The Legacy of The Matrix
10 Years of 1999: We explore ten movies that owe their existence to the Wachowskis' existential tale.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Like Memento, this could be seen as The Artimatrix -- an adoption of the Matrix narrative devices by an indie-type, contemporary-based puzzle movie. Before The Matrix, it would have been difficult to sell a story told from the viewpoint of a character whose subjective perceptions (here, his memories) are being overwritten by external forces during the course of the plot -- and expected the audience to follow all the threads. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet may be less cool-looking than Keanu and Carrie-Anne, and their interior worlds may be smaller, but they are in the same business of wiping and rewriting reality.