History Film / TheMatrix

13th Jun '16 7:02:58 PM BananaPancakes
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Neo eventually finds himself face-to-face with Morpheus, who teaches Neo the truth; Neo reluctantly joins the resistance movement against the machines, which happens in both the real world and The Matrix. "Free minds" know The Matrix only resembles reality, so they no longer have to follow certain inconvenient rules (such as gravity) while "jacked in." (They do have one rule they cannot escape, though: Death in the Matrix means brain death in the real world.) The Matrix has its own defense force, both inside the system (programs known as Agents that can bend the rules of the Matrix) and outside it (hunting machines known as Sentinels.) Neo eventually finds his place as a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo foretold hero]] and sets out to free mankind from the Matrix; in the process of this self-discovery, Neo defeats one of the Agents -- Smith -- and sends the others running in terror.

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Neo eventually finds himself face-to-face with Morpheus, who teaches Neo the truth; Neo reluctantly joins the resistance movement against the machines, Machines, which happens in both the real world and The the Matrix. "Free minds" know The the Matrix only resembles reality, so they no longer have to follow certain inconvenient rules (such as gravity) while "jacked in." (They do have one rule they cannot escape, though: Death in the Matrix means brain death in the real world.) The Matrix has its own defense force, both inside the system (programs known as Agents that can bend the rules of the Matrix) and outside it (hunting machines known as Sentinels.) Sentinels). Neo eventually finds his place as a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo foretold hero]] and sets out to free mankind from the Matrix; in the process of this self-discovery, Neo defeats one of the Agents -- Smith -- and sends the others running in terror.



!!Do you want to know what tropes are in the Matrix?:

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!!Do you want to know what tropes are in the Matrix?:
''The Matrix''?



* AstralCheckerboardDecor: When Neo goes to meet Morpheus (and first enters "The Real World.") The movie is pretty blatant with the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' motifs in that scene.

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* AstralCheckerboardDecor: When Neo goes to meet Morpheus (and first enters "The Real World.") "the real world"). The movie is pretty blatant with the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' motifs in that scene.



* BetterThanNew / CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:After he gets killed by Agent Smith]], Neo [[spoiler:becomes [[TheChosenOne The One]] and]] gets much more powerful than before because of being beaten by the BigBad [[spoiler:which was prophesied earlier, in passing, by [[TheOmniscient The Oracle]] when she remarked: "...It looks like you're waiting for something [...] Your next life, maybe."]]

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* BetterThanNew / CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:After he gets killed by Agent Smith]], Neo [[spoiler:becomes [[TheChosenOne The the One]] and]] gets much more powerful than before because of being beaten by the BigBad [[spoiler:which was prophesied earlier, in passing, by [[TheOmniscient The the Oracle]] when she remarked: "...It looks like you're waiting for something [...] Your next life, maybe."]]



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Mentioned by Cypher by name, though not seen, when he tells Neo he's been watching the MatrixRainingCode so long he can see what the code represents but not the code itself.



** The Heart of the City hotel, room 303, in which both the first and (almost) last scenes of the movie take place.

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** The Heart of o' the City hotel, Hotel, room 303, in which both the first and (almost) last scenes of the movie take place.



** Averted. Neo and Agent Smith exchange fire at each other in the subway station and wind up [[CountingBullets with their guns at each other's head]], only to ''point out to each other'' that they're both out of bullets. It's interesting how both of their weapons lock empty at the same time, since the Beretta 92FS pistol Neo is using can hold twice the number of rounds Agent Smith's Desert Eagle pistol can hold (15 vs. 7.)

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** Averted. Neo and Agent Smith exchange fire at each other in the subway station and wind up [[CountingBullets with their guns at each other's head]], heads]], only to ''point out to each other'' that they're both out of bullets. It's interesting how both of their weapons lock empty at the same time, since the Neo is using a Beretta 92FS pistol Neo is using can hold twice the number of rounds Agent Smith's pistol, whose magazine has a fifteen-round capacity, and Smith, a Desert Eagle pistol can hold (15 vs. 7.)that holds only seven rounds.



* CaliforniaDoubling: 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.
* CallToAdventure: Neo ''literally'' receives a cell phone call to adventure from Morpheus, starting Neo's fight against the Machines (whether he wanted to or not.)

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* CaliforniaDoubling: 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 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.
* CallToAdventure: Neo ''literally'' receives a cell phone call to adventure from Morpheus, starting Neo's fight against the Machines (whether he wanted to or not.)not).



-->'''Agent Smith''': You're ''empty''.
-->'''Neo''': So are you.

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-->'''Agent Smith''': You're ''empty''.
-->'''Neo''':
''empty''.\\
'''Neo''':
So are you.



* GoodVersusGood: Unfortunately, one of the downer points about the mission. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, and others frequently kill/injure law enforcement agents, who are simply not aware that they are part of The Matrix. Morpheus gives their stone cold philosophy on the subject early on -- everyone they are trying to save is plugged into the system[[note]] For instance, they could at any moment be possessed by an Agent, and Agents can actually see and hear what they see and hear[[/note]], and "that makes them our enemy."

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* GoodVersusGood: Unfortunately, one of the downer points about the mission. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, and others frequently kill/injure law enforcement agents, who are simply not aware that they are part of The Matrix. Morpheus gives their stone cold stone-cold philosophy on the subject early on -- on: everyone they are trying to save is plugged into the system[[note]] For system,[[note]]For instance, they could at any moment be possessed by an Agent, and Agents can actually see and hear what they see and hear[[/note]], hear.[[/note]] and "that makes them our enemy."



** They are also [[MoralDissonance extremely ruthless about it]]; they don't so much ''fight'' security guards and cops as ''massacre'' them, particularly in the Hallway scene. Neo and Trinity's way of getting past the lobby guards is: Neo gives the first guard a flying kick. He then uses twin H&K MP5K submachine guns to kill all but one of the remaining guards. One of them gets shot while reading a newspaper (which is torn in half by bullets.) The one guard who survives this gunfire calls for backup, and then is shot dead by Trinity with a Uzi as he tries to raise his revolver.

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** They are also [[MoralDissonance extremely ruthless about it]]; they don't so much ''fight'' security guards and cops as ''massacre'' them, particularly in the Hallway scene. Here is how Neo and Trinity's way of getting Trinity get past the lobby guards is: guards: Neo gives the first guard a flying kick. He then uses twin H&K MP5K submachine guns to kill all but one of the remaining guards. One of them gets shot while reading a newspaper (which is torn in half by bullets.) bullets). The one guard who survives this gunfire calls for backup, and then is shot dead by Trinity with a Uzi as he tries to raise his revolver.



-->'''Neo''': How about, I give you the flipper, and you give me my phone call?
-->'''Security Guard''': <Neo pulls guns out from under trenchcoat> "Holy smokes!" or "Holy Shmucks!"
-->'''Neo''': <The bug gets sucked out of Neo's stomach> Jeepers creepers, that thing is real?!
-->'''Cypher''': We would have told you to shove that red pill right up your ear!
-->'''Mouse''': Music/JudasPriest, he's fast!

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-->'''Neo''': How about, I give you the flipper, and you give me my phone call?
-->'''Security
call?\\
'''Security
Guard''': <Neo pulls guns out from under trenchcoat> "Holy smokes!" or "Holy Shmucks!"
-->'''Neo''':
Shmucks!"\\
'''Neo''':
<The bug gets sucked out of Neo's stomach> Jeepers creepers, that thing is real?!
-->'''Cypher''':
real?!\\
'''Cypher''':
We would have told you [Morpheus] to shove that red pill right up your ear!
-->'''Mouse''':
ear!\\
'''Mouse''':
Music/JudasPriest, he's fast!



-->'''Tank''': Believe it or not, you piece of slime, you're still gonna burn!

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-->'''Tank''': --->'''Tank''': Believe it or not, you piece of slime, you're still gonna burn!



* {{Hologram}}: The bridge of the Nebuchadnezzar (and presumably the other hoverships) has a holographic display that shows other objects (like Sentinels.)

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* {{Hologram}}: The bridge of the Nebuchadnezzar (and presumably the other hoverships) has a holographic display that shows other objects (like Sentinels.)Sentinels).



* JurisdictionFriction: In the opening, Agent Smith, Agent Brown, and Agent Jones drive up to the Heart 'O the City Hotel where they've dispatched the police to capture Trinity. The conversation between Agent Smith and the senior uniformed cop on the scene suggests that in the simulated world of the Matrix, bluepills see the Agents as the equivalent of the FBI:
-->'''Agent Smith''': Lieutenant.
-->'''Lieutenant''': Oh, shit.
-->'''Agent Smith''': Lieutenant, you were given specific orders.
-->'''Lieutenant''': Hey, I'm just doing my job. If you give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap, you can cram it up your ass.
-->'''Agent Smith''': The orders were for your protection.
-->'''Lieutenant''': ''[chuckles bitterly]'' I think we can handle ''one'' little girl. [Agent Smith ignores him and starts walking towards the building]'' I sent two units! They're bringing her down now.
-->'''Agent Smith''': No, lieutenant. Your men are already dead.
* JustInTime:

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* JurisdictionFriction: In the opening, Agent Agents Smith, Agent Brown, and Agent Jones drive up to the Heart 'O o' the City Hotel where they've dispatched the police to capture Trinity. The conversation between Agent Smith and the senior uniformed cop on the scene suggests that in the simulated world of the Matrix, bluepills see the Agents as the equivalent of the FBI:
-->'''Agent Smith''': Lieutenant.
-->'''Lieutenant''':
Lieutenant.\\
'''Lieutenant''':
Oh, shit.
-->'''Agent
shit.\\
'''Agent
Smith''': Lieutenant, you were given specific orders.
-->'''Lieutenant''':
orders.\\
'''Lieutenant''':
Hey, I'm just doing my job. If you give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap, you can cram it up your ass.
-->'''Agent
ass.\\
'''Agent
Smith''': The orders were for your protection.
-->'''Lieutenant''': ''[chuckles bitterly]''
protection.\\
'''Lieutenant''': [''Chuckles bitterly'']
I think we can handle ''one'' little girl. [Agent [''Agent Smith ignores him and starts walking towards the building]'' building.''] I sent two units! They're bringing her down now.
-->'''Agent
now.\\
'''Agent
Smith''': No, lieutenant.Lieutenant. Your men are already dead.
* JustInTime: JustInTime:
30th May '16 7:21:03 PM Fireblood
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* CreepyTwins: A subtle version in the Agent Training Program. If you watch it and you're certain that you saw the same extras walk by the camera twice, guess what, you're right: ''All of the extras are twins''. It suggests that Mouse wrote the program and after making half the crowd became lazy and copied them. And the producers actually went around looking for basically every pair of twins they could find just for this one scene. Now were you looking for that, [[DistractedByTheSexy or were you looking at the woman in the red dress]]?


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* CreepyTwins: A subtle version in the Agent Training Program. If you watch it and you're certain that you saw the same extras walk by the camera twice, guess what, you're right: ''All of the extras are twins''. It suggests that Mouse wrote the program and after making half the crowd became lazy and copied them. And the producers actually went around looking for basically every pair of twins they could find just for this one scene. Now were you looking for that, [[DistractedByTheSexy or were you looking at the woman in the red dress]]?
30th May '16 2:33:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* VillainHasAPoint: Cypher betrays and murders his comrades for a chance to get back inside the Matrix, making him clearly villainous. However, he claims one of his grievances with Morpheus is the admittedly shady way that Morpheus gains new recruits by peeking their interest with cryptic conversations and not telling them the truth about the real world being a bombed-out wasteland until after they've already made their decision.
27th May '16 3:07:52 PM Tallens
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* CueTheFallingObject: After Neo and Trinity have a big gunfight with the guards to rescue Morpheus, they casually enter the elevator. The camera then shows the extent of the damage to the lobby, one of the pillars' marble collapsing onto the floor. note This happened by coincidence during the filming and was not planned, but was left since it seemed appropriate.
12th May '16 12:59:56 PM Kafkesque
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* SneezeOfDoom: During [[spoiler:the crawl through the walls in the big escape scene]], Cypher gets some dust knocked in his face and lets go of one of these, alerting the police to their location.

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* SneezeOfDoom: During [[spoiler:the crawl through the walls in the big escape scene]], Cypher gets some dust knocked in his face and lets go of one of these, alerting the police to their location. [[spoiler: [[TheMole It's possible this was deliberate.]]]]
12th May '16 12:57:17 PM Kafkesque
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Neo's DullSurprise reaction when being shot in the guts by Agent Smith during the climax. It's implied to be shock and disbelief from being taken by surprise, given that he reacts appropriately when Smith proceeds to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill empty the rest of his clip into Neo.]]

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Neo's DullSurprise reaction when being shot in the guts by Agent Smith during the climax. It's implied to be shock and disbelief from being taken by surprise, given that he reacts appropriately when Smith proceeds to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill empty the rest of his clip clip]] [[MultipleGunshotDeath into Neo.]]


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** ...which is pretty damn strange given that she very distinctly shot the Agent in the ''side'' of the head.
12th May '16 12:49:45 PM Kafkesque
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Neo's DullSurprise reaction when being shot in the guts by Agent Smith during the climax.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Neo's DullSurprise reaction when being shot in the guts by Agent Smith during the climax. It's implied to be shock and disbelief from being taken by surprise, given that he reacts appropriately when Smith proceeds to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill empty the rest of his clip into Neo.]]
12th May '16 12:47:00 PM Kafkesque
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** Neo, in the climax, manages to get out of the Matrix just in time for Morpheus to activate the EMP pulse without killing him.

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** Neo, in the climax, manages to get out of the Matrix just in time for Morpheus to activate the EMP pulse without killing him.
12th May '16 12:45:50 PM Kafkesque
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** Neo, in the climax, manages to disable the sentinels right before they can get the best of the Nebuchadrezzar crew.

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** Neo, in the climax, manages to disable the sentinels right before they can get the best out of the Nebuchadrezzar crew.Matrix just in time for Morpheus to activate the EMP pulse without killing him.
26th Mar '16 9:34:27 AM eroock
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* WhiteBunny: Neo is told to follow the white rabbit which he does when noticing the customer girl's shoulder tattoo of a white rabbit.
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