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The Matrix

Threat advisory: Severe - Severe risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Computer hacker Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) has lived a relatively ordinary life - in what he thinks is the year 1999 - until he is contacted by the enigmatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) who leads him into the real world. In reality, it is 200 years later, and the world has been laid waste and taken over by advanced artificial intelligence machines. The computers have created a false version of 20th-century life - the "Matrix" - to keep the human slaves satisfied, while the AI machines draw power from the humans. Anderson, pursued constantly by "Agents" (computers who take on human form and infiltrate the Matrix), is hailed as "The One" who will lead the humans to overthrow the machines and reclaim the Earth.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film science fiction adventure fantasy action computer kung fu

Persons of interest

  • Keanu Reeves .... Neo
  • Laurence Fishburne .... Morpheus
  • Carrie-Anne Moss .... Trinity
  • Hugo Weaving .... Agent Smith
  • Gloria Foster .... Oracle
  • Joe Pantoliano .... Cypher
  • Marcus Chong .... Tank
  • Julian Arahanga .... Apoc
  • Matt Doran .... Mouse
  • Belinda McClory .... Switch
  • Anthony Ray Parker .... Dozer
  • Paul Goddard .... Agent Brown
  • Robert Taylor .... Agent Jones
  • David Aston .... Rhineheart
  • Marc Gray .... Choi
  • Andy Wachowski .... Screenwriter
  • Larry Wachowski .... Screenwriter
  • Andy Wachowski .... Director
  • Larry Wachowski .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Only one of the coolest techno geek action adventure science fiction movies ever made. If you haven't seen it, you must do so immediately. If you have seen it, buy a copy for your collection.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • 2½ hours of new behind-the-scenes footage
  • New interviews: Keanu ,Lawrence, Carrie-Anne, Hugo Weaving, the Wachowski brothers, producer Joel Silver, fight choreographer master Yuen Wo Ping
  • Backgrounds:
    • The origins of The Matrix
    • Special effects
    • The actors' training regimens
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming sequels
  • The Matrix anime project: includes sketches, storyboards, interviews, footage
  • Easter eggs: >3 hours including 188 minutes of music and 7 minutes of bonus video material

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

131 minutes (2:11 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 10 April 2002
VHS retail: 10 April 2002

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