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Since agents can inhabit any "bluepill" person in the Matrix, the freeway poses a few issues. Yes, you can move quickly from one distant point to another, but that's of no benefit to Trinity, Morpheus, or any other awoken Matrix users. On the freeway you're locked into a narrow corridor with exits only every mile or more, and any car near you can become a ...


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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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It was partially CGI. They used a freeway to shoot this scene and of course, a stunt double performed this. It took three months and 1.4 miles long track to shoot this scene. From Telegraph(emphasis mine), Indeed, filming the main chase took three months and a freeway was built for the film – 1.4 miles of three-lane looped highway From The Independent (...


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There have been some theories floating around on the internet.... George Orwell's 1984: A tribute to George Orwell's Room 101 in 1984, where a prisoner is subjected to their worst phobia, and has subsequently been used in popular culture to signify a room where an item can be placed to never be again found. Neo has in turn been placed in room 101 by the ...


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The Agents are 'immortal', reckless and unyielding. In a chase scenario, and given the agents inability to die, why would an agent do anything other than to chase the target and confirm the kill? There is no risk on the Agents part, and even if he remained on the upper floor, he would have still needed to confirm the kill by checking the target has expired. ...


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I think that what @Ross said was the most accurate: Yes, you can move quickly from one distant point to another, but that's of no benefit to Trinity, Morpheus, or any other awoken Matrix users. On the freeway you're locked into a narrow corridor with exits only every mile or more, and any car near you can become a weapon in the hands of an agent. But I'd ...


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They built a freeway out at the old Alameda Naval Air Station using the runways. Here is a Google Earth photo from 2002. The freeway was lined with pop-up walls, and two actual bridge overpasses were built, all as a temporary structure. All that was removed shortly after filming was complete. Those lines are a 3-lane-with-shoulder freeway, which goes ...


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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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This is not the first matrix, it's the sixth one and Oracle helped Architect to build this one. From the failure of previous 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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Well, its probably mostly to add to the drama of the movie, however we can also consider that the agents move a lot faster than the plugged-in humans, and would therefore have a lot quicker reaction times ("You moved like they do") And you tend to drive fast on a freeway. Secondly, its easy to get killed on a freeway, and the agents are not afraid to dies. ...


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The movie uses visual cues to give you the answer to your question: they're trapped by high concrete walls & frequent wide overpasses that cover you in. They're effectively in a tunnel positively congested with enemies, potential enemies, and the normal obstacles of traffic. The freeway wouldn't be suicide if they were on it covertly, but when you're ...


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The Matrix 2 & 3 were filmed together (or "back to back"). Prior to the filming of The matrix 2 & 3, this was a pretty uncommon practice but did occur. In recent years it has become much more commonplace when it is known there will be multiple movies. Release dates of movies filmed together have spanned anywhere from 3mo to 3yrs apart (although ...


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The Animatrix has both prequel stories, as well as concurrent stories to the Matrix. One of the stories even becomes explicitly canon when the protagonist of it becomes a minor but important character in Revolutions. The story itself takes place between The Matrix and Reloaded. There is no spoilers for Reloaded or Revolutions in any of the 9 short films.


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No, a pretty much official explanation exists. And the question is not really "open". As I've stated in this answer, it's explained by the fact that when Neo comes into contact with the Source (i.e. when he meets the Architect), his brain becomes a wireless connection. After all, the real time in the Matrix franchise is set in a tech-wise advanced future, ...


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Some of it was CGI. The driving, as well as the road, are genuine enough. But at least some (if not most) of the vehicles are added in post-production. In the clip you reference, review the camera shots around 3:09 in slow motion. Clearly, those trucks cannot be real, or the camera work is beyond my understanding. Obviously, weaving through traffic is a ...


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Let us assume that the love that Persephone once enjoyed was with Merovingian. Merovingian and Persephone have slightly more human traits than other programs, they enjoy fine food, wine, languages. While Persephone talks of love, Merovingian displays lust ("The lipstick that is not on Merovingian's face"). Merovingian is shown to cheat on Persephone. ...


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This would need to be a lot longer to answer all of your questions. I suggest following the links below to gain a more complete understanding. As explained here, the Architect acknowledges to Neo that he failed multiple times in creating a Matrix that 100% of humans accepted. The current "successful" Matrix we find Neo in is only accepted by 99% of humans. ...


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It's simple. He's dismissive of her supposed ability to see the future. Neither the Oracle or the Architect can see past human choice, just making probable chance/possibility statistics/computated results/educated guesses about how humans will react or of they succeed. Neo being the proof that they can't (he chooses to save Trinity and succeeds against all ...


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Yes, The Architect Is A Program From its article on the Matrix Wikia: The Architect is a highly specialized, humorless program of the Machine world as well as the creator of the Matrix. As the chief administrator of the system, he is possibly a collective manifestation, or at the very least a virtual representation of the entire Machine mainframe. While ...


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I'm shooting from the hip a bit (I didn't go re-watch the scene), but I think they are referring to what we'll be confronted with explicitly later in the film when The Architect reveals that (if we're counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the next), this is the 6th iteration. When Smith 1 says it is "happening exactly as before", I ...


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The machines, especially the Architect program, already knew the location of Zion during the events of the movies. The only reason Zion was allowed to exist because it served a purpose for Matrix. Zion was allowed to exist by the Machines as a giant pressure-release valve on the entire system, allowing the humans who realized the Matrix wasn't real (...


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To make way for other uses of the area As Yu Zhang notes, any structure built needs to be maintained. The freeway set was composed of timber and plywood, and made to look like concrete, and would need maintenance over time. This would involve a cost (parts/labour etc.), and it seems likely that if Warner Bros. had felt there was a need for future use of ...


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The scene with the Architect is a key pivot for the plot of The Matrix Reloaded and the trilogy as a whole. Up until this point the underlying premise of the movies are that: The Matrix is a control mechanism to maintain their stock of human 'batteries' At some point in the past, someone spontaneously awoke from the Matrix That person started freeing others ...


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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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It could be that you are farther from an "exit" (out of the matrix) when you are on the freeway. As I recall, all exits require land lines.


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Neo in The Matrix movies is an anomaly, which allows him to bend the physics rules of that universe. We see he can move faster than anyone else, he can propel himself through the air, he can steal the motion from bullets etc. He shows no ability to teleport, and it doesn't appear to be an ability he has - if he could have gotten to Trinity faster through ...


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I have an additional reason to add (though I agree that the primary one is due to the greenish tint of computer screens like VT100s). The physical city where they shot The Matrix, Sydney, is also known as the Land of Oz (Oz, short for Aussies, short for Australia) and much of the city uses green marble as a tribute to the Emerald City of Oz. This made much ...


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In Matrix Trilogy, Oracle is kind of a dubious character. In first movie she is shown as a very knowledgeable woman whom few humans (like Morpheus) consults and believes in. Later she is revealed to a be program, residing in the core of the Matrix. She lacks the ability to see past her own choice, which explains that no one can see past their own choice they ...


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