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A science-fiction action film around a computer hacker that learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

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What happens with people who die in the Matrix?

The crew of the Nebuchadnezzar (and people in Zion) dies in the real world when they die in the Matrix. Does this also happen to the "human batteries" in the pods? Say that Joe walks under a ...
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Why does Neo see the Matrix code in different colors, Including gold?

In the Matrix movies, Neo's ability to see the Matrix code evolves, with some people appearing in gold and others in different colors. Is there a symbolism behind these color variations in how Neo ...
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How many versions of the Merovingian exist in The Matrix series?

Is there any information or indication in the series about the existence of multiple versions of the Merovingian within the Matrix? Specifically, are there distinct versions of this character across ...
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Do EMPs really have this property in the real world?

In The Matrix (1999), the resistance uses EMPs to help them fight the machines: Trinity: Electromagnetic pulse. Disables any electrical system in the blast radius. Do EMPs really have this property ...
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Are Morpheus and Trinity their "real names"?

In The Matrix, Keanu Reeves plays Thomas A. Anderson, a computer hacker that uses the internet alias Neo. When our boy is removed from the Matrix, everyone calls him Neo and not Thomas. No one calls ...
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What, if any, is the significance of "Wabash and Lake"?

I had to rewind when I heard it, but Supernatural ("Salvation", S1:E21) referenced Wabash and Lake, which I recognized from The Matrix. From the Supernatural Wiki: Meg: There's a warehouse ...
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Is living inside the Matrix actually a bad thing? [closed]

I have to create a video essay in school about a topic of my choice, and I have decided to talk about why living inside the matrix is actually not that bad. In my opinion living inside the matrix is ...
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How did the Kid die in the Matrix but not in the real world?

This is regarding Kid's Story from Animatrix. I thought if you died in the Matrix, that you also died in the real world. How did the Kid die in the matrix but not in the real world? Is this somehow ...
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Will I miss anything by not watching The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions?

I think I'd like to check out The Matrix Resurrections in the theatre. I watched the original when it came out in 1999, and the new one seems to have a lot of similar elements to it. I never watched ...
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What is on the contraband disc Thomas Anderson sells for $2000?

Near the start of The Matrix (1999), Thomas Anderson (a.k.a 'Neo'), sells computer disc (possibly a Sony Minidisk) for $2000 to a group of people who arrive, late, at his door. Anderson indicates that ...
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Why do agents have to fight humans virtually and not in real world?

In The Matrix (1999), if Neo and others live in pods and interact in a shared simulated reality, why do Agents have to hunt and fight any rebels in this virtual world? Why not just reset, press delete ...
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In the Matrix when Neo first visits the Oracle, why does she tell him that he is not the One?

The Oracle: “OK, now I’m supposed to say, “Hmm, that’s interesting, but…” then you say…” Neo: “But what? The Oracle: “But…you already know what I’m going to tell you.” Neo: “I’m not the One.” If Neo ...
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Is this Agent Smith's assessment or is it being communicated from 01 (Zero-One?)

In The Matrix agent Smith says to Morpheus: Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure. Is this Agent Smith's assessment or is Smith being a mouthpiece ...
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What was Agent Smith in "The Matrix" referring to while torturing Morpheus?

[...] Wachowski believers hold it’s possible to offer sweeping social criticism at such a massive scale. “Because of the iconography of V For Vendetta,” says Kuplowsky, citing the Wachowski-written ...
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Can a specific shooting style be patented?

I was watching one of my childhood cartoons and realized one of the scenes was directly uplifted from Matrix. What I wonder about is. Can movies get sued because they copy the camera angles and stuff ...
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Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?

Personally from what "matrix" means in English, I can only see relation with one of its meanings, and even then a bit far-fetched. As guide for the meanings of "matrix" we can use this link: https://...
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Why does Morpheus tell Neo that he is the one over a tapped line?

In the Matrix movie (1999) as well as in the Matrix screenplay (Rev. 3/9/98) Morpheus calls Neo and the first sentence that comes out of his mouth is: This line is tapped, so I must be brief. Later ...
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What does Cypher mean when he says Neo is "gonna pop"?

When Neo is first shown about the Matrix, the real world, and how all humans are enslaved by the machines to harness their energy, Neo has a profound panic attack. While watching this, Cypher says "He'...
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Is the blind man a previous version of Morpheus?

In the Matrix (1999) when Morpheus is taking Neo to see the Oracle, Morpheus nods to a man who appears to be blind and the man nods back: The other theories I've encountered about this man suggest ...
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What program is Neo using?

In Neo's apartment in the movie The Matrix (1999) we can see a program on the monitor. The program is constantly searching something. What does it search for and is this program real?
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Did Morpheus actually not know why the Agents want to apprehend Neo?

In the scene in The Matrix where Neo is escaping from work to get away from the agents, he asks Morpheus what the Agents who are coming for him want from him. Morpheus replies that he doesn't know, ...
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Why don't the Machines stick with the Architect's plan?

In The Matrix Reloaded, the Architect gives Neo the choice between the salvation of humanity in the form of 23 people hand selected from the Matrix and the destruction of humanity by the Machine's ...
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Who is the "One" in The Matrix?

One of the conversations between Morpheus and Neo in The Matrix is: When the Matrix was first built, there was a man born inside who had the ability to change whatever he wanted, to remake the ...
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Why was Neo's body let go from the machine's farm? [closed]

The dead/malfunctioning humans are liquified and feed intravenously to active humans in the Matrix. Why was Neo let go, when he is freed and his body falls into a river before being rescued by ...
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Were any of the The Matrix movies released with extended editions?

So far I've looked at the Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-Ray, which to me seems like the most complete and recent version out there, but the product description makes no mention of extra scenes. ...
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Why wasn't Neo's monitor connected to anything? [duplicate]

When Neo is sitting in his cubicle after being reamed out by the boss for being late to work, his monitor is off and he doesn't appear to be working - in fact, his monitor doesn't appear to even be ...
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What did the red and blue pills physically do in the Matrix?

In The Matrix, Neo is offered a choice between a red and a blue pill in an iconic moment. The blue pill would take Neo back to his normal life, and the red pill would show him how deep the rabbit ...
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Is this the *only* matrix version? [closed]

Neo defeates Smith in such a way that Smith managed to replicate himself, which led to him being uncontrollably powerful thus the machines needed Neo’s help so they made a deal and, ultimately, peace ...
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From where did Zion get air?

We have seen in the Matrix trilogy that Zion is a last city of humans, situated at Earth's core where it is still warm. I believe they found a groundwater source, that's why they have a water ...
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Is "The Architect" in The Matrix actually a program?

We have confirmation that The Oracle is a program (in The Matrix Reloaded). So it's clear that some programs are allowed to interact with humans. But I wonder whether The Architect is also a program? ...
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How do machines know the exact location of Zion?

In the movie, Matrix Reloaded, they say that machines are drilling on top of Zion. In first part, Smith was trying to find location of Zion, he fails. So how come machines have found location of ...
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Why are they rebooting/reviving The Matrix franchise?

I heard that The Matrix is being rebooted/revived. What are the reasons they chose to do this instead of making a sequel or prequel? Is there any official word on Why the production company or ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

Main characters in The Matrix wear sunglasses very often. Is there any explanation why? I have read a few theories on the Internet about it: actors constantly blink due to the gunfire they have ...
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Are all of unplugged people hackers?

Trinity and Neo were both hackers. Obviously Jax and the line operator's. It makes me curious if The Matrix is a tribute to the strength of hackers.
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What is the meaning of "There is no spoon"?

In The Matrix, what is the meaning of "There is no spoon"? Below is the full quote from Spoon Boy to Neo: Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth....
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What fighting style does Neo use while sparring with Morpheus?

The question Why Neo's confusion between Jujitsu and Kung Fu? asks about why Neo seems confused about fighting styles being downloaded into his brain. Immediately after the scene where Neo tells ...
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Why the confusion between Jujitsu and Kung Fu?

In The Matrix, Neo starts off by asking if he's going to learn "Jujitsu". Once he's done he wakes up and says "I know Kung Fu". Both forms of martial art are quite different and come from two ...
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Why is Neo's body completely hairless until freed from the matrix?

Neo (and possibly everyone else) seems to be completely hairless (bald, no eyebrows etc) while trapped in The Matrix. After being freed from the matrix, his hair starts growing normally. What's up ...
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Was it ever shown how red-pills enter the Matrix (similar to the phone-booth animation when exiting)?

In the first Matrix movie, we see that red-pills can exit the Matrix by picking up a phone and calling the operator: However I don't seem to recall if it's ever shown how they enter the Matrix, from ...
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Communication between Trinity and Neo

Where or how do people talk to others such as Trinity and Neo did in The Matrix? I have developed an interest in computer hacking stuff. In the scene where Neo is asleep at his computer Trinity is ...
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Why did the humans never use EMP bombs to kill the machines in The Matrix?

Throughout the Matrix series, humans have occasionally used the EMP bombs to kill the machines. That means they have the technology to build such weapons. So why didn't they use that to destroy the ...
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How was the time-freezed scene in the Matrix with the woman in the red dress shot?

At around minute 57 to 59, Morpheus explains to Neo that every citizen in the Matrix can become an agent like agent Smith, while everything else around them is frozen. How are these kind of scenes ...
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How does Animatrix fit into the Matrix movies world?

I've seen The Matrix when it first came out and now I wish to watch all the Matrix movies together in order of relevance including the Animatrix anime. Does Animatrix somehow fit into The Matrix ...
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Woman in red from The 100 connection to Matrix

I've noticed that in the Matrix, the woman in red was part of the simulated program, meant to catch attention and appear harmless. The 100 woman in red appears to be serving a similar purpose, it is ...
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Is Neo living in two worlds inside the Matrix?

At the beginning of the matrix Neo is shown as a hacker and a computer programmer. Everytime you see a sequence of his hacker life, the sequence is interrupted by showing him waking up in the world ...
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Why don't docbots kill those who are awakened by the red pill?

In The Matrix, a docbot finds Neo right after he wakes up in the pod. However, instead of killing him, it simply flushes Neo down to the old sewers, not even following him with hopes of finding who (...
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Why do people bleed in real world when they are hurt or killed in The Matrix?

In The Matrix, on multiple scenes, when people get hit or die in the virtual reality, they also bleed in the real world. What is the reason behind this? EDIT: I know about the "mind effect over body" ...
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How does Neo know about the matrix before being removed from the dream world?

In The Matrix, during Neo & Trinity's initial meeting at the club, Trinity and Neo say: Trinity: It's the question that drives us mad. It's the question that brought you here. You know the ...
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How did Cypher jack into The Matrix without an operator?

In The Matrix films, when someone wants to connect into the Matrix, it requires three things: To find somewhere to link in the real work (they can't just connect from anywhere, they must find ...
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Actual purpose of Neo

I recently watched Matrix trilogy, yet again (probably 25th time!). This time I made some new conclusions, and I am confused regarding this one. In first part, i.e., The Matrix. Morpheus tells Neo ...
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