The image of the red and blue pills is central to the movie’s narrative but has been co-opted by hate groups who want adherents to think only they know the ‘truth’.
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It would be easy to interpret the Wachowskis’ films as innately trans, but in doing so, we might be relying too heavily on auteur theory.
You might have the impression they’re bad but give them another try and you might be surprised.
Cult film The Matrix was released 20 years ago this month. From Plato to Baudrillard, the film explored philosophical dilemmas we are still wrestling with today.
When it was released in 1999, The Matrix introduced a new type of image: bullet-time. Bruce Isaacs explains why it has become one of the most influential special effects in the history of cinema.