Tag: Power

The Matrix Revisited

This weekend marks the fifteenth anniversary of the release of the film The Matrix. Widely praised for both its technical wizardry and philosophically-charged narrative when it was released, I would argue that many of the themes raised by The Matrix are even more relevant today than fifteen years ago and therefore merit revisiting. Developments such as Web 2.0, social media, and the digitalization of culture have created a sort of virtual reality only embryonic in form in 1999. Although certainly not a “Christian” film, in its critique of contemporary culture The Matrix appeals to themes central to the Christian worldview and raises issues that demand the attention of Christian ethicists.

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