Sir William

2nd Sep 2005

The Matrix (1999)

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

21st Feb 2005

The Matrix (1999)

Question: Can someone please explain what Spoon Boy says to Neo about there being no spoon, I do not fully understand it.

Sir William

Chosen answer: "There is no spoon" because the spoon doesn't really exist; it's just a bunch of images inside the Matrix. For Neo to use his powers, he can't think of bending the spoon (or surviving a fall, or jumping a gap, or dodging bullets) because in even accepting the existence of the spoon (or the fall, or the gap, or the bullets) he'll be acknowledging it's impossible to do so. He has to see all these things as just reflections of the Matrix (as he indeed does at the end) and manipulate them in those terms, to use his powers.

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