A 1999 film in which most humans live in the "Matrix", a shared virtual reality created and maintained by sentient machines in order to aid in the use of live human bodies as a power source. The franchise includes two sequels (Reloaded and Revolutions), an animated prequel/sequel (The Animatrix), ...

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Agent Smith's behavior

Why does agent Smith seemingly behave differently than the other agents in movie one? They seem totally cold and algorithmic in their behaviors, whereas Smith seems to combine this behavior with a ...
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Self-cutting in the Matrix II & III

In the Matrix part II and the beginning of part III the crew member who was infected by Agent Smith cut himself. The female crew member in part III who brought Trinity food told her the same and ...
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The Second Renaissance: why would humans trade with the machines after they attempted to destroy them?

In the chapter The Second Renaissance Part I of the series The Animatrix, the humans first engage in widespread genocide of the sentient machines due to a machine (B1-66ER) killing its owner in self-...
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Which is the first scene in “Matrix” where the brand “Nokia” appears?

Which is the first scene in "Matrix" where the brand "Nokia" appears? It also appears in the scene in Metacortex Bulding, where Neo/Thomas Anderson works.
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How many questions did Neo ask in The Matrix?

In the movie The Matrix the character Neo asks a lot of questions to other people. How many did he ask?
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Background music when Neo fights Agent Smith in Matrix Revolutions? [duplicate]

Why is "OM Asatoma sadgamaya" played when Neo fights Agent Smith in Matrix Revolutions
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Why is The Matrix tinted green?

It's very noticeable that the world of The Matrix is tinted green, whereas scenes that occur outside of The Matrix have a much more realistic tone. Why was a green filter chosen to portray The Matrix?...
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Name of the art style in The Matrix

I am always fascinated by the art style of the scenes in and around the derelict houses in the Matrix movies. I know that in the computer game Kingpin, the surroundings look similar. Is there a name ...
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What style of chair are Morpheus and Neo using?

What is the name/style of the pair of chairs with armrests that are used by Morpheus and Neo in the scene of the red and blue pills? What type of chairs are they?
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Navras lyrics and their meaning [duplicate]

Since this question has been marked as a possible duplicate: I know there is [another question] having to do with the Sanskrit lyrics from the Matrix. However, the other question is about the ...
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How did Trinity know that Choi would invite Neo to the club? [duplicate]

Related to How did Trinity know that Neo would see a white rabbit (to follow)?, how did she know that Choi (boyfriend of Du Jour, the girl with the tattoo) would invite Neo to the club? ...
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How did Trinity know that Neo would see a white rabbit (to follow)?

Trinity tells Neo (via his computer) to "Follow the White Rabbit" A few minutes later, Neo is invited to a club and although he initially refuses, he changes his mind when he sees that one of ...
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What are VDT's?

VDTs are mentioned a couple of times in The Matrix Revolutions, both times in connection with self-harming, both times in connection with Bane: Maggie: The Captain has some questions for him. He ...
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Why bother asking Neo to make his choice if the Architect already knew Neo's choice?

When the Architect asked Neo to make his choice one of the TV screens revealed that Trinity had been shot by the agent. However, the movie indicated that she was shot after Neo opened the door on his ...
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Would only those 1% of all test subjects in the Matrix choose the red pill offered by the Zion Resistance?

Can I infer from the Architect's speech that those who would choose the red pill offered by the Zion Resistance will be solely from the 1% of all test subjects? The rest 99% would choose the blue pill?...
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Where in the Matrix trilogy does Smith say dialogue about the “meaning of existence” being “death”?

I very specifically recall when watching 'The Matrix Revolutions', Agent Smith (in the final fight) said something akin to "all the wars, philosophies, ... are to justify the utter ...
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Why couldn't Neo command all the Machines to self destruct?

Neo was shown to have some powers in the real world. Couldn't he have destroyed all the machines (like he destroyed the sentinels) and hence left Zion intact? Or was he just was not sufficiently ...
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Did “The Machine Stops” inspire “The Matrix”?

Somewhat surprisingly, E. M. Forster, the author of A Passage to India, wrote a science fiction short story, The Machine Stops, that was published in 1909. Many works, both fiction and non-fiction, ...
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Why didn't the humans in the Animatrix take out the Machines earlier?

In the Animatrix, we see that the humans end up bombing 01 - the Machine City. Why wouldn't they just make a direct assault on the Machine City with troops, tanks, etc etc? This would have been far ...
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What happened to the humans who sided with the Machines before the Machine War?

The Animatrix short The Second Renaissance chronicles the events from the creation of strong AI through to the defeat and enslavement of humanity. What I'm interested in is the period from B1-66ER's "...
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How did the Oracle know in advance the fate of the Vigilant and the exact timing of it being destroyed?

Did the Oracle know in advance that Persephone would betray her husband to hand over the Keymaker and that the Vigilant would be destroyed just when Neo went inside the portal? In Enter the Matrix, ...
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How does the red pill work? [duplicate]

When Neo takes the red pill all kinds of things start to happen. In the matrix the mirror turns into 'The Blob' and smothers his body, in the real world he claws his way through his pod membrane, a ...
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Is Smith really an exile?

After reading lots of analyses on the Matrix, I began to doubt the explanation that Smith is an exile. During his take-over of the Oracle, we could see his code is no different from other normal ...
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Why couldn't the Merovingian have predicted his wife's betrayal?

Since the Merovingian had precognitive abilities similar to the Oracle's, why couldn't he have predicted his wife would betray him? I think he had the power of mind (code) reading, just like the ...
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Why did the captains and their crew from lots of other hovercrafts disregard Neo's supernatural ability in the Matrix?

Why did the captains and their crew from lots of other hovercrafts disregard Neo's supernatural ability in the Matrix? I think they must have noticed what Neo did in the Matrix. They didn't seem ...
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When does Neo understand his choice?

The Oracle to Neo: "Because you didn't come here to make the choice. You already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it." Neo: Are you saying I have to choose whether ...
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Did the Oracle's manipulation extend to so many miraculous incidents in the real world?

As a powerful program linking to the source, the Oracle knows everything that happens in the Matrix, except for the outcome brought about on irrational choices. She is trying to keep her gambit going ...
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Did the Oracle's pats prevent Smith from copying himself over Neo?

Before the Burly Brawl, the Oracle put on a black glove and patted Neo reassuringly. That was also where Smith later penetrated into Neo's body and tried to copy over him. However, Neo was able to ...
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Did Smith kill every person in the Matrix?

We (Neo) are informed by Morpheus that if you die in the Matrix, you die in the real world. "The body cannot live without the mind." When Smith absorbed/overwrote every living thing on Earth in his ...
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How was the virus Smith able to get back into the Matrix without the Trainman's help?

How was the virus Smith able to get back into the Matrix without the Trainman's help? After Neo destroyed him, Smith resurrected and got back in the Matrix Reload. But how? I think he would have ...
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What makes the Architect think Neo's choice would lead to human extinction?

As Agent Smith said in The Matrix: Did you know that the first Matrix... was designed to be a perfect human world where none suffered... where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No ...
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Did Neo's five predecessors have to go through death and resurrection to become the One?

Did Neo's five predecessors have to go through death and resurrection to become the One? I cannot imagine any other ways for them to become the One. If so, I don't think they need a kiss for their ...
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Why would Smith want to get inside Zion and get free?

During his private interrogation with Morpheus, Smith reveals to him that Zion is going to be destroyed, so there will be no need for him to be in the Matrix. But why would he want to get inside ...
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How long would a Matrix iteration cycle last? [duplicate]

How long would a Matrix iteration cycle last? I mean the time frame from a reboot to the next.
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What happens to the Matrix if Neo takes the blue pill?

If Neo defies his fate and refuses to be removed from the Matrix (by taking the blue pill) what happens next? Would another "The One" get selected by The Architect or The Oracle and is there ...
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Did the Architect manipulate Neo's choice?

Wouldn't it have been easier for the Architect to order the agents to stand down? Then Neo would have faced exactly the same choice problem as his predecessors. He would have probably made the choice ...
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What would be the choice given to Neo's five predecessors when they were in the Architect's room?

What would be the choice given to Neo's five predecessors when they were in the Architect's room? I don't think that would be one between saving their lovers and saving the whole human species.
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What does the language the Agents use sound/look like?

When Agent Smith, or another goon of the agents, uses his earpiece and then begins to tap into a "blue-pill" human, taking over his entity, what language are they hearing? They're sentient programs, ...
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Are animals in the matrix real or programs? [duplicate]

There are animals in the matrix. Does this mean that real animals are hooked up to the machine and give it energy and exist in the matrix? Or every time there is an animal seen in the matrix, it's ...
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What would have happened if Agent Smith wasn't around?

In the Matrix trilogy, Agent Smith multiplies out of control as Neo meets with the Architect. The Architect tells Neo that if he exits out of one door, humanity will be destroyed. Neo exited that door....
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Why don't the hovercrafts have weapons against the Sentinels?

I'm watching the Matrix again, and I'm at the point where Sentinels are attacking the Nebuchadnezzar. They're preparing to use the EMP, and they've stated before that it's their only weapon, but why? ...
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Why didn’t the machines foresee the power of Smith?

Through various readings and viewings of the Matrix trilogy, I am finally able to understand all of it, I believe...except for one thing. Why didn’t the machines foresee that Neo’s destruction of ...
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What happens to a person after they die in the Matrix?

Machines keep humans in the Matrix as they are a source of energy. Why did they make it so that when a human is hurt in the Matrix, they're bodies hurt themselves in real life (in the tank)? If a ...
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Where do the freeways in Matrix Reloaded go?

One of the things that The Matrix Reloaded  is famous for is the freeway chase scene: My understanding is that the world within the Matrix is organized into a single, massive civic and ...
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How many Matrixes were there?

In this scene of The Matrix Agent Smith tells Morpheus that there were multiple Matrixes, the first one being "perfect". There is reference to this throughout the ...
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Is there any non-human organic life still alive by the time of the events of 'The Matrix'? [duplicate]

We are told in The Matrix by Morpheus that humanity had blocked sunlight in the hope that it would prevent the Machines from recharging. At the same time though, almost all life depends on sunlight, ...
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What is the first hint that there was more than one Neo?

What is the first hint that we get in the Matrix series that Neo wasn't the only One? My gut instinct is in the Chateau scene, when The Merovingian says these two lines: Your predecessors had ...
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Life is a simulacrum for piloting crafts to fight against an enemy

I read all the philosophy papers posted on thematrix.com back in the early 21st century. They featured about 10 of them and each was relevant to the movie and its theme. One mentioned a life of ...
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If in the Matrix the characters could do whatever they want, could they be someone else?

If in the Matrix the characters could do whatever they want, have different clothes, and hair and all the look was different, could they be someone else? Could they have the aspect of an agent, for ...
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Do we know how the Matrix started?

I remember the movie mentioning that they tried some other Matrix setups before they went with 1990. What I can't imagine is what day one was like. They took a bunch of humans, maybe making babies, ...