The Matrix

Continuity mistake: In the subway fight scene, Neo is thrown to the floor and wipes blood from his mouth on his hand. It then cuts back to Agent Smith. When it cuts back to Neo, he assumes a fighting stance and you can see that there is no blood on either side of his hands.

Continuity mistake: In the subway fight sequence between Neo and Smith, you see Smith swing his right fist toward Neo. When the camera cuts to a closer shot, Smith is swinging his left fist toward Neo.

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Continuity mistake: In the "Deja vu" scene, Neo uses a CZ99 pistol to shoot through the wall at the police officer, but when Agent Smith bursts through the wall and grabs him, Neo is holding a Glock 17.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Neo is going to open the door to enter the Oracle's house, you can clearly see a camera on the doorknob. There's a sheet over it painted to look like the wall behind it, with a representation of Morpheus' tie too, because he's blocked by the camera. (01:07:40)

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Morpheus: You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

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Trivia: It's been said that Neo is 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.

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Question: How did Neo know about the existence of the Matrix if he was stuck in the Matrix for most of his life?

Answer: He doesn't know that he's plugged into a giant computer and that most of humanity is a power source for robots. He's merely aware that there is something wrong with life in general, something odd that he can't quite explain.

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