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Red or Blue?

Posted: June 29, 2010 in Movies, Quotes and Excerpts
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The Matrix is one of my favourite movies, full of action, awesome animation, gorgeous costumes, sci-fi scenes, meaningful dialogues, impressive characters and what not!

But the mere reason of writing about it is one of the scenes from the first part of The Matrix.
The scene in which the hero of the movie, Neo has a conversation with the rather mysterious character Morpheus, who explains that what Neo has always perceived as “reality,” including his home, his friends, his job, and his entire existence in 20th century America, is actually a simulation caused by a race of computers that has taken over earth long ago and has enslaved human beings.

To be precise he explains Reality in these words:
“If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, the ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”

Our brains, according to Morpheus, are simply kept alive in a fantasy world so that we can provide electricity to the machines. But a few individuals are occasionally able to disconnect themselves from this matrix of fantasy and regain control of their body, thus combating a desperate battle for supremacy on the planet.
The Matrix is a film filled with religious notions and philosophical symbolism besides action and some marvelous animation.

The Scene-

When Morpheus and Neo meet, Morpheus offers Neo two pills. The red pill will answer the question “what is the Matrix?” (by removing him from it) and the blue pill simply for life to carry on as before. As Neo reaches for the red pill Morpheus warns Neo “Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”

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Recommended by my brother, I watched this movie called, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and truly enjoyed every minute of it. Just loved the animation, the characters, dialogues and above all just adore Toothless (that adorable dragon).

It is a story of vikings living on a small island and dealing with constant dragons attacks.
Hiccup, hero of the story is a Viking teenager who is not as tough and does not have a strong-built like his fellow-men so his father does not allow him to enter into the battlefield.
The rest of the story is about how he proves himself to be strong not in physique but in mind.
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