The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King


Everyone has a favorite movie. Admit it, don’t admit it, whatever. In the back of your mind, when you read “favorite movie,”¬†something came to mind. For me, that movie is The Matrix.

The Matrix came out the year I graduated high school, and I’ve seen it at least twice a year since then. I’ve seen it so many times I can talk through some of the parts, and I always know what’s going to happen.
Despite knowing what’s going to happen, and knowing the bad guys, and knowing the whole story, I never have not enjoyed this movie.

The Matrix is the first movie I’ve watched that was directed by the Wachowskis. I’ve seen Jupiter Ascending since then, and have decided that The Wachowskis are officially my favorite directors. Their movies are visually stunning, and have amazing storylines.

What is The Matrix?

Luckily for me, The Matrix came out with 2 sequels, making it officially a trilogy. Despite what anyone says, I love all three movies, even though the first one will always be my favorite.

My favorite part about The Matrix, is even though it wasn’t the directors’ intentions, the allegory surrounding the movie is undeniable. From Trinity, to Nebuchadnezzar, even to Morpheus, each character has its own story to tell.

Neo, a computer hacker by night and software engineer by day, has been searching for a man named Morpheus for years. He is searching for an answer to the major question of the day: “What is the Matrix?”

Little does Neo know, the answer is more complex than even he could imagine.


Don’t worry, I’m not giving away any spoilers, even though I’m pretty sure every one of you has seen this movie. If not, I’m afraid I must insist that you drop everything and go watch it immediately. It’s available on HBO Max right now, so you can watch the whole trilogy in one sitting, if you want.

One of my favorite scenes in The Matrix is the scene in the office building. I’ve read and watched many “how they did it” articles and videos, and it’s super cool! You can watch the scene below.

The Wachowskis created several new filming techniques for this movie, most notably the “freeze and rotate” technique. I was fascinated by it back in 1999, and even knowing how they did it doesn’t diminish the fascination.

I hope you get a chance to watch this movie, if you haven’t already. If you’ve seen the movie, as I suspect you have, please let me know in the comments below what your favorite scene was! I love talking about this movie, so would love to hear your thoughts as well! I’d also love to chat with you on Twitter or Pinterest! Until next time, Bookworms!


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