Animatrix | 2002
Nine short animated films that share the general theme of the war between humanity and artificial intelligence. In "Final Flight of the Osiris," the crew of a hovercraft must get a message back to Zion and battle an armada of Sentinels along the way. As the genesis of the film "The Matrix," "The Second Renaissance-Parts I and II" serve as a guided tour and history of the Matrix. In "Kid's Story," a high school boy gets a personalized invitation from Neo to escape the Matrix. "Program" features a simulated Samurai training program in which a soldier of Zion is forced to chose between love and her comrades in the real world. In "World Record," a world-record holding sprinter breaks out of the Matrix. The quiet town of "Beyond" features a bug in the system--in the form of an abandoned mansion. "A Detective Story" finds a hard-boiled detective tracking cyber-criminal Trinity through the looking glass. And in "Matriculated," a small group of rebels capture a sentient robot and proceed to program it as an ally for their cause.