May 28, 1999
Rated R for violence and language
In a small laboratory in Los Angeles, a man named Hannon Fuller made a world... on a computer chip: Los Angeles, 1937. Inside, thousands of people live and interact as if they were real, unaware of the truth. And on top of that world is Fuller's real world, Los Angeles, 1999.
When Fuller is butchered, suspicion is placed on good friend and ex-employee of Fuller, Douglas Hall. When he hears of the murder, and realizes...
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When seeing the previews for The Thirteenth Floor
, most would say, "Been there, done that." There have already been a couple of virtual reality movies, including eXistenZ
and most notably the big hit The Matrix
. The Thirteenth Floor
, of course, didn't copy the formula since it came out around the same time; the problem is that it came out around the same time, and last. After seeing The Matrix
, with its accelerated action and spiffy graphics, The Thirteenth Floor
may seem amateur, but in truth, the only similarity is the common theme of "Questioning reality." Otherwise, they cannot be compared. Full movie review »