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Take the Red Pill and Wash it Down with ‘The Matrix’ Drinking Game

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This past spring marked the thirteenth year since the release of the groundbreaking cyberpunk actioner The Matrix. This seems a bit arbitrary, but if American Pie can have a reunion of sorts thirteen years down the line, why not take this opportunity to revisit one of the true game-changers in cinema history?

If you’re brave enough, follow this white rabbit of a drinking game through all three films, though we don’t recommend you do them in quick succession. It’s going to be tough to get through that first Agent Smith playground battle in The Matrix Reloaded as it is. Still, it’s a great time to pull out your VHS, DVD or Blu-ray of the original The Matrix and enjoy watching it from the desert of the real. You just might start to believe that you are not in Los Angeles in 1999.

And now, to cover our butts… This game is only for people over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly, and remember that you really don’t know kung fu.

TAKE A DRINK WHEN…

  • Someone makes a phone call
  • An Agent takes over a person’s body
  • A person goes into or comes out of the Matrix
  • Someone defies the laws of physics in the Matrix

TAKE A DRINK WHEN YOU SEE…

  • Bullet time
  • A slo-mo shot
  • A computer screen
  • The green computer symbols of the Matrix

TAKE A DRINK WHEN SOMEONE SAYS…

  • “Neo”
  • “Matrix”
  • “Anderson”
  • “Morpheus”

CHUG YOUR DRINK WHEN…

  • The Oracle shows up

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Kevin Carr crawled from the primordial ooze in the early 1970s. He grew up watching movies to the point of irritation for his friends and was a font of useless movie knowledge until he decided to put that knowledge to good use. Now, Kevin is a nationally syndicated critic, heard on dozens of radio stations around the country, and his reviews appear in a variety of online outlets. Kevin is also a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA).

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