The Matrix

Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the film when we see Trinity kick the chair at a cop, it knocks him back a bit and the chair falls to the ground, yet when the scene cuts to a different cop who is just about to fire upon Trinity if you pause or slow it down you can again see the chair flipping over and heading towards this second cop. (00:03:00)


Correction: The necessary use of slow motion invalidates mistakes such as these, unless the frames reveal something such as a crewmember in shot.

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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.

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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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Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species, and I realised that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer on this planet, you are a plague, and we...are the cure. (01:02:20)

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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.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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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.

Gary O'Reilly

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