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The Matrix

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General Information:
Year Released: 1999
Country: US
Director: Andy & Larry Wachowski

The Promise of Science: Computers

The Matrix takes the Terminator theme one step further. Not only have machines successfully taken over the world, they have enslaved the human race after identifying it as an infinitely replenishable energy source. An elaborate computer-controlled virtual reality simulation of twentieth century life (basically, Life As We Know It) is imposed upon each one of the billions of trapped humans, so they are enslaved without even knowing it. Several humans have figured out what is really going on, and work towards freeing humanity. Once awakened from slumber and pulled out of the false reality, humans see the huge network of formidable machines. These machines occupy the entire planet, and are stronger and more powerful than any others encountered in these films.

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