Countdown to Oscar: ‘The Matrix’

by | January 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM | The Movies, TV News

The_Matrix_300x300Editor’s note: It’s Day 2 in our 30-day “Countdown to Oscar,” where we’ll feature a different Oscar-winning movie that you can watch online right here at xfinitytv.com. Today’s pick: “The Matrix.”

“No one can be told what the Matrix is, you have to see for yourself.” Luckily, we can help you with that. Watch Keanu Reeves rip it up as Neo (aka “The One”) in this ground-breaking and visually stunning science fiction action film that won four Oscars, including film editing, sound effects editing, visual effects, and sound.

Even more impressive is the way it influenced visual effects in film, with its use of “bullet time,” known to most fans as the slow motion moment where the camera circle the scene.

“The Matrix” also sparked two sequels, inspired countless Halloween costumes and earned Keanu some serious cool points.

Watch it online here right now.

To see more films in our “Countdown to Oscar,” click here.