Yesterday evening, Katherine and I watched The Matrix (1999), which I had never seen. I had heard about it, of course, and several students recommended it to me over the years. (They said it had philosophical content.) I'm sorry, but I hated this movie. There was nothing philosophical about it. The special effects were juvenile; the dialogue was corny; and the acting was second-rate. I honestly don't know how this movie got a cult following. It must be a generational thing. The people who would have enjoyed this movie, when it came out in 1999, were 13- to 18-year olds. These people would be 27 to 32 years old today. This movie must have spoken to them somehow. Was it the fact that a small group was fighting against a massive power? Did these kids like the special effects, which included people jumping into the air? Did they like the black clothing, sunglasses, and guns? Perhaps I'm too old and jaded to understand.
Here is the trailer.