History Franchise / TheMatrix

10th Nov '17 5:48:03 AM CaptEquinox
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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Apparently, one's "residual self-image" includes cool hair and an awesome outfit. No exceptions. Even the nerdy Mouse is pretty pimp inside. Going by ''The Matrix Online'', where the character-creation was your [=redpill=] selecting what their in-Matrix appearance would be, apparently that's just how they like it. You ''could'' look boring and normal...but then you'd never get any screen time.

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Apparently, one's "residual self-image" includes cool hair and an awesome outfit. No exceptions. Even the nerdy Mouse is pretty pimp snazzy inside. Going by ''The Matrix Online'', where the character-creation was your [=redpill=] selecting what their in-Matrix appearance would be, apparently that's just how they like it. You ''could'' look boring and normal...but then you'd never get any screen time.
6th Nov '17 1:30:29 PM tropeminer
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In 2017, there are plans for a relaunch of the franchise, though the Wachowskis and producer Creator/JoelSilver are not going to be involved.

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In 2017, there are plans for a relaunch of the franchise, though the Wachowskis and producer Creator/JoelSilver Joel Silver are not going to be involved.
6th Nov '17 11:48:10 AM eroock
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* ObligatoryEarpieceTouch: The Agents do this whenever they receive new orders from the mainframe. Since they don't communicate much except vague menace, this cue is important to signal that they are going to try something new next.
20th Oct '17 5:36:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Two of the styles listed on Neo's training are jiu-jitsu and savate, but his fight scenes through the franchise feature virtually no recognizable technique or stance from those two disciplines (but, amusingly enough, they do feature moves from martial arts which were ''not'' listed).

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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Two of the styles listed on Neo's training are jiu-jitsu and savate, but his fight scenes through the franchise feature virtually no recognizable technique or stance from either of those two disciplines (but, amusingly enough, they do feature moves from martial arts which were ''not'' listed).
3rd Sep '17 10:19:07 PM SilentHouse
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* MortalWoundReveal: After [[spoiler:the ''Mjolnir'' crashes in the machine city]], Neo talks to Trinity for a bit, then the camera pans down to reveal [[spoiler:that Trinity's been impaled by wreckage]].

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* MortalWoundReveal: After [[spoiler:the ''Mjolnir'' ''Logos'' crashes in the machine city]], Neo talks to Trinity for a bit, then the camera pans down to reveal [[spoiler:that Trinity's been impaled by wreckage]].
16th Aug '17 10:30:48 PM Tallens
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* RecurringCameraShot: The battle at the entrance of the skyscraper in ''Film/TheMatrix'' and the entrance to Club Hel in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' both end with Trinity kicking someone in slow motion. The kicks themselves have nearly identical choreography as well.
8th Aug '17 9:45:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* RefusedByTheCall: Neo thinks this is the case in the first movie, but it turns out to be only MetaphoricallyTrue.


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* RefusedByTheCall: Neo thinks this is the case in the first movie, but it turns out to be only MetaphoricallyTrue.
8th Aug '17 9:43:36 AM fruitstripegum
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The Ultimate Matrix Collection, which features all 3 films, ''The Animatrix'' and 35 hours of bonus features, interviews, documentaries, commentaries and such, all spread out over 10 [=DVDs=]. Or four [[UsefulNotes/BluRay Blu-Rays]] and two [=DVDs=].
8th Aug '17 9:42:31 AM fruitstripegum
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: People in the Real world eat "single cell protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals" which tastes like snot. Zion inhabitants also manage to grow some mushrooms, but everything else is off-limits, without any sunlight whatsoever.



* FutureFoodIsArtificial: People in the Real world eat "single cell protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals" which tastes like snot. Zion inhabitants also manage to grow some mushrooms, but everything else is off-limits, without any sunlight whatsoever.
8th Aug '17 9:41:50 AM fruitstripegum
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* FightingAShadow: The Agents are computer programs working for those running the Matrix, so there's no reason they should stay dead. If you actually manage to kill one by the rules of the simulation, the program remains in existence, and the Agent can return immediately by possessing the nearest bystander. DoubleSubverted when Neo destroys Smith at the end of the first movie, seemingly for good but ultimately only causing him to become more powerful in the next movie. Agents and other programs who are destroyed by "the rules" can, while incorporeal, choose to rebel and return a second time, but are considered an abomination.



* {{Expy}}: Several characters in the sequels fill roles of characters who died in the first movie: Niobe is the secondary-action-girl-with-cool-hair, to replace Switch; Link is the new wisecracking operator, to replace Tank; Smith-controlled Bane is the new double-agent-with-a-goatee to replace Cypher, and Kid is the new cute youngster to replace Mouse.



* {{Expy}}: Several characters in the sequels fill roles of characters who died in the first movie: Niobe is the secondary-action-girl-with-cool-hair, to replace Switch; Link is the new wisecracking operator, to replace Tank; Smith-controlled Bane is the new double-agent-with-a-goatee to replace Cypher, and Kid is the new cute youngster to replace Mouse.


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* FightingAShadow: The Agents are computer programs working for those running the Matrix, so there's no reason they should stay dead. If you actually manage to kill one by the rules of the simulation, the program remains in existence, and the Agent can return immediately by possessing the nearest bystander. DoubleSubverted when Neo destroys Smith at the end of the first movie, seemingly for good but ultimately only causing him to become more powerful in the next movie. Agents and other programs who are destroyed by "the rules" can, while incorporeal, choose to rebel and return a second time, but are considered an abomination.
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