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First of all, even though you probably don't want to hear this, there wouldn't be an equally interesting and entertaining movie without the humans. While an experiemental movie around animals would be otherwise interesting, it would certainly not have the mainstream action thriller appeal together with its emotional drag and the philosophical implications ...


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I don't know the filmmakers' actual reason. But here's a guess. The machines would have had to exterminate all those humans, since humans always like rising up against machine oppressors. Once the machines started capturing and killing humans, maybe they decided that they'd just keep them alive and use them as a power source instead of having to ...


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My interpretation was that the body farms weren't used to generate energy, but to store it. i.e. the duracell battery that Morpheus holds up. If you have pulsed or unpredictable power sources, you need massive storage to match the supply to the demand. The leading fusion power concept today is the tokamak, which is a pulsed machine. Renewable energy sources ...


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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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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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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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