- May 19, 2018
Is it? "Reality isn't real" was the plot of Dark City, Ghost in the Shell, and about a million Star Trek episodes. What the Matrix did was add John Woo action and a late-90s aesthetic that made it the right product, in the right place, at the right time.The plot of The Matrix is primarily ripped off from two earlier sources: World On A Wire, a 1973 sci-fi movie by the gay German director Fassbinder and Wicked City, a 1987 manga feature animation. Both of these are on Youtube if Zach gave a fuck to do a real film study, but he obviously won't cos he's as lazy about researching films as he is about virtually anything else he "researches".
Moldbug cited The Matrix as proof of accidental genius, and I tend to agree- especially given that their only other "good" movie was a complete bastardization of V for Vendetta.