History YMMV / TheMatrix

8th Jan '17 11:23:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Seriously, watch these movies with an eye toward sexual imagery and you'll find it [[RuleOfSymbolism everywhere]], and in the [[BodyHorror most awful]] [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong ways]]. The most graphic stuff is found in the first film, but it's still very much there in the last two. Makes you wonder just what was on the Wachowskis' minds the whole time they were writing this.
18th Nov '16 5:57:50 AM KingClark
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** "What is the Matrix? Control. The Matrix is a computer-generated dreamworld, built to keep us under control. In order to change a human being into ''this.''" Cue a close-up of Morpheus' face, after which he holds up a [[ProductPlacement Duracell battery]]."

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** "What is the Matrix? Control. The Matrix is a computer-generated dreamworld, built to keep us under control. In order to change a human being into ''this.''" Cue a close-up of Morpheus' face, after which he holds up a [[ProductPlacement Duracell battery]]."



* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: This film created a whole new style of visual effects so spectacular that the film was the first one to ''ever'' beat a ''Franchise/StarWars'' film at the Best Visual Effects Oscar.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: This film created a whole new style of visual effects so spectacular that the film was the first one to ''ever'' beat a ''Franchise/StarWars'' film at the Best Visual Effects Oscar.Oscar.
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18th Nov '16 5:57:05 AM KingClark
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* MagnificentBastard:
** Subverted with the Merovingian, who would like to be this trope very, very much but finds himself outmatched in the end.
%%** Agent Smith.

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* MagnificentBastard:
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MagnificentBastard: Subverted with the Merovingian, who would like to be this trope very, very much but finds himself outmatched in the end.
%%** Agent Smith.
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17th Nov '16 8:20:10 AM Eagal
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* EvilIsCool: The Sentinels.

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* %%* EvilIsCool: The Sentinels.



** Agent Smith.



%%** Agent Smith.



* TheScrappy: Take your pick: Mouse, [[PluckyComicRelief Link]], [[FrenchJerk the Merovingian]], [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness the Architect]]...

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* %%* TheScrappy: Take your pick: Mouse, [[PluckyComicRelief Link]], [[FrenchJerk the Merovingian]], [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness the Architect]]...



** "There is no spoon."
** "Stop trying to hit me and hit me!"
** "[[DullSurprise Whoa.]]"
** Neo's BulletTime scene.



** "I know kung-fu." [[note]][[Series/SaturdayNightLive For the last time, no you don't!]][[/note]]
** Do you think this is a comment, that you're reading now?

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** %%** "I know kung-fu." [[note]][[Series/SaturdayNightLive For the last time, no you don't!]][[/note]]
** Do you think this %%** "There is a comment, that you're reading now?no spoon."
%%** "Stop trying to hit me and hit me!"
%%** "[[DullSurprise Whoa.]]"
%%** Neo's BulletTime scene.



* RewatchBonus: Several, but most notably the Oracle's dialogue during her first meeting with Neo.

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* %%* RewatchBonus: Several, but most notably the Oracle's dialogue during her first meeting with Neo.
25th Sep '16 8:12:33 AM Lemonardo
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** The term "Red Pill" has been adapted by a certain strain of internet misogynist and forms the title of one of the most controversial subreddits on the internet. The movie was written by two women.

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** The term "Red Pill" has been adapted appropriated by a certain strain several kinds of internet extremist societies on the Internet, including (but not limited to) misogynist and transphobic ones, and forms the title of one of the most controversial subreddits on the internet. subreddits. The movie was written by two women.franchise's creators, The Wachowski Brothers have since had transitioned into women and are now known as just The Wachowskis.
30th Aug '16 11:59:27 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** The term "Red Pill" has been adapted by a certain strain of internet misogynist. The movie was written by two women.

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** The term "Red Pill" has been adapted by a certain strain of internet misogynist.misogynist and forms the title of one of the most controversial subreddits on the internet. The movie was written by two women.
15th Aug '16 12:30:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The term "Red Pill" has been adapted by a certain strain of internet misogynist. The movie was written by two women.
2nd Aug '16 8:42:41 PM Angeldeb82
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* EvilIsCool: the Sentinels

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* EvilIsCool: the SentinelsThe Sentinels.



* HarsherInHindsight: Amusingly, Creator/GinaTorres is married to Creator/LaurenceFishburne in RealLife, but [[Film/{{Serenity}} this is not the only time her character loses a husband.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: Amusingly, Creator/GinaTorres is married to Creator/LaurenceFishburne in RealLife, but [[Film/{{Serenity}} this is not the only time her character loses a husband.]]husband]].



** Jada Pinkett Smith playing a key role in the sequels after [[WillSmith her husband]] turned down the role of Neo.

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** Jada Pinkett Smith playing a key role in the sequels after [[WillSmith [[Creator/WillSmith her husband]] turned down the role of Neo.



* VillainSue: Smith in the sequels. He becomes ridiculously overpowered and unstoppable though means that are never explained.

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* VillainSue: Smith in the sequels. He becomes ridiculously overpowered and unstoppable though means that are never explained.



* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/KeanuReeves's performance in the first film is leagues ahead of what most people consider his standard performance in movies.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Creator/KeanuReeves's performance in the first film is leagues ahead of what most people consider his standard performance in movies.



** "I know kung-fu." [[note]][[SaturdayNightLive For the last time, no you don't!]][[/note]]

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** "I know kung-fu." [[note]][[SaturdayNightLive [[note]][[Series/SaturdayNightLive For the last time, no you don't!]][[/note]]
8th Jul '16 4:08:11 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DeaderThanDisco: Went from a red hot new franchise to stone cold dead within a decade. While the first movie is still considered a sci-fi classic, the divisive reception to the sequels and tie-in media, along with the [[FollowTheLeader army of imitators]] the films spawned made the public tire quickly of the films and their stylistic elements. Even jokes about the Matrix tend to be met with scorn today, and tropes it helped to popularize, like BulletTime, are [[DeadHorseTrope difficult to take seriously now]].

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* DeaderThanDisco: Went In the span of 10 years, It went from a red hot new franchise that was predicted to stone cold dead within a decade. become the next ''Franchise/StarWars'', to stone-cold dead. While the first movie is still considered a sci-fi classic, the divisive reception to the sequels and tie-in media, along with the [[FollowTheLeader army of imitators]] the films spawned spawned, made the public tire quickly of the films and their stylistic elements. Even The films were parodied so often that even jokes about the Matrix tend to be are usually met with scorn today, scorn, and tropes it helped to popularize, like BulletTime, are [[DeadHorseTrope difficult to take seriously now]].rarely taken seriously]].
26th May '16 5:40:32 AM Silverblade2
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* GodModeSue: Neo in the sequels. Most of the drama comes from him [[DeusExitMachina not being around to save the day]]. The Watchowskis did try to avert this ("Only human" is basically [[PhraseCatcher Neo's enemies' catchphrase]]), but he's still very, very powerful. Eventually becomes BlessedWithSuck when he realizes what the real purpose of the "One" was. His destiny is to perpetuate the thing he wants to destroy. That may be the definition of meta-suckage.
** Agent Smith is also ridiculously god-like, especially in the sequels.



* FountainOfMemes:

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* FountainOfMemes:GenreTurningPoint: Western cinema has been lambasted for usually having terrible fight choreography compared to Asian cinema. This was the film where those fight choreographers from Asia got to show what they do in in Western cinema and a new standard for film fights in the West was born.
* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/KeanuReeves's performance in the first film is leagues ahead of what most people consider his standard performance in movies.
* ItWasHisSled: Though it's answered early on in the movie itself, "What is the Matrix?" is the DrivingQuestion at the start, as well as for the movie itself before its release. Now it's difficult to find anyone who ''doesn't'' already know what the Matrix is.
** As a bit of history, though the "we're actually living in a simulation" idea had been trod in science fiction before TheReveal coming so soon in the film (plus people assuming The Matrix would be some sort of kung fu magic power, judging by the trailers), made it a well-received twist when it came out.
* MemeticMutation:



* GenreTurningPoint: Western cinema has been lambasted for usually having terrible fight choreography compared to Asian cinema. This was the film where those fight choreographers from Asia got to show what they do in in Western cinema and a new standard for film fights in the West was born.
* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/KeanuReeves's performance in the first film is leagues ahead of what most people consider his standard performance in movies.
* ItWasHisSled: Though it's answered early on in the movie itself, "What is the Matrix?" is the DrivingQuestion at the start, as well as for the movie itself before its release. Now it's difficult to find anyone who ''doesn't'' already know what the Matrix is.
** As a bit of history, though the "we're actually living in a simulation" idea had been trod in science fiction before TheReveal coming so soon in the film (plus people assuming The Matrix would be some sort of kung fu magic power, judging by the trailers), made it a well-received twist when it came out.
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