History Franchise / TheMatrix

22nd Jan '17 7:50:30 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* AuthorAppeal: One of the Wachowskis employed a full-time dominatrix. Suddenly, Trinity's costumes make far more sense. Given the fact that Larry Wachowski is [[{{transsexual}} now Lana Wachowski]], Switch's name and the early draft in which she was male in the real world and female in the Matrix makes much more sense. The Wachowskis were also massive fans of sci-fi anime such as ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and Shaw Brothers wuxia movies, and incorporated elements from both genres into the films in copious amounts. They showed producer Joel Silver clips from ''Ghost In the Shell'' in addition to art and storyboards to give him an idea of what kind of movie they wished to make, and managed to hire Hong Kong action choreography extraordinaire [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] to serve as stunt coordinator.

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* AuthorAppeal: One of the Wachowskis employed a full-time dominatrix. Suddenly, Trinity's costumes make far more sense. Given the fact that Larry Wachowski is [[{{transsexual}} now Lana Wachowski]], both Wachowskis are[{{transsexual}} trans]], Switch's name and the early draft in which she was male in the real world and female in the Matrix makes much more sense. The Wachowskis were also massive fans of sci-fi anime such as ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and Shaw Brothers wuxia movies, and incorporated elements from both genres into the films in copious amounts. They showed producer Joel Silver clips from ''Ghost In the Shell'' in addition to art and storyboards to give him an idea of what kind of movie they wished to make, and managed to hire Hong Kong action choreography extraordinaire [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] to serve as stunt coordinator.
17th Jan '17 7:52:56 PM jake38
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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by Creator/TheWachowskis [[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.)[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.

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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by Creator/TheWachowskis [[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.Brothers.)[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.
20th Dec '16 12:06:51 PM brianify
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Agents, particularly Smith, who actually goes from Agent to Virus due to some part of him being changed by Neo destroying him in the first movie.

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Agents, particularly Smith, who actually goes from Agent to Virus due to some part of him being changed by Neo destroying him in the first movie.movie.
** Most Machine-aligned programs, more or less, as they will at times set aside more machine-like behavior (such as efficiency and pragmatism) and indulge in particularly human traits like cruelty, arrogance, and rage.


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* CreativeSterility: Heavily implied with the Machines, and even more if you consider all of ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' to be canon, which shows Machine technology has barely progressed at all since the end of the Human-Machine war. Other than maintaining the Matrix and the cycle of the One, the Machines seem to be at a loss as to what to do with their dominion over the Earth and their human captives.
9th Dec '16 9:32:52 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Practically takes refuge in it by the end.

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* SchroedingersButterfly: Particularly at the end of the second movie when Neo was able to stop a machine with his mind in what was supposed to be the real world when nobody had shown powers in the real world before, fans speculated that the "real world" might just have been another layer of the Matrix used to control rebellious minds. One of the comics also references the TropeNamer in a short comic where a monk or something beats up some Agents.

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* SchroedingersButterfly: Particularly at At the end of the second movie when Neo was able to stop a machine with his mind in what was supposed to be the real world when nobody had shown powers in the real world before, before. Although this idea existed during the first movie, this scene encouraged fans speculated to speculate that the "real world" might just have been another layer of the Matrix used to control rebellious minds. One of the comics also references the TropeNamer in a short comic where a monk or something beats up some Agents.
9th Dec '16 1:11:45 PM StFan
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* [[{{Hammerspace/Film}} Hammerspace]]: Trinity can pull out weapons and her cell phone while wearing skintight costumes.

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27th Nov '16 3:02:39 PM SinDustries
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** This assumes that the new Zion initiates are only repopulating through sex when they could also do so by freeing other people from the Matrix.
18th Nov '16 6:00:35 AM KingClark
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* AdvantageBall: Justified. At first, the Agents are pretty much unstoppable, due both to their superior programming and [[TheDreaded the terror the other side has for them]]. But after Neo's awakening as the One, he can dispatch them with ease, and we later see the others at least holding their ground. (They don't win, but they don't ''die'', which is saying something against an ImplacableMan MinMaxer.)

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* AdvantageBall: Justified. At first, the Agents are pretty much unstoppable, due both to their superior programming and [[TheDreaded the terror the other side has for them]]. But after Neo's awakening as the One, he can dispatch them with ease, and we later see the others at least holding their ground. (They don't win, but they don't ''die'', which is saying something against an ImplacableMan MinMaxer.[[MinMaxing Min-Maxer]].)
2nd Nov '16 8:58:00 PM pepsimax
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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by the Wachowski Sisters[[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.)[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.

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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by the Wachowski Sisters[[note]](credited Creator/TheWachowskis [[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.)[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.
2nd Nov '16 7:31:51 PM MugenKagemaru
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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by the Wachowski Sisters[[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.

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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by the Wachowski Sisters[[note]](credited at the time as the Wachowski Brothers, as neither had come out yet.yet as transgender. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.[[/note]] )[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.
2nd Nov '16 7:28:00 PM MugenKagemaru
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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by the Wachowskis (credited at the time of the films' release as the Wachowski Brothers--both siblings have since come out as transgender) which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.

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''The Matrix'' is a multimedia franchise created by the Wachowskis (credited Wachowski Sisters[[note]](credited at the time of the films' release as the Wachowski Brothers--both siblings have since Brothers, as neither had come out as transgender) yet. Lana would come out in 2012 after years of rumors, and Lilly came out in 2016, claiming to have been such from birth.[[/note]] which primarily revolves around a trilogy of sci-fi action movies starring Creator/KeanuReeves as TheHero, Creator/LaurenceFishburne as [[MagicalNegro his mentor]], Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as his ActionGirl LoveInterest, and Creator/HugoWeaving as the BigBad. The first film brilliantly used the radical visual effect of BulletTime and became one of the most influential ([[FollowTheLeader and oft-copied]]) sci-fi films since ''Franchise/StarWars'', and at least at the time, was viewed as one of the most culturally important films since then, as well.
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