Visible crew/equipment: During the scene where Neo is talking to Agent Smith in the park area where Neo was talking to the Oracle, there is a close-up on Agent Smith's face. In his sunglasses you can see a bright white screen to reflect the light onto the faces of the actors. This isn't visible in any non-reflected angles. You can also see the cameraman on the other side.
Continuity mistake: During the freeway scenes, the katana Morpheus used as a foot hold to grab the keymaker keeps moving. It was at arm's length from the top when he inserted it; when Morpheus was standing on it, the sword was a whole body length below the top; when Morpheus took the sword out in his fight against the agent, it was back in its original position.
Continuity mistake: In the car chase scene, when Trinity is driving the cadillac, the Agent in the cop car slams into the driver's side of Trinity's car and the driver's side mirror is bent inwards. When Trinity drives the cadillac onto the exit ramp, the driver's side mirror is back in its normal position.
Continuity mistake: In the highway chase scene there is a shot of the police cars before they get onto the highway and the cars are Chevrolet Caprices. When they are on the highway chasing Trinity's car, the police cars become brand new Chevrolet Impalas. But when the police cars start to ram her, they become Caprices again.
Continuity mistake: When Neo and the keeper are fighting on the middle bench, one by one the bowls get knocked off - the two on the far corners (left and right) reappear and disappear at least once. Likewise the pot on the right hand table with stick-like things in - that table's completely cleared at one point, but that pot reappears.
Continuity mistake: During the freeway chase scene the Cadillac gets slammed up against the wall and sparks start shooting from the side to show that the car is being scraped by the wall. However, in several quick shots after we see the car gets scraped against the wall, there are only bullet holes and no trace of scraping against the side of the car.
Factual error: In the scene where Neo is shot at by the French guy's henchmen, they shoot with different types of guns. 4 of these are submachine guns which would fire 9mm. Another is a M1928 Thompson would fire .45 APC. Lastly there is a Heckler and Koch G36K which would fire the drastically different 5.56x45mm NATO. When Neo stops the bullets, they are all 9mm Parabellum rounds.
Continuity mistake: Further to the comment about some of the Smith clones not having Hugo Weaving's face pasted onto them, just after Neo does his back flip into two agents whilst kicking the two either side of him, just after he turns back around towards the camera, there is a very obvious stuntman standing just behind him who looks absolutely nothing like Agent Smith.
Revealing mistake: In the 100 Agent Smith fight, you can see (especially in the larger shots) that there are many Smiths that don't look like Smith at all. Also, for the ones that have Smiths face digitally painted on them, when they turn around you can see that the backs of their heads are all different.
Deliberate mistake: When Morpheus is facing the twins' car, the road's not all that wide, and there are concrete barriers both sides of him. After he rolls to the side and slices their car, we see a side shot, quite far back from the road, and the barrier closest to the camera has disappeared (presumably so we get a better view). In a closer view, both barriers are back again.
Continuity mistake: When the twin leaves the car that Trinity is driving, he is standing on the freeway by himself. You see a flat-bed truck, then a police car, then a red van pass him by. But when they show the shot ahead of him, the truck is still there, but the cop car and the red van are nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Neo fights the Merovingian's henchmen he plunges a sword into one of them and pushes him off the balcony and jumps with him. The body falls near an already dead henchman. In the next shot when the others jump off the balcony the body with the sword is away from the first body.
Continuity mistake: In the car chase scene when the Twin enters the car with Morpheus, Trinity and the keymaker the camera view changes between aerial shots and shots from in the car. In the aerial shots the road behind them is completely empty. From the shots in the car you can see several cars behind them through the windows.
Continuity mistake: In the scene of the freeway chase, where Trinity, Morpheus and the Keymaker are in one car on the right side of the freeway, there's a shot from the car of the Twins (two or three lanes to the left), Trinity's car passes a truck, when the car appears again ahead of the truck there is only the driver inside the car, no passengers.
Revealing mistake: After Neo takes the pole for the fight with the Smiths, we have some "bullet-time" shots of Neo fighting with the pole. In those shots we can see that Neo and the pole are computer made. This becomes even more obvious because before using the pole Neo was crushed into a wall and got all dirty and the computer-made Neo is completely clean.
Continuity mistake: As Morpheus walks away from the wrecked car, the position of his right hand, clenched with index finger pointing straight downwards, would indicate he is gripping his pistol. Yet in the next cut to a view from behind him his right hand is empty. The pacing of the sequence suggest he wouldn't have had time to holster it, yet we see him produce it from behind his back after he has sliced the twins' car.
Visible crew/equipment: In the car chase when one of the cars flip forward toward you, (looking back down the freeway) for a split second there is a sideways view of the car and you can see a black box type shaped object with cables in the drivers area, but no driver - guess the flipping ram equip. This mistake can be seen on the UK DVD.
Continuity mistake: In the Burly Brawl scene towards the begining there is a birds-eye shot of Neo fighting four Smiths in front of him while moving backwards. He continues moving backwards and is hit. Just before the shot changes he is standing on a drain but when the shot does change he is about 3 feet in front of it.
Continuity mistake: In the shot taken above the Twin's right arm just before the SUV smashes the trunk off the BMW we see that Trinity's Cadillac already made a left turn and is about 70 feet away. In the shot made from inside the SUV just after hitting the BMW, the Cadillac is still taking the turn and seems stuck on the sidewalk. The SUV is about to pass it to the left.
Continuity mistake: When Trinity is on the freeway and sees the motorbike truck from the bridge there are several cars either side of the truck travelling at the same speed. When they jump over,the top down view shows no cars and also the following shot from under the bridge shows no cars.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Trinity rides a motorcycle and is being chased by the police, we see the cop cars right behind her, almost nudging her back wheel. From behind her, she dodges a car, which crosses the road line and should stack right into the police car behind it, but escapes miraculously unscathed.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Neo meets the Oracle before the Burly Brawl, just after Neo looks at Seraph and says "so's he", from behind she is leaning her head on her hand, with her hand by her jaw. Then when we see her from the front (instant cut, no time she's not visible), her hand is against her temple when she says "keep going".
Continuity mistake: In the fight scene between Seraph and Neo, items on the tables are constantly being knocked off and reappearing. In the first long shot, where Seraph and Neo jump from the rightmost table to the one adjacent, a bottle is knocked off, and then reappears. Almost immediately after, during an overhead shot, Seraph knocks one of the flat ashtray-like containers off the table. He moves back, obscuring the place where it was. When he moves forward again, it's back on the table.
Continuity mistake: DVD: In the 100 Smiths brawl, Neo dives backwards about four feet from the ground and a Smith dives at him from the ground to Neo's left. The following shot shows both of them at about twenty feet in the air and it looks like they are descending from the fourth floor of the building in the background.
Factual error: This happens throughout the entire film. Whenever bullet hits are shown on objects like cars or walls, the hits always appear to have been made from a weapon fired directly at the object - no matter what angle the shooter is actually firing from. This is particularly noticeable in the highway scenes. Bullet hits make very different impact scars/holes depending on the object and the angle.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Neo converses with the Oracle, there is the shot where Seraph reminds the Oracle that they should leave. Now you see that when the Oracle gets up, Seraph starts checking the area in front of the bench, looking away from Neo and the Oracle. But in the next shot with all three of them in frame, he is looking directly at Neo while the Oracle moves forward to pat Neo in the stomach.
Other mistake: In the scene where Trinity tries to deactivate alarms in the building she types "disable grid nodes 21-48". Then a warning appears on the screen of her laptop which says: 'Disabling nodes 21-48 will disconnect sector 11 (27 nodes)'. However, because of the fact that nodes 21 and 48 are both included in the range, the total number of nodes to be deactivated is 28 (not 27 as written on the screen).
Continuity mistake: The wound and the sleeve of the jacket on Trinity's arm changes after she's cut by one of the twins. When she's cut, the wound and rip in the jacket are thin and diagonal. As Morpheus is calling Link, the wound is not really visible and the cut in the jacket is now larger and squarer, and has changed direction on her arm.
01:21:00 - 01:22:50Lummie
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Trinity, Morpheus, and the Keymaker are standing on the bridge, Morpheus says "Trinity, get him out of here." Trinity then grabs the Keymaker and they both jump off of the bridge onto a truck. Then, when the car the twins are riding is heading toward Morpheus, you can see that there are guard rails on both sides of the bridge, however, next when Morpheus cuts the tires on the car the twins are riding with his Katana, the camera cuts a side shot of the bridge, and one side of the guard rails on the bridge has mysteriously disappeared.
Revealing mistake: After Neo has knocked out the first two agents after the meeting scene, he kicks the last one into the pole of a streetlight. When the agent falls to the ground, he moves his arms from a position where he could brace his fall to one where he could protect his face from the shattered glass that comes directly after when the glass from the streetlight falls and breaks in front of him.
00:09:10 - 00:10:00
Continuity mistake: During the freeway scene, the Twin shoots a black car directly in front of Trinity's car. He shoots on the hood and then a trail of holes are seen going up the windshield. The next shot is one from inside Trinity's car between Trinity and Morpheus, but no bullet holes are in the car ahead.
Continuity mistake: DVD version. In the 100 Smiths scene, a woman enters the courtyard and drops a shopping bag. The first shot shows two tomatoes falling out, one hurtling toward the camera out of the shot and a small box falling out of the bag. In the next shot of the ground, you can see several tomatoes and the box is back in the bag.
Factual error: During the freeway chase scene, the albino twin appears in the back seat of Trinity's car next to the Keymaker. Morpheus points his gun at the twin and the twin whacks it out of his hand. The gun lands on the car's automatic transmission stick, and you can see the stick is locked in position "2", not in position "D" as would be normal for driving in any other condition than up or down a very steep slope at greatly reduced speed. There is no way Trinity could've run at the speed she appears to achieve on the freeway with her transmission locked into 2nd gear.
Continuity mistake: When the Keymaker opens the door inside the white corridor near the end, you see in the reflection on the doorknob and it shows the corridor, but it does not have any doors in the reflection and there is a white door behind the Keymaker, which you cannot see otherwise when you look in that direction.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Neo is fighting the 100 Smiths, there's a shot of Neo baseball-smacking a Smith into a set of windows. While the scene is a bit blurry, it's pretty apparent that the Smith literally falls apart when he hits the window, like he was made of sausage links.
Continuity mistake: In the scene just before the big 100 Agent Smith's fight, we see Neo and the Oracle talking on a bench. In one shot we see that the Oracle has her arm on the bench's back, then in the following shot we see her put her arm down by her side or on her lap, then in the following shot after this its back on the back of the bench.
Revealing mistake: When Neo fights the Agents near the beginning, he knocks out the first by knocking him into the wall. He then knocks the second into the wall by spinning round on the third Agent's back. After the shot of the second Agent hitting the wall both Neo and the Agent go from standing completely still displaying a clear "Action" cue.
Revealing mistake: In the highway chase scene, Trinity, Morpheus, and the Keymaker pull off onto an exit and the twins follow. If you look closely at the exit and the overpass, you can see that it ends after it goes over the highway. The exit/overpass goes nowhere. You can see this during the various shots when Morpheus faces off against the twins and later when Trinity looks back at the overpass from on top of the Ducati carrier.
Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when we see the Keymaker open the door and Neo kicks Smith to make a gap, if you look where Neo is, there are two Agent Smith's behind him, they are looking towards Neo's direction and pulling there guns out, yet when the shot changes to a close up, the two Agents are facing one another and then pull there guns again.
Continuity mistake: In the freeway chase, just after the brown 4x4 flips over, one of the twins is shooting at Trinity's car. In a shot from the front his head's well above the sights, and he's spraying bullets around a bit. From behind him, he's holding it tight into his shoulder and keeping his fire in one place.
Other mistake: In the freeway scene, when an agent takes over the black truck, he turns around to go the other way. As he does this, there is a shot from the side of the truck as he turns. In this shot you can see that the front of the truck will easily crash into the wall, but cuts away before it does.
Continuity mistake: In the freeway chase scene, when the agent jumps on the intermediate car, it flips over. During the second slow-mo shot of it tumbling end over end, a bent piece of the bumper can be seen to leap UP from the ground, become un-bent, and attach itself back onto the car. This process is also visible for several other small pieces of debris on the road. It is NOT simply broken glass bouncing upwards - the bent bumper reassembles as it leaps up, and small metal shards suddenly go from motionless to flying towards the car. Broken glass moves as it would be expected to: away. It seems that the glass may have been edited in later.
Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the freeway chase scene, we see the twins take aim at a gold Chevy SUV. First of all, the first head on view we see of the SUV it has it's Daytime Running Lights on, the next time we see this view they are off. Secondly, one twin shoots out the passenger window and completely shatters it, however after the scene cuts briefly back to the twin it returns to the SUV just as it begins to flip and we see the window shatter yet again.
Continuity mistake: In the freeway chase scene just before the two trucks collide, Morpheus and the Keymaker are at the front of the white truck (you can tell because otherwise you wouldn't be able to see that much of them in the final front shot), but when they're catapulted forward they're right at the back.
Continuity mistake: In the fight scene in the mansion, when Neo stabs the guy's hand with a sai, his hand is in the top part of it, but when the shot cuts his hand's now a) in the bottom half, and b) free of the sai anyway - he's just gripping the sword which is in the bottom half, with nothing trapping him.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Trinity is typing the 'disable grid nodes 21 - 48' command, she is pressing random keys rather than the correct sequence. The text already on the screen in the beginning of the next shot is 'disable grid,' but the 'G' key is one of those that have not been pressed, whereas 'H', for obscure reasons, has been.
Continuity mistake: Right before the highway chase scene, when the Key maker says, "Always another way", if you look at his head, he has a full head of hair. When Trinity and the Keymaker jump off the bridge onto the motorcycle truck, you can see the Keymaker has a bald spot and a little less hair.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Neo is talking to the Oracle on the bench, the Oracle is sucking on a sweet large enough to cause a bulge in her cheek. Whilst they are having the conversation, the camera obviously changes to whoever is talking. Neo gives a short response and then the Oracle replies straight away - no sweet.
Continuity mistake: During the highway chase scene, when Trinity and the keymaker jump on the motorcycle truck, the bikes change between shots. Viewed from the side, from the front to the rear, there's a red, a black, and then three red bikes. When Trinity calls Link for a driving program, there's now a red, two blacks and two red bikes.
Continuity mistake: During the Burly Brawl (Neo VS 100 Agent Smith clones), there is a point where dozens more 'clones' burst through the doors of two buildings. In one shot you can see that the number of clones simply ends, and no more are coming after a point (very briefly at the end of one of the first shots), but in the overhead shot shot, there are suddenly more and more Smiths pouring out at a constant rate. There is not even a pause in the Smiths coming out, so it makes no sense.
Continuity mistake: When Morpheus faces the Twins' car with his katana, there is a shot from the side (the same shot where the side of the bridge disappears) where a part of the highway below is visible. It's completely empty while only seconds before you can see the highway full of cars.
Revealing mistake: During the freeway chase there is a shot over the shoulder of one of the twins as he shoots at our hero's car. He rakes his stream of bullets from left to right following the car as it passes behind a white truck - notice, however, that there are already bullet holes in the truck before the stream of bullets ever reaches it.
Visible crew/equipment: In the highway sequence, when Trinity hard-brakes the bike and stops to make a burnout U-turn, we can see the cam attached to the right side of the bike. In the same scene we can see that the headlights are off but Ducatis designated for the U.S. market don't have a switch to turn off the lights; once the ignition is switched on the lights are automatically on as well.
Continuity mistake: Right at the beginning of the fight between Morpheus and the Agent on top of the semi-truck, the Agent sends Morpheus sliding to the side of the trailor. In the first shot, Morpheus' left leg is over the edge, but in the next shot, his whole body is on the trailor and he has to turn to get close to the side.
Continuity mistake: In the freeway scene, Morpheus fights an agent. Right before Morpheus gets knock off onto Niobe's car, you see Morpheus land and lose his balance on the left side of the back of the truck, but when there is a shot of Morpheus falling off the truck, he is falling off the centre.
Revealing mistake: Just as Neo begins fighting in the "Burly Brawl," take a look at the Smith to the right of him (he puts his hand on Neo's shoulder I think). The face is not Hugo Weaving's but the face of the stunt person. Looks like the effects crew forgot to put Weaving's face on that guy.
Continuity mistake: When the Merovingian's henchmen are shooting at Neo, a shot is shown from the side to show everyone firing their weapons. The man on the far left (the closest) makes the arm movements to indicate that his weapon is firing continuously, but his gun is only seen firing once.
Continuity mistake: In the car chase scene, just before they go onto the freeway, the twins fire a machine gun at them and make quite prominent dents on the top of the car. However, in the scenes that follow, the bullet holes are not there. This is most obvious when you see the car from the top and the black car next to it crashes into a barrier. They come back when an agent lands on the top of the car and rips it off.
Continuity mistake: Right before the Twin enters Trinity's car, he shoots a black car in front of them and then continues firing on Trinity and Morpheus. However, when the car is seen flipping in slow-motion, you can see bullets hit on the hood of Trinity's car up to the windshield and then instantaneously go to the roof.
Continuity mistake: At the start of the Burly Brawl when we see Smith throw Neo through a bench, when Smith goes up to jump on him, from this point of view, the two or three steps behind the bench are nowhere to be seen, yet when Smith lands on the ground, the steps are probably less than a foot away from the bench.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the big chase scene we see Trinity, Morpheus and the Keymaker in a car going down a street. If you look out the front in one of the shots, they are nearly at the end of the street. A few seconds later they are approaching the end of the street again.
Continuity mistake: Near the middle of the film when Neo, Trinity and Morpheus are talking with the Merovingian, you see that the Merovingian is holding a glass on the table with his right hand, the glass is barely half full/half empty, yet in the following shot the glass has filled itself up a bit.
Revealing mistake: After the twins shoot the black Oldsmobile, it hits a barrier and does a spiral, and lands on its roof. That's impossible because the car's fender would have been torn off. It would have skidded a sharp right and went under the semi that Trinity was driving by. That indicates that there was a ramp to lift the car off the ground and do the spiral.
Deliberate mistake: In the scene where Neo is sitting with the oracle and talking, there is one quick shot of the fence area where Smith comes in. In spraypaint on the metal fence it has "ONE" written across it diagonally up to the right. When the oracle leaves and Agent Smith comes through the fence entrance the spraypainted "ONE" has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Neo meets the Oracle, when Neo and Seraph are in the corridor with all the back doors, the small piece of wall around the door is white. However, when Seraph opens the door so that he and the Oracle can go through it, the borders of the door opposite to the open one are green.
Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the film when the 3 agents burst through the door where the captains are holding the meeting, if you notice the 3 agents enter the room and stop just after the broken door, and when the agent closest to Neo says, "only human," the other two agents are now a lot further in the room, there is no time to move forward as it is between shots this happens.
Continuity mistake: When we see Neo stop all the bullets that the Merovingian's henchmen have just fired at him, Neo proceeds to let them drop on the floor where they are clearly visible. Yet just seconds later when all the Merovingian's men come running at him the bullets have all disappeared.
Continuity mistake: In the scene right before the freeway scene, in the city streets, the Escalade EXT rams a brown BMW 7-series in the purwuit of the Silver CTS. The BMW rips in half, but there's not a scratch on the EXT. Later in the freeway scene, you see a headlight blown out, and a katana sword can rip it, whereas a car smash causes no damage.
Audio problem: After the Keymaker has been shot, Morpheus and Neo rush to him and turn him over. The Keymaker's gasping for air is very audible, but the first reflection of him that we see in Morpheus's sunglasses shows that his mouth is tightly closed. This is only visible in that one reflection shot.
Continuity mistake: In the freeway chase scene when the Cadillac is being side-smashed by the police cruiser, the agent driving the cruiser disappears from the car when the vehicle hits the water barriers. It can't just be that he changed to a different body - that would have left the original occupant still in the car.
Factual error: In the freeway chase, when the agent tears off the car roof, it is seen as a floppy metal sheet. A roof is actually quite thick, supporting part of the car's structure, a built-in roll-cage, and of course the headlining. However, all of these things are nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: When Trinity is driving through the tunnel leading up to the highway, the action goes into slow motion and Morpheus shoots out the Albino Twins' Escalade SUV driver side mirror to pieces. In the scene where one of the Albino Twins morphs back inside the Escalade SUV on the highway, in which they say "We are getting aggravated", "Yes we are", you see the full driver side mirror intact. It is gone again in the next scenes showing the driver side mirror.
01:24:50 - 01:28:00
Visible crew/equipment: In the freeway chase scene, when the Keymaker and Trinity are on the bike flying off the truck, you can see under the Ducati logo some sort of scaffolding and a crew member standing there as to film the "slow motion" shot. The reflection is clear, the bike isn't moving at all, nor reflecting the highway.
Continuity mistake: In the freeway chase, Agent Johnson jumps from an overpass onto the top of the truck carrying Morpheus and the Keymaker. Just before the truck goes beneath the overpass, a freeway distances sign (Whipple Ave ½, Woodside Rd 1-½, Marsh Road 3-¾) is briefly visible. As the truck emerges on the other side, the same sign appears again, behind Johnson, to the right.
Add timeMarwan El Bobssi
Continuity mistake: In the freeway chase scene, look carefully at the Ducati carrier truck. After the truck's driver's body is taken over by one of the Agents and the camera shows the outside of the truck, you can see that it is a completely different truck, carrying a red shipping container instead of the motorbikes.
Revealing mistake: In the freeway chase scene, look carefully at the interior of the cars that get flipped over by the Agents and the Twins. All of them are completely empty, meaning that either they are remotely controlled or they are simply towed by a hidden vehicle. This is most obvious when they are flipping in slow-motion.
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