The Matrix

Trivia: Almost every line spoken by Neo's "customer" in the beginning of the film ("You're my savior," "You don't exist," etc.) is foreshadowing.

Trivia: At the beginning of the movie when Trinity is being chased across the rooftops, halfway across there is a sign for a weapon. It's the same type the agents use, the Desert Eagle.

Trivia: When Neo is in the office on the phone with Morpheus trying to escape, look at the pictures on the wall to the right of Neo's head, they look like they're objects covered with the Matrix Code, much like when Neo comes back to life and he looks at the agents, and we see the Matrix code. (00:15:27)

Trivia: When Neo gets into the car with Trinity and Switch for the first time, Switch calls him, "Coppertop" later on, you see Morpheus say "all to turn humans into this..." and it is a Coppertop battery.

Trivia: When Neo is fighting and falls in slow motion to a complete stop, and then the camera pans around him completely stationary in mid-air, he fell through a ring of SLR still cameras which were all triggered simultaneously.

Trivia: The scene showing the sentinels coming for the first time is a large allusion to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It's a combination of the scenes where Lando and Chewie fly the Falcon after getting Luke's hand fixed, and the asteroid field scene. Luke, having just gotten a new hand, sort of limps in the cockpit with Leia; in the Matrix, Neo just woke up and hobbles in with Trinity. The cockpit is almost identical, and Morpheus says Star Wars lines from the asteroid field scene, "Set her down there" and "Here they come."

Trivia: In the scene where Neo and Morpheus go to see the Oracle, there is a blind man sitting across from the elevator who acknowledges them despite being blind. In Greek mythology, characters associated with prophesies tend to be blind, such as the blind prophet Tiresias from "The Odyssey", "Oedipus the King", and "Antigone." Considering how Neo is about to meet with the Oracle for the first time, this may be a nod to that common occurrence in Greek literature. (01:09:15)


Trivia: When the agents corner Neo in an alleyway, he doesn't see the door until Tank tells him it's there. In the building, Tank tells Neo to go to the door on his left but Neo goes right and Tank says "Your other left!" Both these events foreshadow the choice of The One in "The Matrix Reloaded" - that Neo is subconsciously programmed to choose the door on his right. (01:55:10)

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Trivia: All of the main action inside the Matrix takes place at The Heart of the City Hotel. This is a metaphor on a couple of levels: Using the heart in the world of the mind (the Matrix) entails being in love (Trinity and Neo), which is what ultimately saves them. The second metaphor is tied to the first: The hotel is in the heart/center of the city (inside the Matrix), but the heart (the organ) is at the center of the story; love is needed to conquer the Matrix.

Trivia: Neo is "the one", notice how Neo is an anagram for one.

Trivia: The green code which makes up the Matrix was created when a production designer scanned in Sushi recipes from his wife's cookbooks.


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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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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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Chosen answer: The pills are the Matrix representations of computer programs. The red pill contains code designed to disrupt Neo's input/output signals, so that Morpheus' team can pinpoint his physical location in the real world. Once located, a signal of unspecified type is sent from their ship, which presumably serves to wake Neo up.

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