The Matrix, early 2000’s best classic movie ever?
Matrix is a movie that cannot be seen once. You will need to see it more than three times to place yourself in acceptable understanding. Then you look at it many more times and it will always be exciting, magisterial, revealing.
The film was released on March 31, 1999, engaging millions of people in a story as complicated as it was extraordinary.
Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Agent Smith. Black glasses and martial arts fights. The red pill or the blue one (until today we ask ourselves what we would have taken). This early 2000’s classic movie “The Matrix” was released on March 31, 1999 thanks to the Wachowski brothers and Warner Bros.
I’m not going to lie to them. The first time I saw “The Matrix”, I had a hard time understanding it, I had to see it a couple more times. But it did not cost, because it is one that film, I would love to see a thousand times. Come on, it’s a classic.
Eighteen years have passed since we hallucinated with this story, and here we mention 7 facts you may not know about this extraordinary film:
1. Keanu Reeves was not the first choice to play Neo. Known is that Will Smith discarded the script and preferred “Wild Wild West”. According to IMDB, Nicolas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise also followed in the footsteps of Will. In addition, it is said that the Wachowski brothers wanted Johnny Depp to play Neo.
2. Laurence Fishburne was not the first choice to play Morpheus. Samuel L. Jackson was among those first options, but rejected the offer.
3. A green filter was used in all scenes of The Matrix, which gave that sensation as if we were seeing it through a monitor. In addition, the blue color was removed from all shots.
4. The lenses were specially designed for each character by Richard Walker and his brand “Blinde”.
5. The scene of hundreds of shots in the lobby took 10 days of filming. This is because all the effects are real. Only the ropes that held Trinity and Neo were digitally removed.
6. The film is full of references, both mythological and literary. Examples:
“Morpheus is the Roman god of sleep.
-The white rabbit is for “Alice in Wonderland”.
-The city of Zion is the mystical name of Jerusalem (the Promised Land).
“The Morpheus Ship is called” Nebuchadnezzar, “which in the Bible was a king of Babylon who sought the meaning of his dreams.
7. In the film it is seen that the number of the department of Neo is the “101”, which is the universal language code for computers (Neo is programmer), and also represents the fact that Neo is the One (1) for infinity (0).
Share the memory of yours when you watched this early 2000’s classic movie for a first time.
Directed by The Wachowski Brothers
Produced by Joel Silver
Written by The Wachowski Brothers
Music by Don Davis
Distributed by Warner Bros. (United States) Roadshow Entertainment