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(1999)

Plot Summary

  • Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion.

    - Written by redcommander27
  • Thomas A.Anderson is a man leading a double life. By day, he is an average computer programmer who pays his taxes and helps his landlady take out the garbage. At night, he is a computer hacker by the name of Neo. He finds himself targeted by police when he is contacted by the legendary hacker, Morpheus. Neo wakes up in the real world, a ravaged wasteland. He finds out that most human beings are not born, but are creates by machines so that they can harvest their bioelectric and heat energy and fulfil their electricity needs. The minds of such people are imprisoned in an artificial reality known as the Matrix. Now a rebel, Neo learns about his role in the reality and must confront the agents, programs which all rebels fear, who plan on destroying the rebels and destroying the entire human existence.

    - Written by srijanarora-152-448595
  • During the year 1999, a man named Thomas Anderson (also known as Neo), lives an ordinary life. A software techie by day and a computer hacker by night, he sits alone at home by his monitor, waiting for a sign, a signal - from what or whom he doesn't know - until one night, a mysterious woman named Trinity seeks him out and introduces him to that faceless character he has been waiting for: Morpheus. A messiah of sorts, Morpheus presents Neo with the truth about his world by shedding light on the dark secrets that have troubled him for so long.

    - Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}
  • In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" to fuel the Matrix's campaign of domination in the "real" world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.

    - Written by Jake Gittes
  • A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

The screen is filled with green, cascading code which gives way to the title, The Matrix . A phone rings and text appears on the screen: " Call trans opt: received...

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