In The Matrix Revolutions at approx 67 minutes into the film, there is a battle against the Zion dock and the Sentinels attacking. The Sentinels get torn to shreds before they can touch the dock building, however after a while they get sufficient numbers and momentum in their forces to push forward and rush closer to the building. However, instead of taking the building immediately, they form into a meandering snake-like formation away from the building, and then curve back toward it to attack.

Is this some kind of battle strategy? Is it to divide the defending dock's firepower amongst a larger enemy body? Or perhaps is it some kind of Biblical imagery, they are going for of the enemy acting as one giant snake-like force?

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    Most likely the Rule of Cool (TVTropes link) Aug 17, 2019 at 9:06
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    Because they tried it the other way before and it was less efficient
    – Valorum
    Aug 17, 2019 at 9:25


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