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Visible crew/equipment: When Neo is going to open the door to enter the Oracle's house, you can clearly see a camera on the doorknob. There's a sheet over it painted to look like the wall behind it, with a representation of Morpheus' tie too, because he's blocked by the camera. (01:07:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the 3 agents visit the roof top where Neo saved Trinity from the chopper, you can clearly see the camera crew in the agents' sunglasses. (01:47:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Neo is at the office, while in his cubicle, he gets an express delivery. As he signs for it you can see another arm laying on the desk behind him. In the next shot he hands back the clipboard, you see it is only him and the delivery man. [Only visible in 4:3 format.] (00:12:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Smith sits down with Morpheus he says 'I want to share a revelation...' Here the white screen is visible in the left lens of his glasses. It is also visible in both lenses at one point. (01:33:25)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Trinity's getting arrested (near the start) and two cops are kicked into the wall, you can see a wire around the cop on the right leg area, to make him fly across the room. (Seen clearer in slow motion.)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Neo and Smith have a fight at the train station, before Smith drags Neo by the legs and tosses him onto the train track, he punches Neo into another wall. Just after he does this, a red piece of equipment is visible to the left of the screen, being pulled quickly out of shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the Oracle's house, when Neo is watching the spoon, a reflection of the camera is visible on it.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Neo is in the car and asking Trinity if she's seen the Oracle, the white reflective screen is visible in her glasses where the windshield should be.

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Suggested correction: No, that is the windscreen. If the sun was shining directly onto the windscreen, it would appear bright in a reflection.

Visible crew/equipment: Bad idea to have mirrored sunglasses in the movie. Look into the lenses of the agents, Neo, Trinity, and any one else who has them, and you can see the camera perfectly.

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Suggested correction: There are barely any shots with the camera in someone's glasses. If you want to submit a visible equipment mistake, be more specific.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of the Subway fight there's a shot of Morpheus, then of Neo, then in the next shot of Agent Smith the white screen is visible in the right lens of his glasses. (01:49:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Trinity asks Neo 'How did you do that?' after he's dodged the bullets the white reflective screen is visible in the left lens of her glasses. (01:42:35)

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

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)

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)

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.

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)

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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: In the entire film, there are only two "homegrown", real humans - Tank and Dozer. They both have names of machines.

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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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