Joshua’s review published on Letterboxd:
One hell of a movie. The Matrix does a really good job with balancing interesting philosophical ramblings with awesome action.
This film is so stylish and enjoyable- so ridiculous yet so cathartic in its pursuits. It's so easy to see why this is such a highly regarded science fiction film. The Matrix has so much strength behind the action- the worldbuilding is genuinely fascinating and the scenes play out so confidently. The cinematography is freakin' awesome. The soundtrack is mwah.
Revisiting it made me appreciate it even more. My only issues I can think of is that it is outdated in some ways, especially some of the CGI- but there's a charm to it. I'm gonna watch the sequels soon... that may be a whole other kettle of bullets.