History YMMV / TheMatrix

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.
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* 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.
4th May '16 4:42:15 PM Mullon
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* 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.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: "He is the One."
* 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:

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* 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.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: "He is the One."
* 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:
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.



* 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.

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Oscar.
4th May '16 4:40:48 PM Mullon
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* MemeticMutation: [[DullSurprise Whoa.]]
** Do you think this is a comment, that you're reading now?
** What if I told you this phrase would become a meme, [[BeamMeUpScotty even if I never said it?]]



** "Woah."

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** "Woah.""[[DullSurprise Whoa.]]"


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** Do you think this is a comment, that you're reading now?
4th May '16 2:42:48 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DeaderThanDisco: Zigzagged. The first movie is considered a sci-fi classic. The sequels, video games and extra media? Not so much.


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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]].
12th Mar '16 6:58:53 PM vifetoile
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** Believing that reality is somehow unreal is a common delusion, the Matrix just happens to fit a feeling that some people have always had ("''Film/TheTrumanShow'' delusion" immediately preceded it). Like a paranoid person believing that the government is bugging their

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** Believing that reality is somehow unreal is a common delusion, the Matrix just happens to fit a paranoid feeling that some people have always had ("''Film/TheTrumanShow'' delusion" immediately preceded it). Like a paranoid person believing that the government is bugging their
9th Mar '16 10:48:47 AM Terran117
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** In Internet culture, the red pill has become a meme linked with the men's rights movement and pick-up artists. Ir's also been co-opted by reactionaries who use it when educating people against liberalism and for their ideology. Ironically, the Wachowskis have come out as trans women, who red pillers tend to be against.

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** In Internet culture, the red pill has become a meme linked with the men's rights movement and pick-up artists. Ir's It's also been co-opted by reactionaries who use it when educating people against liberalism and for their ideology. Ironically, the Wachowskis have come out as trans women, who red pillers tend to be against.
9th Mar '16 10:48:23 AM Terran117
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** In Internet culture, the red pill has become a meme linked with the men's rights movement and pick-up artists.

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** In Internet culture, the red pill has become a meme linked with the men's rights movement and pick-up artists. Ir's also been co-opted by reactionaries who use it when educating people against liberalism and for their ideology. Ironically, the Wachowskis have come out as trans women, who red pillers tend to be against.
4th Mar '16 7:41:42 AM Nire
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** "I know kung-fu." [[note]][[SaturdayNightLive For the last time, no you don't!]][[/note]]
12th Feb '16 2:49:53 PM Grobi
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Heavily influenced by anime, religion and the western, the first film caused such a major shift in culture and SpecialEffects, with the proliferation of WireFu and BulletTime in action sequences that it was imitated constantly. The "bullet dodge" scene, in which Neo bends over backwards to avoid being hit by the Agent's shots, [[DeadHorseTrope has been parodied to death]], such that we don't realise (or remember) that it actually was cool for the time. Interestingly enough, it also suffered from OlderThanTheyThink when it premiered to a young audience who were not aware of the multitude of Eastern and literary influences in the movie (or ''Film/{{Blade}} doing BulletTime a year before). One major area the sequels suffered in was that they continued playing all this stuff like it was just as revolutionary, after the first film had inspired so many imitations.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Heavily influenced by anime, religion and the western, the first film caused such a major shift in culture and SpecialEffects, with the proliferation of WireFu and BulletTime in action sequences that it was imitated constantly. The "bullet dodge" scene, in which Neo bends over backwards to avoid being hit by the Agent's shots, [[DeadHorseTrope has been parodied to death]], such that we don't realise (or remember) that it actually was cool for the time. Interestingly enough, it also suffered from OlderThanTheyThink when it premiered to a young audience who were not aware of the multitude of Eastern and literary influences in the movie (or ''Film/{{Blade}} ''Film/{{Blade}}'' doing BulletTime a year before). One major area the sequels suffered in was that they continued playing all this stuff like it was just as revolutionary, after the first film had inspired so many imitations.
13th Jan '16 6:34:25 PM NightGaunt
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*DeaderThanDisco: Zigzagged. The first movie is considered a sci-fi classic. The sequels, video games and extra media? Not so much.
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