The Matrix was first released on the 31st of April, 1999. It was both written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). It is a science fiction movie set in a dystopic future which shows us what could happen if we were to create A.I. (artificial intelligence). The Wachowski brothers use many film techniques and also the science fiction conventions to show us the science fiction world they created in great detail.
The movie opens with green glowing digits filling the screen before some fade away leaving the title, ‘The Matrix’, glowing green on a dark background. It is very to distinguish that this is a science fiction movie from the opening title screen.
In contrast to the rest of the movie, the office scene at Neo’s workplace has a bright atmosphere, compared to the dark rooms, dull colours, and loneliness seen throughout the rest of the movie. The office could be described as Neo’s place of conformity. Neo (known as Thomas Anderson in the workplace) is late to work and is addressed by his boss. Window cleaners are scrubbing the windows and behind them you can see that it is a bright, sunny day. There are many people doing their jobs in the workplace. The desks are arranged in neat rows, and all look exactly the same, which suggests that there is no sense of identity, nothing left behind by the worker at each desk to suggest that it belongs to them. Neo receives a package, which contains a phone. Morpheus rings him and guides him to safety. As Neo is escaping, a high camera angle shows Neo as if he is trapped within the maze of identical desks. A low camera angle from Neo’s point of view makes the agents and the police seem much bigger as Neo crouches and runs through the maze. Fast paced climatic music is also played as Neo makes his way through the building. A high angle shot of the whole office also shows the agents closing on Neo from all angles, like predators hunting their prey. When Neo is on the window ledge, the camera...