DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that 'The Matrix' was the first movie to sell 1 million copies on DVD? We all know that this Keanu Reeves hit flick trilogy is still iconic to this day. Written and directed by The Wachowskis, this movie was a box office commercial success. It also received four Academy Awards. It is usually a staple of sci-fi discussions and film reviews. With its first film earning more than $460 million worldwide, no one can deny its success. However, when the first movie was released in 1999, DVD players were still far from being household items. Six months after the film's release, it was on home video. The movie then helped propel people to adopt the then-emerging DVD video format. Without the movie's following at that time, DVDs might have been much slower to take off.
The franchise took off from where it left off from its first movie and never missed a beat. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded, and Revolutions, were filmed simultaneously and released in 2003. To this day, the earnings of the trilogy have film critics in awe as it gained $1.6 billion worldwide. The movie has definitely ushered in a new era of sci-fi and dystopian movies. It has embedded into moviegoers an idea of how technology can take over the world someday. The creation of new CGI movies were products of how 'The Matrix' mixed visuals with excellent fight scenes. The world we live in is changing fast because of technological advancements. With the arrival of supercomputers, the elements that the film showed us could soon come into fruition.