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21st Jan 2020

Grown man watches The Matrix for the first time

Wil Jones

What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?

The Matrix is a movie that changed Hollywood cinema. Back in 1999, we had seen nothing like Bullet Time before.

The melting pot of anime, kung-fu, cyber-goth fashion and solipsism was an absolute mind-fuck for anyone who was a teenager at the turn of the century. It made Keanu Reeves an action icon, and inspired a million terrible slow-mo sci-fi fight scenes.

But how does it hold up over two decades after it was first released? We got someone who has somehow never seen the film to sit down and watch it with a die-hard fan of the movie, to see what they thought.

Did they enjoy it? What did they think of Keanu, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss in skin-tight leather, doing kung-fu? Will they take the red or the blue pill?