Of all the genres of films that I watch, science fiction is my favorite. Oh yes I talk about Horror films, and have made my share of lists on those, and Mafia films are another private hobby, but Sci-Fi is still my greatest love. There are, of course, several types of science-fiction movies. There are those involving space travel, those about travelling in time, and, of course those about the future and all the things it holds. I have found films within each of those categories that I really like and there is even the possibility that I will put them in some more lists, but it is the future films that I find the most intriguing. It is always fun to take a look at what the writers imagine will happen to us, where technology will be, what cities will look like and more. I took a look back at all the films that I have watched on the future and figured out which ones were really good and which ones not so much. The following films are what I have come up with. Take a look and see if you agree.
#6 – The Matrix (1999)
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Production Company: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho II Film Partnership
The plot follows a computer programmer and hacker, Thomas A. Anderson, nicknamed Neo who learns through a series of strange events about the true nature of reality. He is contacted by Morpheus, who in the past was labeled a terrorist by the government and had since disappeared. After they meet, Morpheus helps Neo awaken to actual reality which is a future Earth where the machines have destroyed everything and taken over using humans as living fuel-cells powering their grid. They keep the unconscious people/batteries in pods mounted in large towers and occupy their minds by jacking them in to a vast computer program known as the Matrix. After awakening, Neo joins the rebellion against the machines. Stationed in floating ships travelling through the machine world the freed humans can plug back in to the Matrix where Neo and the rest fight for the freedom of mankind.