A computer hacker searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He discovers that what most people perceive as reality is actually a simulation created by machines and joins a rebellion to break free.
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- DVD and Blu-ray
- Top 100 Thrills
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Film Editing
- Best Sound Effects Editing
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Sound
RSci-fi violence and brief language
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Interactive menus; Filmographies; Scene access; Behind-the-scenes documentaries; Cast/Crew commentary; Music-only audio track; "Follow The White Rabbit" and "Take The Red Pills" for more mysterious, mind-bending extras.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; commentaries; featurettes: "Behind The Matrix," "Take the Red Pills" and "Follow the White Rabbit"; trailers; music video.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although The Matrix is an exciting, sometimes confusing, sci-fi adventure with a brooding Keanu Reeves and a mysterious Laurence Fishburne at it center. It's heavy on special effects and rated R for violence (some pretty gross, including an icky bug that enters the hero's body through his belly button) and language ("s--t," "goddamn," "crap," etc.). Most teens 14 and up who are begging to see it should be able to handle it without a problem, though the plot can be confusing as it unfolds.
- Sexual Content
- Brief scene with scantily clad characters, cleavage, passionate kissing.
- Many fight sequences involving knives, guns, kicks, punches. Deaths during battle scenes. An icky bug enters the hero's body through his belly button.
- "S--t" and "goddamn," numerous times, also "ass," a--hole," "hell," "crap" and "Jesus" and "Jesus Christ" used as excalmations.
- Social Behavior
- "Reality" may no be what you think it is. If you are called to save others, you have a choice to accept or reject a destiny others tell you that you have. Never give up, even against great odds in an ever-changing reality.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The Oracle smokes, one character has a drink.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it