Rolling Stone

The Matrix



The Wachowskis’ magnificen­t mash-up of cyberpunk, S&M couture, comic books, and cult sci-fi scenarios didn’t just introduce a fringe simulation theory into the mainstream — it also establishe­d Keanu Reeves as the 21st century’s first real action hero a year before the new

millennium started and changed the way blockbuste­rs were made. The reality-bending rescue mission that ends with a helicopter crashing into a rippling skyscraper still feels mind-blowing. The “bullet time” sequences still feel revolution­ary.

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