Why We Love The Matrix

Running Pr.: Perseus. Apr. 2021. 128p. ISBN 9780762472123. $18. FILM
In the Venn diagram of science fiction fans and film nerds, a unique universe exists where binary is the fabric of time and space—this is where the 1999 film The Matrix thrives. This highly accessible illustrated guide explores the movie’s themes, characters, and philosophical implications. Fun and quirky, yet loaded with facts, this deep dive will delight readers. Film and television journalist Taylor-Foster relates intriguing and insightful anecdotes as she carefully decodes the film’s iconic moments and analyzes the way the movie blurs the line between heroes and villains; she also offers commentary on actors Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Laurence Fishburne. This delightful volume is brimming with trivia and information about the making of the film, and its success as a franchise. Images interspersed throughout, bookending chapters and highlighting key figures, complements the writing.
VERDICT A geeky celebratory short read that is sure to be a collectible volume for serious followers of The Matrix for years to come.
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