Quite seriously, if anyone really believes that The Matrix films are a lucid philosphical commentary then I suggest you check out some *real* philosophy, not to mention films that dont rely on whizz-bang camera tricks to get noticed....
Start at :
then go to :
and the final jump :
*The Wachowski Bros.... DUH !
Next time you are at your vid store, walk past the 2 metre cut out of Larry Fisburne holding a gun, and go the arthouse section, look for :
*Three Colours Trilogy by Kristof Krislowski
*any Jean Luc Goddard film
*Mulholland Drive by David Lynch, then go look up "Manifest dream patterning" in a psychiatry text book....
Lewis Carroll was a mathematician. The second book in his Alice series, "Through the Looking Glass" is far beyond a tale told to amuse his niece(which was how the original story was created). It is actually a chess game, played out with the characters and their actions....
The Matrix may have been inspired by Carroll and the other sources mentioned, but in no significant way do they compare let alone surpass....IMO, of course.... AFAIC, the Matrix is a sci-fi trilogy, the first film being a classic, the second and third reminding me of Hamlet.......
".....a tale told told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing..."
Asinus asinum fricat