The Matrix

Continuity mistake: When Mouse is in the room with the brick window, he drops one long box that is assumed to be full of guns. The scene cuts to Tank and then Mouse again. When he gets out the guns, he pushes 2 smaller boxes off the long box which weren't there before. (01:16:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo comes back from the conversation with the oracle, a part of the cookie, which he has got from the oracle, is bitten off. A few seconds later he wants to eat the cookie and there is no sign of a bite anymore. (01:14:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Tank comes in to talk to Neo about training in Neo's cell, the strap on Tank's shoulder moves from being on his skin when he's in the doorway to on his shirt in subsequent shots. (00:44:55)

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Continuity mistake: Neo and Trinity kill all those soldiers on the roof before the agent comes to fight them. The agent shoots at Neo and during the whole dodging bullets scene every single corpse is gone. More to the point, Trinity's disappeared too! (01:45:36)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo is fighting the agent in the subway, he wipes his blood on the back of his hand, but when he puts his fists up the blood is gone. (01:51:45)

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Revealing mistake: When it is Neo's turn to make the Jump he takes a run up, and the camera changes to a brief sideshot of him running across the top of the building with the sky behind him. There is a big fuzzy blobby outline around him which should have been edited out. (00:52:20)

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Audio problem: In the lobby shootout scene, when Trinity starts kicking one of the guards after he goes to reload and reaches for a new clip, you can hear her yell the first time she kicks him, but the next two times, although her mouth opens the same way, the audio's been silenced. (01:38:20)

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Plot hole: When Morpheus and his crew rescued Neo from the Matrix, how was it possible that Neo's real self had his ear pierced? (00:35:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Morpheus first takes Neo into the Construct and is explaining it all to him, you can see Neo's reflection in his glasses, but when the camera shows Neo, he is wearing different clothes and standing in a different position and moving. (00:39:55)

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Continuity mistake: As Neo fights the guards in the main floor of the government building, he does a one handed somersault while shooting at the guards. If you watch closely on a shot behind Neo, he is aiming his gun way off to the right side yet still manages to shoot the guards. (01:39:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo is on the ledge outside of the office trying to follow Morpheus's instructions, he wraps his hand around the pillar to attempt at making a pass. If you look, you can see multiple hand prints from where Reeves had repeated the shot over and over. (00:15:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the subway fight scene, the shot where the agent is holding Neo down while the train is coming, you can see the Agent's tie in front of his arms, in the shot just as Neo is getting ready to jump with the agent you can see the agent's tie neatly pinned back with a tie clip. (01:57:48)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene following Neo's death and 'rebirth' he stops the bullets fired by the agents and they fall to the floor. However when we see Neo walking forward, the bullets have disappeared along with the blood stain on the wall from when he was shot. (02:00:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo and Morpheus are in the hallway to see The Oracle, the shot of Neo's hand on the knob shows Morpheus with his sunglasses on. Morpheus is in shot the whole time when the door's opened, and he doesn't move an inch, but in the front shot as he walks through the door, his sunglasses have suddenly been removed. (01:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Morpheus is being interrogated by the agent alone, the camera switches from behind Morpheus, to just forward of him and back a few times. If you look at the agent's hand on Morpheus' head, you can see that his fingers switch from behind his ear to both sides of his ears as the camera changes. (01:36:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo gets the phone from the delivery guy, he goes to open the package as the guy is leaving. You can see that when the guy leaves the shot Neo is about to reach in to get the phone, but when the delivery guy is gone completely, Neo is only moving his hand over to start opening the package. (00:12:40)

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Revealing mistake: When Trinity's being chased by the cops in the first scene and she makes her first jump from one roof to another when being chased by the cops. One of the cops that is chasing her doesn't quite make a complete jump to the other roof. During his failed attempt when he hits the lip of the roof of the adjacent building it makes the whole building shake. (00:04:00)

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Continuity mistake: After filling a room full of holes with the machine gun from the helicopter, the Agents abandon their current bodies and take control of ones that were standing outside the door to the room Morpheus was held in. Where were these guys the whole time the gunfire was happening in the next room? The Agents were standing in relaxed positions as soon as they took control. Wake up guys. (01:44:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo is waiting under the bridge to go into the car with Trinity, Switch and Apoc, watch when the car pulls up, you see the back door open completely and then it cuts and then you see Trinity open it again. (00:21:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Neo is at the office, while in his cubicle, he gets an express delivery. As he signs for it you can see another arm laying on the desk behind him. In the next shot he hands back the clipboard, you see it is only him and the delivery man. [Only visible in 4:3 format.] (00:12:35)

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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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