‘A Glitch In The Matrix’ (2021) | Movie Review

‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ is garbage. A documentary that attempts to explore the idea of Simulation Theory; or the theory that we are all living in a computer simulation and thus, are not real nor is anyone you interact with. This theory was brought on by famous modern thinkers like Elon Musk and, weirdly, Joe Rogan. Ever since ‘The Matrix’ this idea has been infecting the public mind and more than ever has been accepted by a large amount of people. Where this film fails miserably is in its research and interview subjects, making the entire watch pointless.

If you didn’t want to watch ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ but still wanted to get the same amount of value and information, you could easily just watch an episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ or talk to your uncle who’s never left the basement and still owns all of his VHS recordings of films on tv (and uses them frequently). The interviews are with people who literally hide their faces and identities, with no credibility or expertise in the field they are talking about, trying to sound smart.

Not only does this undercut any attempt to validate Simulation theory, but it makes the film appear sophomoric and underdeveloped. Had the creators actually looked for people with credibility, who’d be willing to show their credentials and their faces with the world, MAYBE that would lend some authenticity to what you’re hearing. This crucial aspect of documentary filmmaking lost on the director makes me wonder if anyone even researched the topic before filming.

The only interesting part of the film is where they showed the real dangers of thinking you are in a simulation. A prisoner recounts murdering his family convinced he was living in The Matrix, or one person who hijacks a plane and before crashing relayed how shocked he was flying a real place felt like flying in a video game. Everything else was just a waste of time.

Don’t watch this film, it did not do its job in finding experts or accurately research the topic it’s based on.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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