It all started with today Wachowski sisters, Lana and Lili, as the story of scienceto fiction was written and directed by them, who were inspired by Japanese films, especially in Ghost in the Shell, to create Matrix, a film that became a watershed in contemporary cinema.
From the beginning the Wachowski sisters contemplated The Matrix as a trilogy, and the success of the first film made the following films possible: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).
The Matrix premiered in 1999, and its plot describes a future in which the reality perceived by human beings is the matrix, a simulated reality created by machines in order to pacify the human population.
The film was shot from September 1998 and its filming lasted 118 days in the Australian studios in Sydney and in the surrounding areas of the city. As we already know, the protagonists of this work are Keanu Reeves in his role as Thomas Anderson (Neo), Laurence Fishburne What Morfeo, the actress Carrie-Anne Moss giving life to Trinity Y Hugo Weaving like the hated Agent Smith.
Here the trailer of Matrix 1999:
But behind this film that marked the cinema there are multiple anecdotes and curiosities that have come out over time, and today 22 years since the premiere of Matrix, And thanks to our friends at HBO Max, at De10.mx we bring you 10 data that were collected by fans and perhaps you did not know:
Remember that the successful trilogy of Matrix will be available in HBO Max starting June 29, so you can catch up on or relive this story before it arrives Matrix 4.
10 facts you may not know about the Matrix
1. The bullet time effect was used for the first time in the cinema with Matrix. It is a filming technique that allows you to film specific action scenes in 360 degrees and pass them in slow motion.
2. Its premiere was so good that it was the biggest Warner Bros hit to date (1999).
3. Matrix was the first movie in the world to sell 1 million DVDs.
4. Some of the actors who were considered to participate in the project were: Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
5. Keanu Reeves decided to share his earnings with the entire team that was part of the film’s recording, such as makeup, sound, lighting, etc. (We love it)
6. The recognizable code that appears on the screens when the Matrix is encoded is a Japanese sushi recipe.
7. The scene of the shooting in the lobby of the building where the Agents were holding Morpheus took 10 days to film.
8. Ironically the name Morpheus comes from Greek mythology as the god of sleep, which contradicts his role in the film.
9. The movie was filmed in Australia even though the street names belonged to the city of Chicago.
10. The main actors had to undergo a previous physical training six months before filming to master the technique of martial arts and move acrobatically.
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11. Not only is it an action and science fiction film, but it is inspired by religious and philosophical themes, in addition to referring to stories such as 1984 by George Orwell oa Alice in Wonderland de Lewis Carroll.
12. The aftermath of Matrix, Matrix Reloaded Y Matrix Revolutions, were filmed at the same time and their premieres were made only six months apart.
13. In the original story, machines captured humans to use their brains as processors.
14. Keanu Reeves had surgery before they started recording Matrix, so he was in a neck brace for the first four months of filming.
15. Matrix was the first film of Carrie-Anne Moss.
16. At the Oscars of the year 2000 Matrix managed to win four statuettes for the following categories: Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, Best Sound Effects and Best Sound.
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We leave you this card from the movie “Back to the Future”: