Return to Source

When the 1999 film The Matrix hit movie theaters, it was an immediate success. The film eventually became a popular culture phenomeon, propelling its many philosophical ideas, such as taking the "red pill" (making the decision to wake up from human systems of power and control) and "plugged in" (those who live in blissful ignorance of the tyrannical nature of our modern--and somewhat dystopian--world). It was an action-packed thriller with such an unsual story plot line, it left general audiences scratching their heads in amazement as to what the deeper symbolism of the film might mean. "Return to Source: Philosophy and The Matrix" is an in-depth look of the philosphical ideas of some of the world's most important thinkers, such as Socrates, Decartes, Kant and Nietzche, and how The Matrix so masterfully incorporated these ideas into a modern action film.