This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
-Morpheus, “The Matrix”
What is The Matrix?
A lot of people have no idea.
The original movie, “The Matrix”, was released seventeen years ago, in 1999. Today’s college graduates were still in diapers, and many of them are completely ignorant not only of the story arc, the mythology, and the characters in the cinematic cycle, but also of the philosophical allusions and ramifications of the ideas presented therein.
They’re not alone; most of the film’s viewers don’t get it either. To us, it’s a classic sci-fi (more…)