I didn't know there were people out there that hadn't seen the series.
Rent them. The first and third (last) are the better two to see, but you have to watch the second one or you will be way lost.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Maybe it's silly, but I have a steadfast rule when it comes to movies: If Keanu Reeves is in it, I won't see it. I don't see any circumstance in the future wherein I will see The Matrix. Seems like pseudo-intellectual claptrap to me.
They shouldn't have made any sequels to the first Matrix. I loved the first one, and I understood everything they were philosophizing, but I told my wife, "If they make any sequels to this movie they will a) have to go into even more detail about a very complicated subject, thereby alienating a lot of their target audience that prefers not to use his brain, and b) ruin the reputation of a perfectly good movie."
I was wrong in that they didn't really alienate their audience, but the movies didn't attain "Star Wars" status because they did get way too complicated with their sequels - and the ending of the third one sucked, too.