The Matrix

Corrected entry: During the shooting scene in the federal building, the camera cuts to a view right behind some guards legs. Neo comes cartwheeling around a pillar and starts shooting. If you slow it down, one of the guards starts falling as if he was shot before Neo even starts shooting at them.

Correction: Before the gun comes into shot, there's a flash offscreen - we can assume he's firing almost as soon as he grabs the gun.


Corrected entry: Worth noticing if you're a Sydney inhabitant: In the scene where Trinity picks up Neo under the bridge while it is raining, the impression you get is that they drive a fair distance before Neo is asked to make a decision by Switch. Neo opens the car door and the camera shot is of him looking up a dimly lit street. For anyone who knows the city of Sydney you will realise quite quickly that the car has not travelled more than 10 feet because the bridge he was standing under is right next to the street he is looking up. (00:22:00)

Correction: This isn't the real world, it is the Matrix, and since this is the 5th or 6th time the Matrix was created, who's to say that the machine-created world could not be slightly different each time it is made, as nobody would in the Matrix would ever know the difference, because this is the only world they have ever known. If anything, you might re-submit this as Trivia, but it is not a mistake for the film.


Corrected entry: When Neo comes back to life after being shot by Smith he stands up and is shot at by the agents, the bullets are only 9mm Parabellum and not .50AE, .44, or .357 which are the only calibers that Desert Eagles take. (Those being the agents' guns.) (02:05:05)

Correction: Desert Eagles may only be commercially avalible in the United States calibered for .50AE, .44, or .357, but it is possible to modify any gun to fire almost any round. Going from a .357 to a 9mm would be pretty easy, especially in the Matrix. (By the way, how can you tell that they are 9mm's?).

Corrected entry: When the three agents go onto the roof where Neo rescued Trinity from the helicopter, the sign on the door says "Authorised Personnel Only." Since the movie presumably takes place in America (everyone has an American accent), it should be spelled "Authorized." (01:52:35)

Correction: The viewer cannot make assumptions about the world of the matrix. America, for instance, also does not have bullet dodging agents, so its not the same time or place.

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie, Neo gets shot in the chest and blood splatters on the wall behind him, but no bullet holes appear on the wall. If the bullets are going through him, there would be bullet holes on the wall. If not, then blood should not be spraying out his back. (01:57:40)

Correction: By the time the bullets had passed in and out of Neo's body, they may not have had enough momentum left to break through the wall behind him and probably ricoched off of it.

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Continuity mistake: When Neo is out on the scaffolding and loses his phone, the first shot down is of an empty street, in the shot of the phone falling the street is filled with people and a big parade, then it cuts to a wider shot and the people have vanished again. (00:15:55)

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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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