It's been said that Neo being an anagram for "one". I think it's more important to realise that Neo means "new". His real name is Thomas Anderson. He is called Thomas at the beginning of the movie, when he doubts the truth -- that the world as he knows it is not real. Thomas is the "doubting" disciple in the Bible. Moreover, Anderson means "son of man". Hence, Neo Anderson is the New Son of Man. The biblical references go on and on... Trinity, Nebucadnezzar (the name of the ship -- in fact, the name plate on the ship makes reference to a verse in Mark chapter 3), Zion... So not only is Neo "the One", he has gone from being the doubter to the new son of man. See more...
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The Matrix (1999) - 155 mistakes
Continuity: During the rooftop scene check out the tiling situation. When Neo takes two bullets, he falls to the ground. He lies mainly inside one tile, even the left gun fits in. (And it's on a vertical line) His top hand lies just on the line. Now, watch again when the agent is dead. All of the sudden he's in-between two tiles, and the gun is now on a horizontal line, but not a vertical.
Continuity: Near the middle of the film when Morpheus directs Tank to load the Jump Program note where Morpheus and Neo land on roof of building. Aerial view shows them landing some distance from the building but when the camera cuts to the first close up they are standing right next to the building.
Other: When Neo shoots with the chopper's machine gun the window smashes from a single point in the middle, shattering two panes. Water then starts splashing up from bullet impacts right at the base of the window, but the glass doesn't smash anywhere around there - it could only work like that if Neo was shooting down at an incredibly sharp angle, which he obviously isn't.
Continuity: Near the middle of the film when we see Morpheus and Neo have entered the Matrix in a scene that begins at a city intersection with a "Walk/Don't Walk" Traffic Sign. Just as the cross the street, Morpheus is speaking to Neo, the next shot looks over Neo's shoulder back towards the intersection, it is no longer visible, as though they have traveled farther down the block than physically possible in the time allotted.
Continuity: At the beginning of the film, when Neo is having the conversation with his boss about his arrival time at the office, when the camera is on Neo, his hands are behind his back, when the is on his boss (showing Neo's back), Neo's hands are in front of him. They're all instant cuts - no time for him to move.
Continuity: In the fight in the toilet between Morpheus and Agent Smith, they're on the floor and Smith has his glasses on. Smith prises Morpheus' hands off him, punches him back against the wall, stands up in a menacing way, and his glasses aren't on any more. He wasn't hit at any point in that brief exchange, so where have his sunglasses disappeared to? [Only in the UK version - the BBFC's got a thing against headbutts, so cut several out from the film. In this case it caused Smith's sunglasses to disappear for no reason.]
Factual error: When Agent Brown shoots at Neo on the skyscraper, the last shot scrapes Neo in the knee and on his shoulder. This would cause both shots to be vertical when standing up. However, when Neo stands up and indicates to the scrape, the shoulder scrape is horizontal - not possible given the trajectory Agent Brown is firing from.