The Animatrix
2002
180 MIN
CC
Nine short animated films that share the general theme of the war between humanity and artificial intelligence. In "Final Flight of the Osiris," the crew of a hovercraft must get a message back to Zion and battle an armada of Sentinels along the way. As the genesis of the film "The Matrix," "The Second Renaissance-Parts I and II" serve as a guided tour and history of the Matrix. In "Kid's Story," a high school boy gets a personalized invitation from Neo to escape the Matrix. "Program" features a simulated Samurai training program in which a soldier of Zion is forced to chose between love and her comrades in the real world. In "World Record," a world-record holding sprinter breaks out of the Matrix. The quiet town of "Beyond" features a bug in the system--in the form of an abandoned mansion. "A Detective Story" finds a hard-boiled detective tracking cyber-criminal Trinity through the looking glass. And in "Matriculated," a small group of rebels capture a sentient robot and proceed to program it as an ally for their cause....  
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