The Matrix

Corrected entry: When the chopper is idling outside the building and Morpheus is now all alone, trying to break the cuffs, the Agents are two rooms over. They still have a clear shot from that room, and Neo is still pointed at the first room. Why doesn't one of them shoot at the chopper at that point? Clear shot at Neo or the gas tank, which prevents Morpheus's getaway in the first place. (01:48:57)

Correction: The agents wouldn't have a clear shot out that window unless they broke it. You can't see the helicopter or Neo out of that window.

Corrected entry: In the lobby scene right before Neo and Trinity enter the lift, the gun of the last guard Neo kills is made of rubber. When his gun hits the floor you can see the gun bounce and the tip of the gun bends when it hits the floor then straightens again.

Correction: This is actually a trick of slow motion and the actual motion of the gun, kind of like when you flop a pencil between two fingers and it appears to "bend". The gun was a real metal gun, but a prop. When dropped, it appeared to bend, and did bounce. I viewed this scene over and over and you can tell it is a metal gun, which would also bounce if dropped.

Corrected entry: When Neo's computer is typing "Wake up Neo...", there is a click for each letter. When he looks at the screen to read it, you can hear 3 more clicks.

Correction: The three extra keyboard strokes are for the periods "...".

Corrected entry: Revolving bullet-time scene with Neo and Agent Smith in the train station. Note the speed they are turning and that of the bullets leaving the gun is identical. This would imply when played in 'real-time' they are moving at the same velocity of the bullets. The bullets should (obviously) be moving at a faster speed.

Paul Andrews

Correction: But they aren't spinning, only our view of the shot is rotating.


Corrected entry: In the rooftop scene after Trinity kills the agent and helps Neo to his feet, the helicopter is visible, and there is no chain gun mounted in the doorway. (01:42:45)

Correction: This is because the chain gun is mounted to a sliding 'bridge' unit. If you notice when Neo is firing the chain gun, he is a good 3 or 4 feet outside the helicopter, which indicates the chaingun was a good ways inside the helicopter in that shot.


Corrected entry: Fact 1: Anyone who is still a part of the Matrix is a potential host for an Agent. Fact 2: Agents can see though the eyes of any "matrixed" human (ex. Agent Smith saw what the subway bum saw). Fact 3: The Agents knew that Morpheus would contact Neo. Taking these facts into consideration, why did the Agents have to plant a homing bug on Neo? They knew that Morpheus wanted to contact Neo so why not just monitor everything that Neo saw, wait until he met up with Morpheus and then take over Neo's body and grab Morpheus for questioning.

Correction: This argument could really be made for everyone that has gotten out of the Matrix, not just Neo, so the only explanation would be that Agents can only take over the bodies of those people who have accepted the program, indeed are dependent on it. By the time agents become aware of people within the matrix who are close to escape, those people are starting to reject the program enough that the agents can't take them over.

Corrected entry: When Neo slams into the fire escape door he is on the outside pushing in. Fire escape doors swing out not in. (02:02:00)

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Correction: I think it's safe to say that Neo is strong enough to break through a fire door.

Corrected entry: The agents are all computer programs and are good shots, but when Neo dodges the bullets, the first of the agent's shots is well out to his left.

Correction: The Agent was likely thrown off by seeing a human move so fast for the first time and was perhaps trying to compensate for Neo's dodging. At any rate, the assumption that the Agents are perfect shots is unfounded since they rarely hit their targets on the first shot if ever when firing at humans. Finally, Neo could have been moving in such a contorted way that the bullet only appeared to be off target.

Corrected entry: In the lobby scene, Trinity runs up behind a guy and kicks the shotgun he is holding behind him and shoots him in the back. The guy is not wearing any armor. At that range, the buckshot from a 12 gauge round would go right through the guy like butter. (01:43:00)

Correction: Military and police and guard shotguns do not use buck shot they use slugs - the slug could have ricocheted off of his breastbone causing it to go up into him or down into his stomach.

Corrected entry: Exactly how did Cypher get into the Matrix to make his deal with Agent Smith? There is no way Cypher could have plugged the cable into the back of his head while being strapped into the chair, and also reached behind the chair to press the load button on the computer.

Correction: In the previous scene, when Neo disturbs Cypher and he switches off the montiors, the directors have stated he was setting up an automated system to jack him into and out of the Matrix without an operator.


Corrected entry: In the subway fight when Smith and Neo remark about each other being empty,they spin back and you hear the clank of them dropping their guns. But when they are standing, they have their guns back and then throw them away again. (01:50:20)

Correction: The clank you hear is the magazines falling out of the guns, not the guns being dropped.

Corrected entry: When Neo is being brought out of his workplace by the agents, there are the three agents walking with him. However, when they show the scene in the side mirror of Trinity's bike, Agent Smith cannot be seen but the other two agents can (you can see it if you freezeframe the DVD). (00:16:05)

Correction: Actually, all the agents can be seen in the mirror - Smith is just almost entirely obscured behind one of the others.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Neo and Trinity kiss at the end of the movie Neo is still plugged in but when he moves his head up there is no plug attached, there is just an open space and there wasn't enough time to unplug him.

Correction: Neo is unplugged. Why would Morpheus trigger the EMP if Neo was still in the Matrix? Trinity shouts "Now." as she unplugs Neo so Morpheus knows that Neo is safe and the EMP can be triggered.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Cypher is making a deal with Agent Smith, he picks up a lit cigar and then lights it again. You can see the smoke and everything.

Correction: Large cigars have a habit of putting themselves out so the smoker must frequently re-light them.

Corrected entry: If the machines know about the Human Resistance, why, oh why do they not kill humans that awaken rather than let them fall down the drain?

Correction: They knew about the resistance (as evidenced in Matrix Reloaded), but both expected it and needed it. And as they say in the second one, it has never succeeded fully before so what did the machines care.

Corrected entry: Around the beginning of the movie, Neo is late for work. You can tell that he's late because he curses at himself. Why would his alarm clock go off at a time when he's late? Surely he wouldn't set his alarm clock to a time when he's late for work?

Correction: If Neo is like me, it is because he set the alarm late for Sunday morning then forgot to set it early again on Sunday evening ready to get up bright and early on Monday morning.


Corrected entry: After the Lobby scene in the Government building, Neo and Trinity enter the elevator and the pillars are shown falling to pieces. Where are the dead/unconscious guards?

Correction: All of the guards are laying down dead at the sides of the lobby.


Corrected entry: When they are all escaping climbing down the wall they were going down yet Morpheus jumps from above and lands on the agent.

gandolfs dad

Correction: They are all going down inside the wet wall, but all at different levels. Neo is at the same level as the Agent, while Morpheus is a few feet above him. He punches through the wall and doesn't jump but falls onto the Agent.


Corrected entry: When Neo wakes up on Nebucadnezzar, Morpheus tells him 'You belive it's the year 1999 ...', but in the very first scene when Trinity makes her trapped phonecall, you see it is '2-19-98'.

Correction: I thought the same thing at first. However, there is no mention in the movie as to how long the crew watched Neo until they unplugged him. The agents didn't start looking for him until that first night, and had time to collect a rather large file on him. Also, at the end of the movie when Neo makes his phone call, the trace programs date is shown as 9-18-99, making appear as though they watched Neo for well over a year before unplugging him.

Corrected entry: Morpheus tells Neo that they don't release people after a certain age, but he did it because Neo is the one. However, later we find out that Cypher has been out of the Matrix for 9 years. This is hard to understand because Cypher is at least 10 years older than Neo. Why then did they release Cypher, if he also was past the certain age?

Correction: The "certain age" rule could have been put in place only in the past 2 years or so.

Grumpy Scot
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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: In the entire film, there are only two "homegrown", real humans - Tank and Dozer. They both have names of machines.

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