The Matrix Reloaded

Trivia: Monica Bellucci's dress is some what see-thru. You can see that she isn't wearing underwear.

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Trivia: In the highway chase scene, the license plate on Trinity's car says DA203. If you look in Daniel 2:3, which says "he said to them, 'I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.'" This is possibly making reference to Neo's dream, because he went to the oracle partly to figure out what his dream about Trinity meant. The biblical text is speaking about King Nebuchadnezzar's searching for the meaning of his dream. In Verse 3, the Nebuchadnezzar says, "I have dreamed a dream." In Verse 5, when asked to explain his dream, he says, "The thing is gone from me" (all this is from the classic King James Version). Near the end of the movie as the Nebuchadnezzar explodes as a result of the sentinels' bomb, Morpheus says "I have dreamed a dream, and now that dream has gone from me."

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Trivia: Near the beginning of the film, Agent Smith drives up in an Audi with the license plate "IS 5416". This appears to be yet another Bible reference--Isaiah 54:16--reads as follows (from the King James Version): "Behold, I have created the SMITH that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy." (Capitals are for emphasis).

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Trivia: Trinity uses a real hacking engine to hack into the Matrix. She uses Nmap version 2.5BETA25 to find a vulnerable SSH server and then exploits the weakness using the SSH1 CRC32. If that means anything to anyone.

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Trivia: In the highway chase scene, all of the signs on the road happen to be cheat codes for the video game, Enter the Matrix.

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Trivia: The visual effects coordinator, who supervised the following shot, explained. Trinity falls out of the power station window, while firing at one agent, who dives out after her. He explained that the shot was done with Carrie Anne Moss sitting in a chair, with her legs stretched out in gynecologist stirrups. A camera on a track ran past and around her, shooting at high speed (so it could be slowed down to 24 fps). The sequence took over 200 shots to complete and was one of the longest non-CGI sequences of the film.

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Trivia: Keanu Reeves bought Harley Davidsons for all the stuntmen in the "Burly Brawl".

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Trivia: The film's cinematographer, Bill Pope, makes an appearance as the 'sleeping security guard', at the power plant.

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Trivia: When Neo meets the Oracle she is feeding crows. The number of crows corresponds to a prediction for the future (appropriately enough). She is feeding 5 crows, the symbol of sickness (of the matrix or humanity perhaps). More crows arrive with Smith and 6 or more is a portent of death.

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Trivia: It may interest any of the fans of Reloaded's female stars to know that, if played correctly, and because it follows the films' sub-plot, the Enter the Matrix game contains a cut scene with a rather steamy kiss between Niobe and Persephone.

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Trivia: In the Merovingian's restaurant most of the walls are made of square pieces of glass. Many of the glass squares are images of the vertical falling Matrix code.

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Trivia: Towards the end of the movie when Trinity is actually going into the matrix on the motorcycle to help turn off the emergency power systems, it appears that the licence plate on her motorcycle said PS352. If you look in Psalms 35:2 (New International Version), it says, "Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid." This could be alluding to how, though he doesn't know it, Neo needs Trinity's help in turning off the emergency power systems so he can reach the door that the keymaker is taking him to, that ultimately leads to the architect.

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Trivia: When Neo is taken by the agents for interrogation in the first movie, we can see a shot of him in the interrogation room from an array of television sets, which zoom in. That's the same array of television sets from the Architect's room.

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Trivia: The Architect shows Neo images of the humans that will die if Neo chooses not to go into the Source. Many of those images are from the movie "Baraka." A study of comparative religion, "Baraka" contrasts the purity and beauty of nature and religion with the ugliness and misery of modern technological society. The word "baraka" means "odor of the holy," "fragrance of the divine," "saintly," etc. Interestingly, some of the images that Neo sees are of people who were killed in Nazi and Pol Pot concentration camps, as "Baraka" seems to suggest.

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Trivia: Carrie-Anne Moss actually broke her leg during training for the Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions. Not wanting to miss out on working on the movie, she fell into denial about breaking it. She drove home and returned the next day before accepting treatment. By that time, her knee had swollen to twice the size. Even when out of action, she was present at training to give her colleagues encouragement. However Carrie-Anne got no sympathy from Keanu Reeves, saying "Everytime I sat down, he would call me lazy. He drove me crazy!".

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Trivia: Agent Smith refers to Neo by name only once in each film. In "The Matrix" when he is interviewing him ("...the other life is lived ... where you go by the hacker alias "Neo" and you are guilty..."). In "Matrix Reloaded" when he knocks the door and says "I'm looking for Neo", and in "Matrix Revolutions" when he says "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo".

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Trivia: When Neo is talking to the Architect, watch the screens surrounding them. The Architect says they've learned that humans need an imperfect world with evil in it. One screen shows a picture of President George W. Bush while another shows a picture of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden.

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Trivia: At various times in the movie, Morpheus makes a statement relating to dreams. In Greek/Roman mythology, Morpheus was the name of the god of dreams.

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Trivia: When Neo is meeting the Oracle, as well as when he's fighting the Agent Smiths right after, there are a bunch of words spray-painted on the fence, walls and bench, two of which are "one", spelled upside-down and backwards, and "role", which has to do with everyone having a role, or purpose, to play in and/or outside of the Matrix.

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Trivia: 101 is also the number of the floor where the three have lunch with the crazy French dude.

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Trivia: Look for a cameo by noted racial scholar and professor Cornel West during the Zion Council meeting (he plays the Council Member who requests that a ship be sent to ascertain the fate of the Nebuchadnezzar).

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Phil C.

Trivia: The actor who plays Cas is the real-life wife of Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres.

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Trivia: When Neo, Trinity and Morpheus arrive at the Merovingian's restaurant, the camera pans left oddly from the main table to show a man walking away, looking over his shoulder at Neo. This man is the father of Seti from Revolutions. Kind of interesting, since in Revolutions, the father mentions his meeting with the Merovingian.

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Trivia: If you listen to the Hundred Smiths fight scene, the sound effects used then Neo uses a Smith to knock down other Smiths are sometimes quite comical. At one point, they use the sound of dominoes falling. In another, they use the sound of a bowling ball making a strike.

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Trivia: Has anyone noticed how when Neo gets yelled at by his boss in the first film, his comments are relevant to the first film and this one? Neo has to make a choice whether he wants to keep his job (stay in the matrix )or leave (be freed from the matrix), that he believes that he is special, that somehow the rules don't apply to him, and then he says, "Obviously you're mistaken." The architect said something like, "If too many started to having doubts about if their world is real, the matrix would break down and they had to start over again." This is more or less exactly what his boss says to him in the beginning, when he mentions something like how this is one of the world's greatest software companies because every single employee is part of a whole. And if one of their employees has problems then so does the rest of the company.

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Trivia: Lachy 'Sparks' Hulme from the Matrix Revolutions can be seen in the council meeting scene. He is sitting two seats to the right of Niobe, but was not credited for this.

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Trivia: If you have seen "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", pay attention to the fight between Neo and the Oracle's Chinese bodyguard. It has the same exact hits, shots and music of the first fight of CTHD (it is especially obvious when we see both men's legs almost like dancing). A tribute from the directors?

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Trivia: Anyone who was a big fan of the 60's TV show, The Prisoner, will see certain similarities between that and Neo's encounter with the architect. This is probably intentional since, in the first movie, an episode of the Prisoner (with Number 6 ever so appropriately meeting number 2) is playing in the background.

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Trivia: In the scene where Neo first meets and sits down with the Oracle. When the camera is behind Neo and Oracle, looking over their shoulders between them, you see a tall, brown fence across the plaza. On one side is written '1300,' on the other is written 'One or 'Neo' (I can't remember which), both in large, white letters. You see '1300' spray-painted on at least three different walls in various ways. First, '1300' is the military time for 1:00, or just one. It is also the year that Dante started his entry into hell in the Inferno. He begins the Inferno with, 'Midway through life's journey I wandered into a dark wood.' The Biblical life's journey lasted 70 years, and since Dante is believed to have been born in 1265, midway through his life would have been the year 1300. Second (and this is really creepy), you will notice that just after Agent Smith shows up, various scenes show that the 'One' or 'Neo' on the same fence as '1300' begins to fade over the next three shots until it completely disappears. It is shortly after the last shot, which shows that Neo's name is gone completely, that Agent Smith starts talking about the possibility that something in Neo got 'written over' something in Smith or vice versa. It is as if Smith's mere presence is trying to over-write Neo's presence, by eliminating him first from their surroundings. I was not able to tell, but I tried to see, after Neo successfully pulled Smith's hand out of his chest, whether Neo's name showed back up on the fence. But I couldn't tell.

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Trivia: When the dance starts at Zion, the camera zooms in to show two drummers. The one on the left is Arion Salazar, the bassist for Third Eye Blind.

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Trivia: During the entire freeway chase, almost every vehicle was GM made. GM donated about 300 cars for use in the film. By the time filming was finished, almost all of them were wrecked in some way.

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Trivia: When the Architect is talking about all the people that will die in Zion, there are clips from TV commercials and other movies on the screens beside/behind him. Among them is a famous black and white clip from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film "Psycho".

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Trivia: The 'twin' characters are non-film actors, but carpenters by trade, whose only other screened work was on UK TV programme Carol Vorderman's Better Homes (DIY show). They have done some stunt work, but got the part when the makers of the film were looking for identical male twins who were both skilled in martial arts.

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Trivia: Near the beginning of the freeway chase the car containing Morpheus, Trinity and the Keymaker and the van containing the superb "Twins" pass a billboard. This billboard is advertising steak. Steak was the meal Cypher ate with Smith in the first film. Also if you watch until the end of the credits of the first film you will find that the password for the website www.whatisthematrix.com is steak.

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Trivia: In the highway chase scene, the license plate on the Twins' truck said DE2852. If you look in Deuteronomy 28:52 (NIV), it says, "They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down." This is possibly making reference to the sentinels coming to attack Zion, which up until the end of Reloaded, has been the humans safe haven and their "high fortified walls" against the machines.

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Trivia: One night on the 2 mile stretch of highway made for the movie, a security guard decided to race his car up and down when no one was around. He did, but he totalled his car and instead of telling anyone, he just ran off and was never seen again. (A little bit of info from Keanu Reeves on an interview on the Tonight Show).

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Trivia: A freeway was built on a military base in California specifically in order to film the freeway chase scene. It was built as a continuous loop that is about 2 miles of freeway. This also explains why you see some of the background repeating.

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Trivia: The "code" in the matrix consists mainly of both Western numbers and the Japanese katakana writing (a Japanese script used especially for foreign words). Both were mirrored vertically.

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Trivia: Towards the end of the freeway chase when the Agent takes control of the truck, the suspenseful sound effects that play in the background are almost identical to those used in the famous truck chase in Terminator 2.

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Trivia: In the scene where Trinity is fighting the agent in the building having just disabled the grid, when she is fighting and throughout the entire movie there is no visible place to store a gun or two guns as big as the ones she pulls out as she falls down the building, in such a tight suit.

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Trivia: This is just fun. When The Architect is speaking to Neo about the different versions of The Matrix, he explains he had to change it "...to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature." At the precise moment he says "grotesqueries", both father and son George Bush show up on the screens. Coincidence? Nah.

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Trivia: In hacker terminology, a "backdoor" is a way of getting access to certain areas of sites, or getting access to computers, without being detected. This applies to the endless hall of doors as seen in Reloaded.

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Trivia: When the Keymaker is explaining the process that Neo must use to get to the source, he says that the door for the architect will only be open for 314 seconds. The mathematical constant, pi begins with 3.14. Coincidence?

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Trivia: It was the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever in North America until March 2004 when "The Passion of the Christ" passed it. In the history of R-rated films, it has the shortest reign as grossing champion when it held that title for nearly five months (after it passed "Beverly Hills Cop"). However, it is still the highest-grossing R-rated movie worldwide, taking over 100 million dollars more than The Passion of the Christ.

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Trivia: In the street where the super burly brawl takes place, there is writing on one of the buildings, that list floors for that particular structure. they are listed from one at the top, to 5 at the bottom. Also the 4th floor down is Lucifer Securities, another biblical reference.

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Trivia: When Trinity is messing around with the nodes, the root password is "z10n0101". Can you see the reference?

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Trivia: In Egypt, the censorship body banned the film in June because it challenged "the topics of existence and creation".

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Trivia: The long haired white wearing goon of the french speaking guy is Reeve's martial arts trainer for the movies.

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Trivia: The Merovingian introduces his wife as Persephone. This alludes to Greek mythology, where Persephone was the reluctant wife of Hades, ruler of Hell. This hints that (1) the Merovingian is evil and (2) Persephone doesn't love him (like Persephone hated Hades in mythology).

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Trivia: When the first ship is blown up by the sentinel's bomb, they show the sentinels moving towards the ship, notice in the background, there are the remains of one of the old Zion's. You can make out the long central shaft connected by many bridges. This raises the question of how literal the Architect was being when he said that any trace of their existence was removed. Hopefully Revolutions will clear it up...

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Trivia: When they are in the matrix the sky and buildings and everything is a shade of green to match the matrix code.

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Trivia: At least two points in the movie the number 101 is shown ... 101 was the apartment number of Neo in the first movie. In addition, the freeway race is on the 101 and the 303 (Neo-1, Trinity-3). In addition, 101 is the binary number for 5. 5 Matrixes have already passed and the current one is number 6.

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Trivia: The first movie contained several references to Alice in Wonderland. In Reloaded, when we first encounter the twins in the restaurant, they are smoking a hookah pipe, like the caterpillar did in Alice in Wonderland.

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Trivia: When the three agents arrive and Neo fights with them, he kicks the final agent into a lamp post. The camera pans to the very top of the lamp post, as the glass falls down the top of the lamp post reads: "Darrow Industries" This is an homage to Geof Darrow, the graphic artist for the films.

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Trivia: Webster's Dictionary definition of Bane is anything destructive or ruinous and/or a deadly poison (which Bane becomes when he is Smith-infected). The name Bane can also be a tribute to comic books because Bane is one of Batman's many enemies.

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Trivia: Carrie Anne-Moss did most of the motorcycle driving herself on the freeway scene.

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Trivia: In "The Matrix," Smith tells Morpheus several interesting things when they are trying to get the access codes for Zion. When he is talking about the humans, he says what he hates is the smell. "I feel I have somehow been infected by it. It's repulsive. I must get out of here, I must get free." Later he says "Once Zion is destroyed there is no need for me to be here." These are all foreshadowing for Reloaded and Revolutions.

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Trivia: In a Dateline Special on the special effects of the Matrix Reloaded, host Stone Phillips stated that the special effects shots were not completely done until three weeks before the release date of the movie.

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Trivia: Right at the start of the rave at Zion, you can see someone doing the robot if you look carefully.

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Trivia: Marcus Chong (who played "Tank" in the original film) was going to return for the sequels, but he was fired before filming began. He was reportedly offered $250,000 to return in his supporting role in both follow-ups (five times what he was paid for the first film), but he refused this offer. He ended up demanding $500,000 up front, plus an additional $500,000 bonus after filming was completed (and allegedly made other demands), after which he was fired. He retaliated by filing a lawsuit claiming that the production had labeled him a "terrorist" and subsequently admitted to crashing at least one press-junket for the films, stealing catering food and prank-calling the directors to annoy them.

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