Review: The Matrix

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  • US, 1999, dir.: Lilly & Lana Wachowski, act.: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

You don’t really think the Brazilian rainforest is burning, the USA is governed by a scoundrel, and Sporting Anderlecht has forgotten how to win? Everything we think is reality, is only appearance.

That, at least, is what Morpheus claims in The Matrix. Twenty years ago, the directors and scriptwriters Lilly and Lana Wachowski cleverly capitalized on the fears around the millennium with this philosophical cyber thriller. Despite spectacular special effects like the famous and much copied bullet time, The Matrix feels like an old myth now. Step by step, hacker Neo – Keanu Reeves in the role of his life – discovers that his world is only a virtual creation made by all-powerful machines (the Matrix) that abuse people as batteries.

Kinepolis is screening the remastered 4DX version of the classic. 4DX involves moving cinema seats, wind, mist, rain, lightning, vibrations, and smells that are all supposed to immerse you more deeply into this film that warns against total immersion.

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