The Matrix is a groundbreaking film. From the revolutionary cinematography, excellent soundtrack, mimetic trench coat and green text aesthetics, to answering the grand philosophical questions of life, it stands the test of time. But on top of that, it’s theme of “awakening” holds prescient lessons for the disinformation media landscape we inhabit today.
What is “taking the red pill” really about? Maybe not believing the earth is flat, but becoming aware that governments, media, teachers, and various authority figures have been deliberately pulling the wool over our eyes for too long, presenting us with a false reality. In this sense, the 1999 film pushes us to acknowledge life in 2021 as intentionally misleading, and charts our course toward uncovering a greater, more truthful reality.
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