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…
CHUG YOUR DRINK WHEN…
- The Oracle shows up