The Matrix

Corrected entry: When Neo is being lifted from the sewer into the ship by the grappling hook, you can see his right leg quickly move away from the edge of the hatch door just as he is entering the ship.

Correction: There is no reason why Neo should not move. He is not unconscious (yet), and even though his muscles are weak, he can still use them to some degree, for instance to pull in a leg that is about to be banged into a metal hatch.


Corrected entry: If the agents can brick up walls by changing the matrix, like in the house after the visit to the oracle, then why don't they just brick the cast into a room without a phone/exit and leave them to starve to death?

Correction: The machines want information about Zion and for that they need to capture them.


Corrected entry: Just after the big lobby scene, you see Trinity and Neo enter the lift, look on the left wall and it says "Levels 40-82," yet when Neo stops the elevator, he stops it at 41, but the elevator drops a lot further than one floor. (01:39:50 - 01:40:20)


Correction: As they enter the building on the level where they enter the lift, it's pretty clear that they're not on the 40th floor at the time. That lift is simply designated for use to reach the upper floors from the ground floor. Thus they enter at ground level, take the lift up to floor 41 (halfway between the ground floor and the roof) where they exit, then the lift drops back down that same distance.

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Corrected entry: After Neo "wakes up", a grappling hook picks up Neo after he falls into the sewer. It has a different number of arms going up than going down. (00:34:45)

Correction: Not true, I count six when it is going down, six when it is inside the ship, and the shot where it comes out of the water, it's kind of blurry, but it still looks like six.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Neo is arrested and brought out of the building we see a reflection of Neo in the mirror on Trinity's bike. We see the agent's right hand on Neo's arm and his left arm on Neo's shoulder, but in the next cut we see the agent's left hand has dropped to nearly his side and though his right hand is still on Neo's shoulder the agent's arm is touching the shoulder from Neo's side rather that from the rear as in the previous cut. (00:16:00)

Correction: I have checked this mistake many times, in slow motion and using frame by frame, the agents hands do not move from Neo's shoulders or arms, but at the end you do see one of the agents hands on top of Neo's head.


Corrected entry: At the beginning, the Agents ram into the phone booth and brick wall. All three hop out. When the Agent to the right turns to Smith and says something, the white screen is reflecting off his sunglasses.

Correction: Only Agent Smith comes out of the truck, and that light you see could very well be a street light like the ones beaming out from behind the agents, it could be classified as a mistake if you could see a "white pane ", but this shot is too far away to determine this.


Corrected entry: A huge mistake in this movie's rules. Agent Smith pulled out a capsule of liquid that transforms into a tiny sentinel that was inputted into Neo's navel. For Neo to see this tiny robot enter his navel would have been impossible based on the plots rules. If this scene and the scenes where the group in the car ejected the robot from his navel were omitted then the movie would have been completely on track per plot rules. Total mistake on editors and writers. Can you see the implications to the movie if machines were able to be in the matrix?

Correction: There is no indication that the sentinel came from outside the Matrix.

Corrected entry: When the crew is hiding in the walls, the first shot shown of them in the walls you can see the opening where they entered ABOVE Morpheus's head, then they move down a little bit, so they should be a ways below the hole, yet Neo is in line with the Agent and Morpheus is above him.

Correction: Neo is attacked by the Agent on a different floor other then the one they went into.

Corrected entry: When Trinity is getting arrested, she kicks the cops into the wall, then kicks a chair into them. Just before she kicks it, the back of the chair is wooden. When it is flying through the air (in that same shot) it is rubber and aqua coloured.

Correction: The chair is always the same but it appears to change color when the cop's flashlight reflects off of it.

Corrected entry: If Tank can generate all sorts of guns and other weapons in the Matrix, (i.e. right before Trinity and Neo try to rescue Morpheus) why on earth doesn't he generate some sort of bullet-proof vests or body armor. It would be a lot safer, but no one ever has any. (This is especially obvious when Neo fights Smith in the train station.).

Correction: Quite simply, because there would not be a point in wearing them. The agents can also generate other weaponry and ammunition in the Matrix, so they would just get themselves armor-piercing rounds or heavier weapons. Body armor would just be bulky and in the way when fighting.


Corrected entry: When Cypher throws away his phone it is the other way round in the second shot looking into the bin. (01:05:15)

Correction: The camera simply changes angle for these two different shots, so it's not a mistake.

Corrected entry: In the begining of the movie, Trinity is attacked in a hotel. This is the same hotel Neo runs into while running from the Agents in the end.

Correction: Not really trivia, it is part of the plot. That is why Agent Smith turns his head slowly to look at the sign with a smile on his face: He knows which room Neo will be going to to use the phone, which is how he got there first to shoot Neo.

Corrected entry: During Neo's last training program (girl in the red dress), Morpheus says that the agents are guarding all the doors and holding all the keys, and then in Reloaded we learn about the Keymaker and the endless halls of doors.

Correction: He doesn't mean it literally, it's just an expression to explain to Neo how heavily the odds are stacked in favour of the machines.

Corrected entry: When Tank lays the breakfast 'slop' in the tray to Neo it looks very liquidy. When Neo tips it off his spoon it's much more solid. (01:02:40)

Correction: It's like oatmeal, if you scoop it from the bottom you'll find its more solid.

Corrected entry: After the lobby shootout Neo calls the elevator. You can see that there is a "down" button, so the Lobby cannot be the lowest floor inside the building. But the elevator crashes there although it should have fallen even lower. Given the brakes were destroyed there'd be no way of preventing it going to a restricted, lower level.

Correction: The builders could have used the same panel with two buttons for all the floors, the down button just isn't working on the ground floor. Sometimes elevator cabins even have more numbered buttons than there are floors in the building, with the higher ones just not working.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Fishbourne takes Keanu in the programm (with the red woman) and explains the Matrix, he freezes the programm. You can see the pedestrians (pay attention to the people near Keanu and Agent Smith) change positions between shots, although they aren't supposed to move. (00:54:55)

Correction: Wrong. Neo and Morpheus are the only ones moving between the shots (as they are supposed to), all the program-generated people are standing in identical positions.

Corrected entry: When the woman in the red dress walks past Morpheus and Neo in the agent training program, the shot from the front shows her being followed by a man and woman arm-in-arm, but in the next shot which shows her from behind the man is nowhere to be seen. (00:54:48)

Correction: The man didn't disappear; the woman is on the leftmost edge of the screen and the man is on her left, so he just isn't visible in the shot.

Corrected entry: After Neo gets the bug in him, Morpheus is talking to him on the phone and says something about the line being tapped, and how they can't know how important Neo is, otherwise he would probably be dead. He then says "Go to the Adams Street bridge." Now if the line's tapped, why has Morpheus let the bad guys know how important Neo was, and also where they're going to meet him? Also, if the agents then had that info, why didn't they do something about it?! (00:21:00)

Correction: Just Morpheus' overconfidence. Believing Neo was The One and nothing wrong could happen to him, Morpheus didn't care about anything else. He was lucky that either the agents didn't really listen to the conversation, or they were too busy to deal with them.

Corrected entry: At the disco, the first time the camera shoots Trinity's head near Neo's, her ear is totally clear, but the second time, it has a little hair over. (00:10:30)

Correction: The ear is never covered with hair, just the shots are from different angles and it seems so.

Corrected entry: As we see after Morpheus' rescue, the person who is being brought out of the Matrix disappears. After Morpheus is captured and Cypher is brought out, the phone he used should be off the hook. As such, it shouldn't be ringing when the rest of the group arrive to the same shop.

Correction: In the shots before Neo and Trinity arrive you can see TWO phones, one that Cypher uses and one that is ringing for Neo and Trinity.

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Continuity mistake: When Agent Smith is interrogating Neo, after Smith has sealed Neo's mouth shut and he is backed into the corner, when the camera cuts back to Smith you can clearly see a reflection in his glasses of Neo still sitting down in the chair. (00:19:50)

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Trivia: Due to the popularity of the film, Carrie-Ann Moss stated that it is impossible for her to go out wearing sunglasses because she is so easily recognizable - her character Trinity constantly wears sunglasses in the film.

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Question: I get that people in the matrix, who have not been freed, are not ready to be freed, and I know at one point when Morpheus is explaining the matrix to Neo (I believe during the woman in the red dress test) he says something along the lines of: The matrix is a system, that system is our enemy. The matrix is filled with minds we are trying to save, but until we do they are still part of that system and that makes them our enemies. Many of them are so dependent on that system they will fight to defend it.- I am paraphrasing, but it is something like that. As I'm sure everyone knows he also says "The body cannot live without the mind." And therefore if you die in the matrix you die in the 'real' world. My question is, do they ever address the ethical questions that could arise from the fact that they kill mind after mind of police officers, SWAT teams, security guards, innocent humans just doing their jobs? I understand that sometimes it may be necessary, and that Neo doesn't have much choice but to fight agents and kill their hosts at times. But things like Mouse, knowing he is going to die so he grabs machine guns and takes out as many people as he can. Or when Neo and Trinity, on their way to save Morpheus, cover them selves in guns and take out that whole building of guards and pretty much end up with one gun each. The guards were completely prepared to let them enter the building freely if they passed the metal detector, could they not have went empty handed and just taken out two guards later, and used their weapons? It just seems like a pretty bad way to go about a mission to save people. Unless perhaps I missed a speech about sacrificing some minds for the cause or the needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few type deal. Just wondering if that is ever addressed.


Chosen answer: No, they don't address it, other than Morpheus' speech during the test. It's not something that they have any realistic choice about, so they just have to accept it and do what they need to do. Mouse, yes, he chooses to defend himself when cornered, but who wouldn't? These may be innocent victims of the Matrix he's shooting at, but they're still there to kill him - he's hardly going to stand there and accept his fate meekly. There's also no indication that the guards were "completely prepared" to let Neo and Trinity into what's clearly a high security building, undoubtedly they would have been asked for identification, what their purpose was there and so forth and turned away if, as seems likely, their answers weren't satisfactory. Shooting their way in from the start is likely their only option. Yes, it's absolutely ethically unfortunate, but if they're going to resist the machines successfully, it's not something they have any choice about. A necessary evil.

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