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The green tint is suggestive of the early monochrome cathode monitors, a piece of imagery associated with early computing: The Wachowski's wanted to create a mood palette, so they could cross cut between the Matrix and the Real world and an audience could immediately identify where the action was occuring through the use of such a colour scheme.


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Agents are certainly aware of what humans see, but only under certain circumstances, which appears to be related to whether what the person sees is normal or not. For example, near the end of the first movie, a tramp sees Neo, Morpheus and Trinity enter the train station: They then make a phone call, and suddenly, one of them disappears right in front of ...


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I think it's safe to assume that Neo doesn't put too much effort into his day job, and probably does the minimum he can get away with. Notice the contrast between his cubicle and the computer desk in his apartment where he does his "real" work:


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As you can see on my SO profile stats, I'm not a terrible programmer. I have zero dead tree books in my cubicle. They are all in electronic format for easier searching. On a related note, if you are a programmer and not familiar with O'Reilly Safari, I would strongly recommend you check it out. My monitor (not computer) can be off for 50% of the 2-4 ...


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In addition to Crowd T Robot's great answer about how agents detect them: So why aren't they attacked right away? It probably helps to think of the protagonists entering the Matrix as a virus infiltrating a system through a security hole. It can remain undetected for a long time, unless you know exactly where to look for it or it starts messing with ...


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That's a lot of questions. The matrix is a virtual reality. The dark tunnels, the breeding grounds, the Nebuchadnezzar, the bad food, etc., is the real reality. Thomas Anderson is a real person only in the perspective of everybody in the virtual matrix. The red pill did not transform Thomas Anderson, it kind of killed him: The red pill was a "virus" that ...


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Well, whatever the reason machines keep humans alive, it is definitely NOT because of humans' excellence in the role of batteries. However it is possible that the machines themselves are spreading that myth. (For example Morpheus would believe anything the Oracle says). That machines don't really need humans for power is revealed in the last part, when the ...


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Well, let's think about this, why are only humans used for the harvesting power? Where are all the organisms? You know the ones that don't need the sun. Morpheus: A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. We don't know who struck first - us, or them. But we know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time they were dependent on ...


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Apparently Keanu Reeves, after the Matrix experience, got hooked on Martial Arts. But as far as the movie is concerned, we're talking about choreography (you learn moves as when you do with dancing). According to The Matrix FAQ on Imdb: The actors that were hired had some kind of physical background; Carrie Anne-Moss was a dancer and Keanu Reeves used ...


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Now that I think about it, I think the biggest inconsistency - besides Neo suddenly gaining power in 'the real world' at the end of the second film - is the travel that Neo takes to get to The Architect in the second film, and The Architect's implication that this Neo is the 7th (or perhaps more - it's been a while since I saw the film) version to meet him. ...


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The biggest one that springs to mind is the fact that he is 'all powerful' within the matrix by the end of the first film, and actually stops it from running. Then in the next film he's just quite good at fighting, but not really omnipotent like in the first film.


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The Matrix, as Morpheus explains, is styled on the 'boom' of humanity: late 20th century earth. Everything about 'normal' life is replicated within the simulation, so yes the occupants of the Matrix will have sex, get pregnant and eventually give birth: believing the baby to be of their genetic creation. However, in the 'Desert of the Real', babies are not ...


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They are using the Construct program which is not necessarily restricted to their "LAN". The Construct is a virtual workspace (or "loading program") created by the Resistance to run simulations or upload virtual objects when they hack into the Matrix. From the same wiki, Later, in preparation for rescuing Morpheus from agents in a heavily fortified ...


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In addition to the possibility of a mere oversight on the filmmakers' side, it could also be intentionally. This way it emphasizes the sterile and unrealistic feeling Neo has about the world around him, which plays well with him wearing this average joe suit and the very contrast-less visual style of this scene (or many of the in-matrix-scenes). Neo is a ...


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When they're having that conversation, they're still in the Simulation Program. I think Morpheus meant (more bluntly): Look, I didn't beat you because I have more muscles. This is simulation, you can hack it and break its laws unlike reality where you must submit to them. He says "Do you think that's air you're breathing now?" meaning "There is no ...


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Just because Neo works at a software company doesn't mean his cubicle has to look like that. Maybe he works at a software consulting form. He is, after all, wearing a suit. As for the no books, maybe he learns it all at night? He's supposed to be a programming God, remember, so the lack of books just goes along with that.


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Persephone's origin is not mentioned in the movie. But she mentions about silver bullets ,thus suggesting that Merovingian has a werewolf background. The DVD Behind the scenes mentions that she is a vampire that seeks after emotions. She admires the love that Trinity and Neo holds for each other. She also mentions about the love that she had once enjoyed, ...


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The Sparring Program that Morpheus and Neo fight in is a simulated reality along the same lines as the Matrix, but much smaller and presumably hosted by the Nebuchadnezzar computers. When they are 'plugged into' these simulated realities, clearly their physical bodies are breathing air, but the reality they are experiencing is simulated. Hence there is no ...


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For me, the greatest inconsistency is the Neo with superpowers at the end of the second movie in the 'real world'. It's a cheap trick that breaks the matrix own rules with the universe showed in the first movie.


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I like the answer @JohnSmithOptional gave. Also, the directors have explained that they thought the color blue was too happy/cheerful, so they chose to make the sky within the Matrix green. The one time that bright blue is used is in the last half hour of the 3rd movie: a ship flies way up above the clouds, in the Real World, and there's a moment of ...


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Interestingly enough, both films were written by their directors. As for eXistenZ, according to Wikipedia: The film's plot came about after Cronenberg conducted an interview with Salman Rushdie for Shift magazine in 1995. At the time, Rushdie was in hiding due to a Fatwah being put on his life by Muslim extremists due to his controversial book The ...


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A similar question (about the liquid mirror) has been asked at the Sci Fi Stack Exchange. The following, although complete speculation, is from the highest rated answer: On one level, the liquid mirror is just a manifestation of the dissolution of the fake reality of the Matrix. It evokes a dreamlike quality in keeping with Morpheus' lines during the ...


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There is no true reality per se as Morpheus mention on the movie reality is nothing but electrical signals interpreted by the mind. The Thomas living in the matrix was as real as Thomas living outside the matrix. The differences is that he conformed to the reality of the matrix since he was in ignorance. Reality is more of a contextual reality. Neo asked ...


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Well I think this trilogy suffers from many problems that stem from the fact that it was never "planned" to be a trilogy. Like many other movies (Back to the Future, Pirates of the Caribbean etc.), the first movie was written as a standalone story without any purposely created plot holes for future explanation. What this means is that additional story ...


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Well, I was very much convinced with the first part and even the second part for that matter where the version of matrix gets upgrading. In fact the Viral concept of Agent Smith could not have been depicted more appropriately. But hell broke loose in the third part. I personally prefer they never took it. Neo being blind and having a vision in the live ...


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According to the Wikipedia page for the movie, the director, cast and crew commentary on the DVD confirms that: The film contains homages to H.G. Wells, the films The Evil Dead, Zulu, Aliens, The Matrix and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. That means that the dialogue mention by you is directly referring to The Matrix.


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The Oracle's main function is to counterbalance the Architect. It was the Oracle and the Architect who built The Matrix, and the events in the trilogy are actually taking place in the third Matrix, as the first 2 failed. The Oracle stands for free will, whereas the Architect stands for order. As a result, I'd find it difficult to tie Turing's oracle into ...


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Did she already know by this point that things would somehow workout in favour of the humans, also in such a way that the machine world does not get destroyed as well? Probably not. But I'm sure she believed. This is what the final lines of the film were referring to: Seraph : Did you always know? The Oracle: Oh, no. No, I didn't. But I ...


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This is not the first matrix, its third one and Oracle helped Architect to build this one. From the failure of previous two matrix, Oracle and Architect given the humans 'free will'. So Oracle always in support of free will for Humans. Her action sometimes cause imbalance in matrix but Architect is always there to control the effects. Like other agents and ...



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