I originally watched The Matrix in a friend’s basement when I was 16 or 17. It was a poor quality copy playing on his rather small TV connected to his rather slow computer. But that didn’t stop me from being completely blown away by the story and special effects. Fast forward 19 years and we now have Warner Brothers re-releasing the iconic film in 4K and high dynamic range. I watched it last night and was thoroughly impressed. The film’s special effects hold up incredibly well (not perfect in the CGI-heavy sentinel scenes, but pretty damn impressive for something almost 20 years old) and I would argue the story is even more relevant today than in 1999.
Definitely worth a watch.