Prior to 1999, no one had heard of bullet-time effects. That all changed with the revolutionary film The Matrix , which put slow-motion action into the forefront of action lovers’ minds. The film shifted the entire industry, forcing studios and producers to rethink how action and science fiction films as a whole were made. With jaw-dropping, state-of-the-art special effects, this cyberpunk blockbuster made virtual worlds and all leather/vinyl attire the coolest thing in theaters. Directed by the Wachowskis, the film came out of nowhere to tell the story of Neo, aka ‘The One’. Believed to be the savior of humanity, Neo was destined to rescue the race from the artificial world known as the Matrix.