"In a world of 1s and 0s are you a zero, or are you the ONE?"
Do you recognize this movie tagline? It's from one of my favorite films The Matrix.
Starring Keanu Reeves, the film premiered in 1999, a science fiction fantasy like none before!
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 Ann Moss) in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix. Written by Jake Gittes
Throughout the film, Morpheus is convinced that Neo is "The ONE" who is meant to save human life from complete destruction.
Some trivia about the film:
Neo is an anagram for "ONE". In addition "Neo means "new." Neo's real name is Thomas Anderson. He is called Thomas at the beginning of the movie, when he doubts the truth -- that the world as he knows it is not real. He is the "doubting Thomas" of the film. Also, Anderson means "son of man". Hence, Neo Anderson is meant to be, symbolically, the New Son of Man, the Savior of the human race. There are further Biblical references: Trinity, the central female character, and Nebuchadnezzar (the name of Morpheus's ship -- in fact, the name plate on the ship makes reference to a verse in Mark chapter 3).
"Zion... So not only is Neo 'the ONE', he has gone from being the doubter to the new son of man."
A genuinely fantastic film in all ways.
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