17th Anniversary of The Matrix (1999)

March 31st, 1999.
One of the most beloved science-fiction action movies is released unto the world.
(at least in the States)


Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back.
You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

Starring: Keanu Reeves as Tom Anderson Neo, Carrie Anne-Moss as Trinity, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith, dir. The Wachowski Siblings

The famous “Bullet Time” sequence was popularized by The Matrix, however the movie did not create it.

The Matrix bullet-time

The first instance of utilizing the “bullet-time” or, “bullet-time slice”, technique was in the South African/American film Kill and Kill Again (1981), according to the Wikipedia Production section.

Kill and Kill Again bullet-time


cinemagraph: tech noir

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