Today, Monday, August 15, 2022, “Matrix“ at 8.15 p.m. on the Kabel Eins channel, and on the off chance that you haven’t seen the Wachowski sisters’ sci-fi masterpiece, we have just one word for you: tune in!
After all, “MatrixNot only one of the most influential films of the last 25 years (hardly any other film has been copied and parodied so often), but also a stand-alone film a near-perfect big-screen adventure that features revolutionary action sequences and a gripping sci-fi setting.
Directly afterwards at 11 p.m. there will also be “Matrix Reloaded” on Kabel Eins. The second part of the series doesn’t quite come close to the ingenuity of the first film, but it’s still a very good film that ups the ante, especially in terms of action, and thus makes for one of the most spectacular chases of all time.
If you miss the TV broadcast or just don’t want to stay up late, you can “Matrix”, “Matrix Reloaded” and Part 3 “Matrix Revolutions”, which, by the way, will be broadcast on Kabel Eins next Monday, can also be streamed on Netflix. Alternatively, you can also get the films on DVD or Blu-ray – for example in a set with the “Matrix 4: Resurrections”.
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Unassuming programmer Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) has long had a feeling that something is wrong with the world. One day, these suspicions are confirmed when the mysterious Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) shows up and claims that the world Thomas lives in is just a computer simulation. The stranger now presents Thomas with a choice:
Either he stays in the so-called Matrix and get on with his monotonous but secure life, or follow Morpheus into the real world, where the few free humans wage a bitter war against the machines that exploit most of humanity for energy. Of course, Thomas opts for reality and a short time later becomes the beacon of hope for the resistance…
Above “Matrix’ there is really no need to waste many words. After all, it’s well known that the film caused a pop culture earthquake when it hit theaters in 1999. “Matrix’ inspired so many imitators that even those unfamiliar with the film have a very good chance of seeing a copy or parody of it at some point. Legendary is the so-called “Bullet Time”, a way of filming action scenes that was innovative at the time, thanks to which the actors fight each other in slow motion, while the camera seems to be moving at normal speed.
Yet “Matrix“ is more than an action revolution, but also offers a lot of philosophical depth. The question “Are we all living in a simulation?” is linked here with a gripping sci-fi vision and the idiosyncratic, but precisely because of this, so iconic style of Lilly and Lana Wachowski.
“Matrix’ is one of those films that will keep you busy long after the credits roll: Be it because the action scenes just blew you away, because the exciting sci-fi premise made you think, or because you ask how you would have acted if Morpheus had given you a choice. .
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