The Matrix
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Visible crew/equipment: In the "Desert of the Real" scene where Morpheus is sitting on the chair while explaining the Matrix to Neo, at a certain point he raises the head to the sky and in that moment the boom mic is visible reflected on his sunglasses.

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Continuity mistake: In the Oracle's house there is something wrong with the glasses in the cupboard behind Neo. When he's looking at the children, there are three small glasses in front, a big one behind and something else beside them. In a shot from below when the boy hands the spoon to Neo, the big glass has now moved to the left of the small ones. (01:08:25)

Continuity mistake: When Smith put his glasses on the table while he is talking with Neo, the glasses are near Smith. When Smith takes them back, they are further away. (00:18:00)

Continuity mistake: When Trinity runs sideways up the wall in the lobby under massive gun fire, the marble tiles on the wall move. (01:38:10)

Continuity mistake: After Neo and Trinity kill all the agents with the helicopter when they rescue Morpheus, you see Morpheus breaking the chain of his handcuffs. He still has the cuffs on his wrists. But then in the next shot of him, the handcuffs are gone.

Continuity mistake: When Trinity is speaking to Neo near the end of the film when he is "dead", her hair falls from behind her ears then goes back again then is slightly off again. (01:59:05)

Continuity mistake: When Neo is about to be interrogated, Agent Smith throws Neo's file onto the table. In this shot, the piece of cord holding the file together points upwards, moments later it faces to the side. (00:16:35)

Continuity mistake: When Trinity leaves the matrix at the start through the phone booth, the garbage truck driven by the agents rams the phone booth and punches a big hole in the brick wall. When the truck reverses there is no visible damage to the truck, not even a broken headlight, even though it has just crushed a phone booth and a brick wall. (00:05:40)

Visible crew/equipment: When Neo first holds the little boy's spoon the white screen is visible in the reflection. (01:09:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Neo tells tank that they need "Guns, lots of guns" he cocks the MP5 that he picks from the rack. It is matte black, but when the camera focuses in, it is shiny and reflective. (01:34:55)

Audio problem: In the club scene where Trinity introduces herself to Neo, she leans in to whisper into Neo's ear. Trinity's jaw in the shots from behind her is moving nowhere close to how it should for the words she is saying. (00:10:30)

Continuity mistake: When Trinity is making a getaway from the agents, she is not carrying a weapon, neither is there a sign of one. But after she jumps over to the next building, she magically pulls two big handguns out of her leather suit. (00:05:00)

Continuity mistake: When Neo falls during the jump program, after he finally lands on the concrete his left arm sleeve is pulled down midway. The camera then does a close-up of Neo, and his shirt has fixed itself and is now to his wrist. (00:52:30)

Continuity mistake: In the very beginning when the green computer writing comes up while Trinity is making her call it says it's about 13:00 hours, but when she's running on the rooftops 5 minutes later, it's more like 1:00 am. (00:00:40)

Continuity mistake: Near the end when Neo runs and jumps into Agent Smith's body, the other two agents are shown standing at the end of the hallway. If you look closely at the shot of the agents after Agent Smith explodes, the tie clip of the agent on the left side of the screen is angled diagonally across his tie. Neo flexes the walls, and in the next shot of the agents the tie clip has returned to where it should be - horizontally across the tie. (02:01:20)

Continuity mistake: As Neo awakens inside his "goo tube", a few from overheard shows him raising his arms against the covering of his tank. The shot changes to one from the front and suddenly Neo is in a sitting position and raising his arms up as he breaks the covering. When Neo was first raising his arms, he was laying on his back. (00:31:15)

Other mistake: In the shot where Neo and agent Smith are hanging in the air shooting at each other, there are no shells coming out of their guns. (01:50:00)

Character mistake: When Morpheus is explaining to Neo the reason the Matrix exists, he states that a human being gives off 25,000 BTUs of body heat to help power it - this is just not true. Even human beings that are running a marathon can't give off that much heat, and the humans in the Matrix are all lying down, not moving.

John Tetris Lawless

Continuity mistake: When Neo first enters the construct, Morpehus and Tank plug him in. In the construct, Neo turns around a second after being plugged in, and Morpheus is now standing there. There's no way he could have loaded up that fast. (00:37:45)

Continuity mistake: When Neo is in the helicopter, shooting the gatling gun into the room where Morpheus is being held, there is a shot from inside the helicopter where you can see the room is empty for a full second. This happens again a few seconds later. (01:48:00)

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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