I remember hearing people talk about The Matrix when it was new and thinking, “Who would want to see a movie about math?” Perhaps the movie wouldn’t have been so bad if it really was just about math. My husband had a copy of it, and we watched it together when we first started dating. I should have run then, but I was young and in love.
The Matrix is a movie about Keanu Reeves, who may or may not be related to Steve Reeves. (Steve Reeves was a burly guy who was in a few bad Hercules movies decades ago.) Apparently, Keanu Reeves is a clever computer hacker who discovers that his life is a sham. He takes the DayQuil instead of the NyQuil pill and wakes up in a vat of goo. When he goes back to his sham life, he has to fight some bad guys and he has some superpowers. I heard a lot of people who found religious significance in this movie, like they found in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
This movie caused a fad when people would wear trench coats and bend over backwards. The Matrix also spawned a few sequels and cartoons.