Imagine living in a world filled with hope, dreams and aspirations. A world where nothing really mattered other than doing your part to make things better. And you’re convinced, that no matter what anybody tells you, there’s nothing else beyond it. You feel it deep within your bones that it’s a true and faithful representation of your beliefs.
Now what if it weren’t real? What if everything you knew turned out to be wrong. You were lied to, threatened, cheated of what rightfully belongs to you. What would you then do?
I’m of the firm belief 1999 was a year of great movies. Films like American Beauty, Fight Club, The Sixth Sense, Magnolia, The Green Mile all came out with story lines that were unique, different and inspiring. Could it possibly have been the threat of Y2K prompting writers to create such thought provoking moral vehicles Hollywood had never seen before?
January that year started like any other January, fairly lackluster with the notable exception of She’s All That. When February rolled around, things began to pick up with the February 5 debut of Payback and the February 19 unveiling of October Sky. But once March reared its face, no one expected what was to happen next. In the midst of Analyze This and Cruel Intentions, The Matrix snuck in, and like a percussion bomb, left nothing in its wake. It pillaged the box office—something unheard of for a March movie.
No one’s ever seen the kind of effects The Matrix owned. Bullet Time became the talk of the town. And the best part? The movie had a massive story arc based on incredible issues such as government control over information, society’s inept ability to rebel, and cultism. The movie proved to be a bulwark against critics.
In all this comes the character Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), unknown in origin but a faithful of the computer program the Matrix. Like Neo (Keanu Reeves), at some point in her life, Trinity discovers the world she lives in is not real. She dares to find the truth. When she reaches out for salvation, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) rescues her from the clutches of the Matrix. Through Neo’s eyes, she relives her first days away from her origins. Neo sees everything as they really are, dank, dark, and dreary. Anything’s better than the fake world the Matrix created. Trinity helps Neo, who the audience later finds out is The Chosen One, to conquer the Matrix’s archenemy, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving).
Rather than continue with a synopsis and bore those who have seen it or spoil it for those who haven’t, I’ll do one better.
What does Trinity mean to me?
Trinity is the epitome of the learned mind who questions their existence and finds the truth through study. She’s someone who, once she finds her real identity, goes to the extreme of helping those still caught in the evil claws of the Matrix. In the finest sense of the word, she’s an exit counselor. Even more so, she comes packing. Whatever obstacles should happen to get in her way, she mows down with her machine pistols and lightening fast reflexes.
In other words, she’s a woman who wows!
What do you think of Trinity?