|"Free your mind". Morpheus says to Neo before turning and making a superhuman jump from rooftop to another. The Matrix is a film all about freeing your mind. To create the 422 VISUAL EFFECTS in the film, the Directors had to do just that: free their minds of cenventiality, 'coz as you will see what the directors, Larry and Andy Wachowski have created is anything but conventional.
Neo believes that Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne), a person he knows only through legend, an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can give the answer.
All I am offering is the truth.
One night, Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into another world, an underworld where at last he meets Morpheus and learns for himself the truth about the Matrix.
No one can be told what the Matrix is.
Capturing the Action: Bullet-Time Photography
Super slow motion would be relied on heavily in the stylization of the action scenes in The Matrix, but certain moments in the script called for something special. These scenes required dynamic movement around slow-motion events that approached 12,000 frames per second. This was called "Bullet-Time Photography."
This "Flow-Mo" process allows filmmakers almost unlimited flexibility in controlling the speed and movement of on-screen elements. For example, a fighter leaping into the air to kick his opponent could acclerate to the apex of his leap, appear to hover in the air, extend his leg in a lighting-fast movement, and then gently descend to the ground. Joel Silver, the Producer, describes the process as similar to "full-cel animation, only with people."