The Matrix

Visible crew/equipment: When Neo is crawling round the side of the building after Morpheus's phone call, there are two shots from his point of view. In the second one, close to the black pipe, the square camera is seen in the reflection. (00:15:45)

Continuity mistake: When the agent is running after Trinity, Trinity gets to the end of the roof and runs on. Notice that the end of the roof is red, or a rusty like colour, but when when the agent starts shooting at her, it's turned from red back to probably its original colour of silver. (00:04:15)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: The subway train that "kills" Agent Smith doesn't pull away from the platform. It simply disappears.

Continuity mistake: As Neo catches Morpheus jumping from the shot out window, Neo holds on to him by his wrist covered by his shirt cuff. In subsequent shots, Neo is shown holding Morpheus' bare wrist, his cuff near his elbow. (01:49:42)

Continuity mistake: After Neo gets shot on the rooftop you see a wound on his right shoulder. However when he was fighting Smith in the subway station, it was gone (seen when he is standing up wiping blood from mouth). Then it comes back when he is running from the agents.

Revealing mistake: When Trinity throws the knife into the guard's face on the rooftop it quivers like rubber when the guy starts to fall. (01:41:35)

Deliberate mistake: When Neo is in the helicopter shooting the agents through the window, watch as one of the agents shoots. He obviously doesn't pull the trigger, because he doesn't move his finger, and there is no recoil, nor a shell ejected. But yet there is a muzzle flash.

Sir William

Visible crew/equipment: When Smith and the other Agents turn round in the corridor at the end the white reflective screen is visible in Smith's left lens as he is turning. (01:59:40)

Continuity mistake: When Neo steals the guy's mobile phone there is a shot looking back at the man (agent Smith) waving his arm . On the pavement there a few people going both ways. When the close up of Smith happens there are loads of people going left to right and more people on the right side of the screen. (01:54:28)

Visible crew/equipment: When Smith is interrogating Morpheus in the police building, the two Agents come in. When one of them says, "He doesn't know," the white screen is seen in his glasses.

Continuity mistake: At the subway station Smith shoots at Trinity. He destroys the phone receiver and the top half goes flying. But when Neo looks at it, it's hanging down with the top half still attached. (01:49:25)

Continuity mistake: When Neo and Morpheus are inside the hotel room and Morpheus is giving the offer to Neo, the reflection in either part of his shades shows that he is holding his hands away from each other. Yet, when Neo goes to pick up the red pill, they are close together, then we see them further apart from the reflection inside the shades. (00:28:15)

The-Immortal

Factual error: In the "Deja Vu" sequence, when Mouse opens the box containing his Auto Shotguns, they are stored with a few belts of .50-caliber BMG ammunition, which would be useless in a shotgun. Also, despite firing about 20 or more 12-gauge shotgun blasts at the SWATs, he fails to hit anyone, even though that equates to about 240 flying lead pellets.

Revealing mistake: After Morpheus and Neo are loaded into the "Jump Program" you can see the Green Screen on the top right corner of the scene. This appears right before Morpheus jumps across to the other building.

Factual error: When Neo was getting shot outside room 303, Smith fires 10 rounds into him. More if you count every time Neo is shaking in the seat as additional shots. The Desert Eagles in the movie are chambered for .50 AE. You can tell this because the barrel isn't fluted. This means it has a 7 round magazine. Agent Smith runs out of ammo in the subway, so it's not like he can hack his gun because of his software.

Visible crew/equipment: When Neo and Morpheus are in the training program with the girl in the red dress, after Morpheus has paused the program you can see a camera and a black fabric cover around it reflected off Morpheus' sunglasses for a considerable amount of time. Noticeably in the shot considerably close to his face while talking. (00:58:00 - 00:59:00)

Continuity mistake: When Neo is following Morpheus' instruction to escape the agents who have come to arrest him at work, the location of the knot in his tie changes - note the pattern.

Continuity mistake: In the subway fight scene, Neo is thrown to the floor and wipes blood from his mouth on his hand. It then cuts back to Agent Smith. When it cuts back to Neo, he assumes a fighting stance and you can see that there is no blood on either side of his hands.

Other mistake: They are presumably in the US - trying to make it look that way, anyway. Cars driving on the right, speaking English etc. However the filming location was overseas, revealed by the elevator in the lobby scene. When they hit the button, the plate refers to the elevator as a lift.

Kimilee Steinmiller
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Suggested correction: As pointed out in several other mistakes, The Matrix is a computer simulation and is not meant to be a perfect model of the world. Small things like this are possible.

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Continuity mistake: In the subway fight sequence between Neo and Smith, you see Smith swing his right fist toward Neo. When the camera cuts to a closer shot, Smith is swinging his left fist toward Neo.

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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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