How Well Do You Know The Matrix?
When The Matrix was first being created in the world of film, not everyone could see the potential behind this huge big budget franchise. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars actually turned down roles in the film because it was so difficult to understand the concept. Even Hollywood studios had difficulty seeing how one film could be worthy of such a big budget for production. Yet, the franchise was able to prove everyone wrong with the first film grossing over $460 million worldwide. Obviously, the success of the first film helped to put more faith into producing the sequels in the film series. On top of the box office success, the first film won a plethora of awards. This included four different Academy Awards for the sound, editing and visual effects. By the time the second film in the series was in talks, there was a huge amount of support backing it.
The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were equally successful in their response by audiences and the franchise also led to a number of spinoff endeavors. From the animated short films to the video games to the series of successful comics, it became blatantly clear that audiences became enthralled with the concept of the Matrix. Many felt that the storyline of The Matrix franchise helped to launch similar stories in television and film and also helped the careers of many of the actors within the films. Check out our quiz of how well you really know The Matrix and see how familiar you are with the concept, storyline and characters in this iconic franchise.