Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real.
Reality: The world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Whoa.
"Smart filmmaking. Get strapped in for a brain-popping trip." ‐Richard Corliss, TIME
Mind-warp stunts. Techno-slammin' visuals. Mega-kick action. Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in The Matrix, the see-and-see-again cyberthirller written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Bound). The story sears, the special effects stake out new moviemaking territory, the movie flat out rocks. Perception: The Matrix is "Stylistically savvy. The ultimate in cyberscapism" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times). Reality: Ditto.