In 1999, a very young version of myself went to a local cinema, to see The Matrix. Safe to say, my life has never been the same since. The Wachowski Brothers brought us something that we had never seen before, more than something actually, many different things. It was a revolution in film making in many ways also. It introduced the world to “bullet time”, and it even pioneered new filming techniques to be able to capture and create the effects it so effectively blew the audience away with.
The Matrix introduced us to some of the most memorable and most quoted characters. Everyone knew who Neo was after this movie. Everyone knew “I know kung fu,” everyone knew the sound of slow motion bullets as the rippled past. No one would or could forget the first time they saw Neo lean back in slow motion dodging bullets, something we had never seen before. We also got of the most compelling villains we had seen in ages. Everything he did and said left a mark, from the way he would say “Mr. Anderson,” to his trade mark shades, we all remembered Agent Smith.
The Matrix was one of those movies, that you never forget the first time you saw it, you never forget the way it made you feel about movies. That’s a big part of the reason that this movie will stick with me for a long time.