The Matrix
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Continuity mistake: When Neo lands on the ground after being shot on the roof, there's no sun/shadows, but when the agent comes up to him straight afterwards, there's a very defined shadow behind Neo. (01:42:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Neo is being trained in the "jump program" Neo jumps and fails to make it across. When he is closer to the camera, the wind blows up his shirt and you can see the black safety harness on his abdomen. (Easier to view in slow motion). (00:54:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Cypher is making the deal with agent Smith, he cuts off a big piece of steak. A few seconds later when he actually puts it in his mouth, it has changed shape and shrunk considerably and changed from medium rare (mostly red) to medium (pink in the center). (01:01:20)

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Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie when Neo bursts into Room 303 and Agent Smith is there, watch the second shot. The overhead view shows a blank-firing shell ejecting (crimped end). (01:57:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, when Neo is having the conversation with his boss about his arrival time at the office, when the camera is on Neo, his hands are behind his back, when the is on his boss (showing Neo's back), Neo's hands are in front of him. They're all instant cuts - no time for him to move. (00:11:35)

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Continuity mistake: After the helicopter smashes into the building and Neo saves Trinity, they look at each other and you can see smoke from the building. After that, Morpheus is talking to Neo. You can see several shots of him and Neo talking and behind them, the building and its windows are still intact. (01:46:50)

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Continuity mistake: When the guard asks Neo to remove any metallic items after he sets off the metal detector, Neo's coat is open, and he's just got a T-shirt on, with no guns strapped to him. In the closeup, all the guns are visible. Most are down the side, but we should have seen the pistols in his belt from the earlier angle. If nothing else, with his coat open as much as it was, the guard should have spotted the weapons even before he opened it further... (01:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, where Trinity runs from the agents, she jumps towards a window. She turns slowly in the air, eventually facing upwards when she crashes through the window, no longer turning. From the inside shot, however, she comes through it face down (so she can roll forwards down the stairs). (00:04:55)

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Revealing mistake: When Agent Smith is fighting with Neo in the subway, Neo's back is against a pillar. The area of the pillar which Agent Smith punches away with the first punch is visible before Neo ducks, and then he punches it away. You have to look carefully, because it only appears for a very short period of time. (01:50:35)

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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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Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene where Neo exits from the phone booth and wears his sunglasses some crewmembers are reflected on them.

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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)

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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)

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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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Morpheus: You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

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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: 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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