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Watch the movie, Coppertop!
on August 23, 2016
This movie really holds up over time. It's almost 2 decades old (can you believe that?) but it still holds up. The tech stuff that Mr. Anderson does in the fake Matrix world doesn't get outdated because the writers were smart enough to keep it simple and non descript. (He gives a disc of unknown contents to someone after writing a script that does who knows what. They didn't have him using Quick Basic to code a virus for Lotus 1-2-3 or something that would have been quickly outdated and looked dumb 20 years later)
Then in the 'real world' all the ninja stuff Neo and Trinity do is still awesome action. Bullettime filming isn't innovative anymore but it still looks cool in an action movie.
The story holds up well. (On this one. The sequels didn't hold up long enough to get through the first screening the day they came out) As it's core this is still a story about the duality of consciousness and its just incredibly well put together. When Morpheus offers the red/blue pill choice...that scene still has a lot of depth to it on a psychological level.
Oh, and in HD the visuals in The Matrix just crush it. It is a whole different experience in HD. I remember getting this on DVD when it first came out and DVD players were all the rage. I couldn't believe how amazing this looked back then in 480i on a 30 inch screen with the digital DVD presentation. Not on a 60 inch 1080p screen this is visually jaw dropping.
I was nervous about rewatching this movie as it's one of my all time favorites and I haven't seen it in about 10 years. I was worried that it would seem totally cheesy now and it would ruin the memory of it. But that doesn't happen at all. It holds up very well.