The Matrix

Continuity mistake: When Agent Smith has Neo in a headlock on the train tracks in the station there is blood coming out of Neo's mouth and going down his chin. In the next shot the blood is almost completely gone apart for a little bit on his lips and a spot of it on his chin. (01:53:10)

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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.

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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: Can you hear me, Morpheus? I'm going to be honest with you. I... Hate this place, this zoo, this prison, this reality, whatever you want to call it. I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink. And every time I do I feel I have somehow been infected by it. It's repulsive, isn't it? I must get out of here. I must get free and in this mind is the key, my key. Once Zion is destroyed there is no need for me to be here, don't you understand? I need the codes. I have to get inside Zion, and you have to tell me how. You're going to tell me, or you're going to die.

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Trivia: It's been said that Neo is an anagram for "one". I think it's more important to realise that Neo means "new". His real name is Thomas Anderson. He is called Thomas at the beginning of the movie, when he doubts the truth -- that the world as he knows it is not real. Thomas is the "doubting" disciple in the Bible. Moreover, Anderson means "son of man". Hence, Neo Anderson is the New Son of Man. The biblical references go on and on... Trinity, Nebucadnezzar (the name of the ship -- in fact, the name plate on the ship makes reference to a verse in Mark chapter 3), Zion... So not only is Neo "the One", he has gone from being the doubter to the new son of man.

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Question: I get that people in the matrix, who have not been freed, are not ready to be freed, and I know at one point when Morpheus is explaining the matrix to Neo (I believe during the woman in the red dress test) he says something along the lines of: The matrix is a system, that system is our enemy. The matrix is filled with minds we are trying to save, but until we do they are still part of that system and that makes them our enemies. Many of them are so dependent on that system they will fight to defend it.- I am paraphrasing, but it is something like that. As I'm sure everyone knows he also says "The body cannot live without the mind." And therefore if you die in the matrix you die in the 'real' world. My question is, do they ever address the ethical questions that could arise from the fact that they kill mind after mind of police officers, SWAT teams, security guards, innocent humans just doing their jobs? I understand that sometimes it may be necessary, and that Neo doesn't have much choice but to fight agents and kill their hosts at times. But things like Mouse, knowing he is going to die so he grabs machine guns and takes out as many people as he can. Or when Neo and Trinity, on their way to save Morpheus, cover them selves in guns and take out that whole building of guards and pretty much end up with one gun each. The guards were completely prepared to let them enter the building freely if they passed the metal detector, could they not have went empty handed and just taken out two guards later, and used their weapons? It just seems like a pretty bad way to go about a mission to save people. Unless perhaps I missed a speech about sacrificing some minds for the cause or the needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few type deal. Just wondering if that is ever addressed.

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Chosen answer: No, they don't address it, other than Morpheus' speech during the test. It's not something that they have any realistic choice about, so they just have to accept it and do what they need to do. Mouse, yes, he chooses to defend himself when cornered, but who wouldn't? These may be innocent victims of the Matrix he's shooting at, but they're still there to kill him - he's hardly going to stand there and accept his fate meekly. There's also no indication that the guards were "completely prepared" to let Neo and Trinity into what's clearly a high security building, undoubtedly they would have been asked for identification, what their purpose was there and so forth and turned away if, as seems likely, their answers weren't satisfactory. Shooting their way in from the start is likely their only option. Yes, it's absolutely ethically unfortunate, but if they're going to resist the machines successfully, it's not something they have any choice about. A necessary evil.

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