The Matrix series

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The Matrix series consists of the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions, all written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. The Matrix universe was further explored in the other media including anime, comics and video games. The story of the Matrix trilogy is part science fiction, part modern myth, with elements of cyberpunk, computer science, philosophy of mind, Hinduism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Buddhism, classical mythology, and other influences.

The series began with 1999's The Matrix, continuing in 2003 with several Animatrix episodes released on the official site for the series. In May 2003 (May 15, 2003 in the US), The Matrix Reloaded, the first sequel, was released. Enter the Matrix was released at the same time; it was the first video game related to the films and interspersed gameplay with scenes shot for The Matrix Reloaded which were not featured in the film. On the sequel's heels followed the full Animatrix DVD with nine animated shorts set in the world created by the Wachowski brothers. November 5, 2003 saw both the conclusion to the film trilogy and an unprecedented event: the simultaneous worldwide release of a major motion picture, when The Matrix Revolutions hit cinema screens worldwide at exactly the same time. The Matrix Online, which is a MMORPG that is set to release in 2005, is supposed to conclude the series.

In addition, several comics - some written by the Wachowskis, others by guest creators - have been released on the official website. These have since been collected in two printed volumes.

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