I almost missed seeing this film when it came out. In those days I didn’t have a personal computer yet and Facebook, Twitter et al hadn’t been invented. I didn’t even read the film magazines so never knew how different The Matrix was going to be. I ended up watching it on one of those small side screens in the Odeon Leicester Square and bitterly regretted it! One viewing wasn’t enough, I needed to watch it a few times to process everything and what it all meant. The action sequences weren’t completely new to me because I’d watched a few Chinese martial arts films before but to have them in the sci-fi context was definitely new. I’m obssessed with sci-fi and to have everything else with it was just mind blowing at the time.Trinity is my favourite character after Nikita. Morpheus completes their trinity. the Oracle. I love her!One of his best roles! I love him!!! Romance.Preparing for battle. She’s good. Very good with any weapon of choice. Fight sequences with Agent Smith are among my all time favourites.Surely among the best choreographed fights. Ever.They do what they have to do.A battle that looked as elegant as ballet. Enlightenment.Sadly the sequels were not nearly equal to the original so this is The One I want to remember.
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