History Film / TheMatrix

15th Mar '17 7:09:02 PM DustSnitch
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* MessianicArchetype: Neo, the prophesied savior known as "the One" bears a close resemblance to {{Jesus}}. He came before, but was prophesied to come again, and resurrects close to the end. On the other hand, he's far more violent than the Christian depiction, but perhaps would be closer to Jewish views of the Messiah as a warrior king. Morpheus may also resemble John the Baptist, Trinity Mary Magdalene, and the Oracle the various prophets who are believed to have foretold Christ.

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* MessianicArchetype: Neo, the prophesied savior known as "the One" bears a close resemblance to {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. He came before, but was prophesied to come again, and resurrects close to the end. On the other hand, he's far more violent than the Christian depiction, but perhaps would be closer to Jewish views of the Messiah as a warrior king. Morpheus may also resemble John the Baptist, Trinity Mary Magdalene, and the Oracle the various prophets who are believed to have foretold Christ.
15th Mar '17 10:47:54 AM morenohijazo
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* HallwayFight: The FinalBattle between Neo and Agent Smith takes place in a building's hallway inside the matrix.
4th Mar '17 6:19:18 AM MagBas
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* Even stronger is the FridgeLogic that the people inside the matrix aren't actually suffering and that the outsider world is as dead as Mars with apparently no biosphere, and later on that the machines are only described as actually killing anyone when they threaten the matrix and are never actually stated to resent humanity. One begins to wonder if using humans as power was even the original primary reason for the matrix.
4th Mar '17 12:47:30 AM skadooshbag
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*Even stronger is the FridgeLogic that the people inside the matrix aren't actually suffering and that the outsider world is as dead as Mars with apparently no biosphere, and later on that the machines are only described as actually killing anyone when they threaten the matrix and are never actually stated to resent humanity. One begins to wonder if using humans as power was even the original primary reason for the matrix.
16th Feb '17 12:23:36 PM Kafkesque
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Morpheus is going for this when he asks Neo "Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in [[{{Cyberspace}} this place]]?" but what really drives it home is his follow-up question, "Do you think that's air you're breathing now?"
13th Feb '17 6:03:29 PM Fireblood
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* CaliforniaDoubling: In the scene in which Neo says "I used to eat lunch there. Good noodles", the car is clearly driving through the Chinatown end of George Street in Sydney's CBD. Of course, you also see the Sydney Tower and the Maritime Services Board control tower on the city's skyline.
13th Feb '17 6:03:01 PM Fireblood
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything'': Those familiar with {{Buddhism}} and {{Gnosticism}} will find similarities in the plot with the idea of the world we see being an illusion that blinds us to the true reality. Neo is also similar to Buddha or Christ with this context.
13th Feb '17 5:11:58 PM Fireblood
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* MessianicArchetype: Neo, the prophesied savior known as "the One" bears a close resemblance to {{Jesus}}. He came before, but was prophesied to come again, and resurrects close to the end. On the other hand, he's far more violent than the Christian depiction, but perhaps would be closer to Jewish views of the Messiah as a warrior king. Morpheus may also resemble John the Baptist, Trinity Mary Magdalene, and the Oracle the various prophets who are believed to have foretold Christ.
13th Feb '17 5:56:52 AM Gemser
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* IgnoranceIsABliss: Said verbatim by [[spoiler:Cypher]], who believes that after many years, the freedom he was promised was a lie and who [[spoiler:makes a deal with the machines the become part of their program again, under the condition that he's rich and propular and forgets everything about his life in Mopheus' crew.]]

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* IgnoranceIsABliss: IgnoranceIsBliss: Said verbatim by [[spoiler:Cypher]], who believes that after many years, the freedom he was promised was a lie and who [[spoiler:makes a deal with the machines the become part of their program again, under the condition that he's rich and propular and forgets everything about his life in Mopheus' crew.]]



* LongingForFictionland: Cypher is so tired of real life and its hardships that he willingly asks the Agents to be re-imprisoned in the Matrix as a rich celebrity. Despite the fact he is aware that the Matrix is unreal, Cypher prefers it to real life. Because after nine years, what has he learned? Ignorance is bliss.

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* LongingForFictionland: Cypher [[spoiler:Cypher]] is so tired of real life and its hardships that he willingly asks the Agents to be re-imprisoned in the Matrix as a rich celebrity. Despite the fact he is aware that the Matrix is unreal, Cypher [[spoiler:Cypher]] prefers it to real life. Because after nine years, what has he learned? Ignorance is bliss.


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* ProphecyTwist: The Oracle tells Neo that he is not the One, he has to decide that either he or Morpheus will die and he seems to be waiting for another life. While this discourages Neo at first, technically all of this comes true: when Neo makes a choice to go into the matrix to save Morpheus, he starts to bend rules of the matrix [[spoiler: but is not yet the One. He is gunned down by Smith (= he is killed instead of Morpheus) but resurrects himself (= waiting for another life) to finally be the One (= the prophecy for Morpheus that the One will return).]]
13th Feb '17 5:41:50 AM Gemser
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* PlayfulHacker: Mouse is a competent computer hacker and has fun with putting ladies in red into training simulations.


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* RedPillBluePill: Matrix is the TropeNamer and uses the trope literally:
** Neo is given the choice by Morpheus himself, who warns him that all be can offer is the truth and he might not like it. Neo still goes with the red pill.
** Implied with the rest of the Nebuchadnezzar crew that are not born in the free world. Trinity confirms to Neo that she went through the process herself, the same goes with Cypher.
** Averted with Tank and Dozer. They never had a choice because they were born in the free world, however they act as if they had taken the red pill.
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