To help you get ready for the "Revolution," which opens Wednesday, here's a recap of the first two "Matrix" films.
In "The Matrix," a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) discovers that life is an illusion created by machines that have taken over Earth and enslaved all of humanity, keeping them in pods where they produce electricity for the machines and live their lives inside their heads as part of the Matrix. This is not good. A dude in a black leather jacket named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) turns Neo on to the truth, telling him he is the "chosen one" to free humanity. Neo is then freed from his pod, his body rehabilitated, and he joins Morpheus, Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and other freedom fighters in a struggle to reclaim the Earth. At the end of the film, Neo starts to exhibit superpowers within the Matrix, indicating that he may indeed be the "chosen one."