The Matrix changed things. In 1999, this cyberpunk action movie exploded into theaters heralding a new millennium, a new era for filmmaking and a time when bending over backwards and flailing your arms while making whooshing noises was the coolest thing ever. Twenty years have passed since The Matrix opened in the US on March 3, 1999. (It debuted on April 8 in Australia and on June 11 in the UK.) Computer-generated imagery (CGI) was revolutionizing special effects, video tapes were giving way to DVDs, and mobile phones were fast becoming a must-have. The Matrix captured all that. It's a movie everyone remembers -- even if they haven't seen it. Two decades on, we asked sci-fi fans among the global CNET crew to share their memories of the Wachowskis' Oscar-winning, franchise-starting original. In your playground, college dorm or family home, was The Matrix a groundbreaking instant classic or a pretentious cyberpunk snooze? A whole new universe I was in … [Read more...] about The Matrix remembered at 20: Keanu classic or cyberpunk snooze?