The Matrix Movie Review Summary

Actors: Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Matrix

This movie is about Neo, a computer hacker who is trying to find out what the Matrix is. He finds out that he has been living in a "dream world" controlled by the machines. There are rebels who are trying to overthrow the machines and win the war. Neo is the "One" who can do this.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Movie prepared by Rad

Thomas A. "Neo" Anderson (Reeves), a computer specialist, has a good job with Metacortex in what he thinks is the year 1999, but something keeps nagging at him that's incomplete or missing. Suddenly, he's drawn into a rebel conspiracy headed by Morpheus (Fishburne) which reveals to him that the year is really 2199, most of life as humans know it was destroyed in the interim, and computers and other machines rule the earth -- using humans kept in suspended animation as their power source and maintaining the illusion in their minds that they are living, breathing, working, etc. The entire setup is known as the Matrix. In order to overthrow this regime, Neo and the rest of the team will have to outrun and outfight the "agents" -- computer programs in virtual reality such as Mr. Smith (Weaving) who are superfast, have superstrength, and can change shapes or teleport from one place to another. Visually exhilarating, mixing CGI and thrilling martial arts work, this 1999 film was the first of a projected trilogy written and directed by the brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

   Thomas Anderson, aka Neo, is trying to find out about a whole idea called the Matrix. What is the Matrix? Well, it's an artificial computer program where we live, designed by powerful robots who harvest humans in fields. After entering "The Real World," and meeting Morpheus, Trinity and the gang of super-cool humans who can do cool things, Neo saves humanity.
The review of this Movie prepared by Margaret

A full on action movie that explores the possibilities of an alternate earth. Action packed, fast moving movie, a science fiction genre with a little travel in space vehicles evading creatures. The movie is about a man caught up in events. He must find answers in a cruel puzzle. A very good movie for action scenes with lots of guns. Watch it if you like this sort of action.
The review of this Movie prepared by Anthony Cook

Script Analysis of The Matrix

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 43.3%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 33.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 23.3% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Robots & Computers & VR    -   Yes Promotions/training story    -   Yes Robots    -   virtual reality movie    -   fighting an evil computer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes In virtual reality?    -   Yes Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs    -   exotic aliens

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like The Matrix

The Matrix Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian