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The Matrix Saga

By Dalmy AlvesPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film, it depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, which intelligent machines have created to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source.

The film popularized a visual effect known as "bullet time", in which the heightened perception of certain characters is represented by allowing the action within a shot to progress in slow-motion while the camera appears to move through the scene at normal speed.

The Matrix was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999, and grossed over $460 million worldwide. It received largely positive reviews from critics, who praised its innovative visual effects, action sequences, cinematography and entertainment value, and won four Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing), as well as several other accolades, including BAFTA Awards and Saturn Awards. The film is considered to be among the best science fiction films of all time and was added to the National Film Registry for preservation in 2012.

The film's success led to two feature film sequels being released in 2003, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, which were also written and directed by the Wachowskis. The Matrix franchise was further expanded through the production of comic books, video games and animated short films, with which the Wachowskis were heavily involved. The franchise has also inspired books and theories. A fourth film, titled The Matrix Resurrections, is scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.

The Matrix Reloaded

The film premiered on May 7, 2003, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, and had its worldwide release by Warner Bros. Pictures on May 15, 2003, including screening out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. The video game Enter the Matrix and The Animatrix, a collection of short animations, supported and expanded the film's story.

The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $739.4 million worldwide, breaking Terminator 2: Judgment Day's record and becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, until Deadpool surpassed it in 2016.

The Matrix Revolutions

The film was released in November 2003, six months after The Matrix Reloaded, and is the third part of the Matrix trilogy.

The film's budget is estimated at $110 million and it raised 139 million in North America, for a total of $427 million worldwide.

Actress Gloria Foster, who played the Oracle in the first two films, passed away before the end of filming for the third film. She was replaced by actress Mary Alice. His change of appearance was incorporated into the plot and this didn't go unnoticed by fans.

Matrix Resurrections

Internet users were victims of the Matrix, or nearly so. Before releasing the first trailer for Matrix Resurrections, the fourth film in the franchise, Warner Bros. updated the official website of the film with a joke for fans to choose which real-world they want: the blue or red pill. When making a decision, combinations with 180 thousand unpublished scenes can be shown.

The 90s and 2000s heartthrob will revive the character for the first time in 18 years and netizens have gone wild with the new look in The Matrix 4. Some have compared it to another iconic Keanu Reeves character: brawling jockey John Wick. But one thing is certain: the protagonist's beauty continues to enchant many people!

The production of these movies all changed cinema and affected our lives bringing real-life reflection on the Matrix so it couldn't be just any movie, IT'S THE MOST EXPECTED MOVIE IN HISTORY!

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Dalmy Alves

I'm a young dreamer who seeks to make many dreams come true, one of them is to make a living from writing, I love to write about everything, including the things I love the most, so stay here, maybe you'll identify with me.

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