History YMMV / TheMatrix

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.
13th Nov '15 11:48:25 AM kchishol
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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.
12th Nov '15 8:16:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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natter and misuse
*** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory For one thing, the food would be better]]. ** There are actually serious theories on how [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulated_reality there's a better chance our reality IS simulated than isn't.]]
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*** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory For one thing, the food would be better]]. ** There are actually serious theories on how [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulated_reality there's a better chance our reality IS simulated than isn't.]]

* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: "We do not know who was the first fan to decode the symbolism in the first movie..."

** Well there are a few scenes hinting at it on Trinity's part, they're just not very obvious. ** Weirdly enough, the sequels actually did a better job with this subplot than the original film.
26th Oct '15 12:23:56 AM fmpro
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Excuse me. One look at that sub reddit shows not all are misogynists . And what does transgender have to do with anything?
** 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 house. ** The term "Redpill" has been adopted by the more virulent and misogynist sections of the Men's Rights movement, to the point where it's the name of one of their biggest sub-Reddits. Their justification is that they have taken the red pill and "woken up" to "how the world really is" (i.e. they rant about [[StrawFeminist commie feminists secretly plotting to feminize everything]]). The irony of them naming themselves after a series partly made by a transwoman and featuring noted socialist Cornel West cameoing as a member of the council of Zion is, notably, entirely lost on them.
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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 house. ** The term "Redpill" has been adopted by the more virulent and misogynist sections of the Men's Rights movement, to the point where it's the name of one of their biggest sub-Reddits. Their justification is that they have taken the red pill and "woken up" to "how the world really is" (i.e. they rant about [[StrawFeminist commie feminists secretly plotting to feminize everything]]). The irony of them naming themselves after a series partly made by a transwoman and featuring noted socialist Cornel West cameoing as a member of the council of Zion is, notably, entirely lost on them.
23rd Oct '15 9:53:35 PM WarriorsGate
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** The term "Redpill" has been adopted by the more virulent and misogynist sections of the Men's Rights movement, to the point where it's the name of one of their biggest sub-Reddits. Their justification is that they have taken the red pill and "woken up" to "how the world really is" (i.e. they rant about [[StrawFeminist commie feminists secretly plotting to feminize everything]]). The irony of them naming themselves after a series partly made by a transwoman and featuring noted socialist Cornel West cameoing as a member of the council of Zion is, notably, entirely lost on them.
3rd Oct '15 6:35:34 AM MechWarrior
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* AwesomeMusic: Both Don Davis's compositions and the licensed tracks in this series are amazing.
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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Both Don Davis's compositions and the licensed tracks in this series are amazing.

* GodModeSue: Neo in the sequels. Most of the drama comes from him [[BreakTheGameBreaker 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.
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* GodModeSue: Neo in the sequels. Most of the drama comes from him [[BreakTheGameBreaker [[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.

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

** The idea of The Matrix as well, being a modern/SciFi update of Descartes's Demon, [[PlatonicCave The Allegory of The Cave]], Vedic notions of Maya, '''et cetera'''. Which had been a stapple of sci-fi for decades, including the movie ''Film/DarkCity'', which came out just before The Matrix.
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** The idea of The Matrix as well, being a modern/SciFi update of Descartes's Demon, [[PlatonicCave The Allegory of The Cave]], Vedic notions of Maya, '''et cetera'''. Which had been a stapple staple of sci-fi for decades, including the movie ''Film/DarkCity'', which came out just before The Matrix.

*** [[TheBigBangTheory For one thing, the food would be better]].
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*** [[TheBigBangTheory [[Series/TheBigBangTheory For one thing, the food would be better]].

* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: "He is the One."

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

* RetroactiveRecognition: These days, the other two agents in the first film are likely to be recognised as [[Series/{{Farscape}} Stark]] and Series/{{Longmire}}.
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* RetroactiveRecognition: These days, the other two agents in the first film are likely to be recognised recognized as [[Series/{{Farscape}} Stark]] and Series/{{Longmire}}.

* 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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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: 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.
26th Jul '15 4:38:12 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A common theory was that the "real world" Neo and the other blue pills awoke to was a secondary Matrix built as a failsafe in case anyone in the "inner Matrix" broke out, so that the Machines would have two layers of control and security. Despite explaining numerous potential plot holes and providing a lot of FridgeBrilliance, this theory was ultimately proven untrue.
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A common theory was that the "real world" Neo and the other blue pills redpills awoke to was a secondary Matrix built as a failsafe in case anyone in the "inner Matrix" broke out, so that the Machines would have two layers of control and security. Despite explaining numerous potential plot holes and providing a lot of FridgeBrilliance, this theory was ultimately proven untrue.
10th Jul '15 8:38:14 AM DiabolicCade
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** AgentSmith is ridiculously god-like, especially in the sequels.
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** AgentSmith Agent Smith is also ridiculously god-like, especially in the sequels.
10th Jul '15 8:31:51 AM DiabolicCade
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* EvilIsCool: the Sentimentals
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* EvilIsCool: the SentimentalsSentinels
10th Jul '15 8:23:14 AM DiabolicCade
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* EvilIsCool: Agent Smith.
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* EvilIsCool: Agent Smith.the Sentimentals

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* EvilIsCool: Agent Smith.** AgentSmith is ridiculously god-like, especially in the sequels.
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