Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment (NZ), October 29, 2003
The Matrix hits TV2
The Fight for the Future Begins: In anticipation for the third part of the critically acclaimed futuristic trilogy The Matrix: Revolutions, the original blockbuster The Matrix hits TV2! Sunday at 8.30pm.
In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" to fuel the Matrix's campaign of domination in the "real" world.
He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss) in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix. Made across the Tasman, this original adventure also features Kiwi actors Julian Arahanga and Anthony Ray Parker.
For lead female actress Carrie Anne Moss, who plays Trinity, being selected by directors Larry and Andy Wachowski for a role that has catapulted her to cult fame has meant a lot.
"I was very overwhelmed with it all at first. I can imagine the extent to which they must have had to fight to have me in this film. I imagine that the powers that be in Hollywood would have wanted someone more famous. Those two guys must have believed in me so much."
Having worked with such great directors and an equally amazing cast definitely adds to the success of this trilogy.
"They (the directors) are cool, they speak in a language that I understand, which is really unusual. Every once in a while I meet a director that I can get," Moss explains. "I would be really happy to work the rest of my life with them, with Keanu and Laurence and Hugo. I would be so happy to never work with anyone ever again but I would be out of a job. I feel so completely spoiled."
With the release of The Matrix:Reloaded on DVD, and The Matrix: Revolutions coming to theatres soon, we will soon discover that everything that has a beginning has an end. TV2 also has a special look at the making of this final part to the trilogy in Roadshow: Behind The Scenes: Matrix Revolutions at 11.40pm on Saturday November 1.
Head back to where it all began in The Matrix, Sunday at 8.30pm on TV2.