The Matrix



The Matrix is one of the most overlooked movies in the history of cinema.

While Christian movie reviews are the topic at hand, that doesn't include only reviews of Christian movies. I'm a fan of movies from almost every genre. As for right now, I'm going to look at a movie from a few years ago.

Actually it's three movies...however, it's one long story.

I know what you're thinking. Why would I, as a Christian, care about this movie? A simple answer is that it's a modern day version of Biblical themes. Not to mention the fact that it's great entertainment, special effects, and a wonderful story. You also might be thinking, what is the matrix? To quote the movie, "No one can be told what The Matrix is. They have to see it for themselves."

Back to the main point. The Matrix trilogy is heavily laced with Biblical references and allegories. The most obvious allegory is that Neo represents Jesus. He is "The One". He is a man, but he is also the savior at the same time.

You still might be wondering how this applies to Christianity.

In the second movie, Agent Smith starts to multiply at an alarming rate. In my opinion, he represents sin. Sin grows in the world until something must be done about it.

If you've seen the movie, you'll remember Neo fighting about 100 Agent Smiths on a few occasions.

Then in the final battle, Neo finally realizes something. In order to destroy Agent Smith, he had to become him. He had to sacrifice his own life in order to accomplish this.

Agent Smith puts his hand into Neo's chest and turns him into another copy of himself. Then, after a few seconds, they are destroyed. They all explode.

Relating this to our faith is not difficult. Jesus had to come to Earth as a man. He sacrificed himself for us. Sin was growing at an alarming rate and drastic measures had to be taken. He went into Hell and defeated sin. In order to defeat it, he had to take it on personally.

If you didn't see it before, you'll want to see The Matrix trilogy for yourself. If not...oh well. Hopefully, this chapter of the Christian movie reviews was at least a little entertaining. I believe it is one of the greatest stories ever told.



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