In the film Dog Soldiers by Neil Marshall, the following dialogue occurs between two characters:

Where is Spoon?

There is no Spoon

The Spoon referenced in the dialogue was one of the characters in the film who was eaten by werewolves.

Was this a deliberate reference to The Matrix?

  • 1
    Of course it is. The film contains many references to other movies. The Searchers chief among them.
    – user5421
    Jul 15 '13 at 5:08

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.

  • This doesn't answer the question, only provides a list of other movie references within the movie.
    – Tablemaker
    Jun 5 '12 at 12:02
  • 1
    @TylerShads he asked was this a deliberate reference to the Matrix film with Neo and Morpheus? then lines from wiki clearifying it by yes. Jun 5 '12 at 12:28
  • 4
    I think what TylerShads is getting at is: there's no confirmation that these EXACT lines were definitely, YES, THE reference to The Matrix, merely that the commentary confirms there ARE references. Given the similarities and confirmation of references, I tend to think that the question is answered satisfactorily, but there might still be more references to the Matrix contained within. Finding others COULD make these exact lines a happy coincidence.
    – Morbus Iff
    Jun 6 '12 at 13:45
  • 1
    The lines were not a happy coincidence. To learn the movie referenced another movie, and then accidentally referencing probably the most famous line from the movie is highly unlikely. Extremely, extremely improbable. Jul 3 '14 at 1:32

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .