Everyone pretty much knows that I’m a movie junkie and often look at my life like a movie. I believe we see ourselves in the films we connect with the most.
That worldview started me thinking, what movie best represents you or your life philosophy?
For me, it’s “The Matrix”. Why? The reason is most of the time I feel like we live in some sort of twilight zone. That “The Matrix” deludes us into believing what is projected on us and some of us choose to be in blissful ignorance rather than deal with the truth.
Which pill would you take; the Red or The Blue?
If presented with the knowledge you seek to change your life, would you?
For me, movies aren’t just movies. They represent a belief, vision, or point of view. Does art imitate life or vice versa? Cinema itself is a projection of a journey the filmmaker wants us to take.
Written and directed by The Wachowskis, and starring Keanu Reeves, “The Matrix” (1999) depicts a dystopian future in which reality, as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “The Matrix”. It was created by machines endowed with feelings and unstructured consciousness to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source.
Computer programmer “Neo” learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the “dream world”. (Wikipedia)
With this premise, the filmmakers have set up and manipulated us to absorb and confront the possibilities of this hellish world. This alternate space is really a metaphor for the choices we are faced with daily. Knowing the truth, what do we do? Use that information to change what is or choose to be a sleepwalker through life?
This is the reason why I love film. The good ones provoke introspective thought and conversation. Something we are in desperate need of today.