Eyes are said to be the window of the soul, and often reveals what lies in a person’s heart and mind. Open eyes symbolize perception, truth, and knowledge, whereas closed eyes stand for innocence, ignorance, and denial. Thus, when the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar enter the Matrix wearing sunglasses, this also represents sleeping while being in the Matrix. When the crew gets plugged into the Matrix they close their eyes, and their eyes are covered by sunglasses while in the Matrix. Notice how the “good guys” (Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, and the rest of the crew) wear oval-shaped sunglasses while the agents and Cypher wore rectangular shaped frames.
editor in Information on June 26 2015
Chino in Trivia on June 19 2015
â€¢ During the combat training before Keanu Reeves starts with his fight attacks on Morpheus, he made a similar mannerism of Bruce Lee where he rubs his nose with his thumb and finger. He did this before he attacks his opponents. Keannu Reeves improvised the popular move.
Victoria in Random Thoughts on June 12 2015
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path” Morpheus
There are just so many quotes a person can get from this movie that go beyond the movie. It is amazing. Take a look at the quote in this post and see how applicable it is to today’s life. In the Philippines, elections for new senators, congressmen and women, councilors, mayors and governors has just concluded and the sentiment is that the people who were projected as winning, did win, for the good or not of the country. The current government is one that is trying to get rid of corruption so people globally are looking to see how this effort is progressing. It is too early to see but, in this case, the Matrix quote certainly applies. There are a lot of promising public servants gearing up to join the political fray. It is the fervent hope that they see and walk the path that is not corrupt.
editor in Information on June 5 2015
Light also symbolizes wisdom and truth. It also symbolizes divine energy and spiritual power, like when Neo dove into the agent and exploded into a ball of light.
In the Matrix, most of the light appears as shadows or beams that penetrate through the darkness, like flashlights or trucklights, which symbolizes truth trying to pierce through a false world and good fighting to overcome evil.
Chino in Production Team on May 29 2015
Did you know that the rooftop set that was used on the scene where Trinity escaped from Agent Jones early in the film was actually a left over from the production of Dark City? It has been remarked due to the similarities in the theme of the films.
One filmed scene and some short pieces of actions were not included in the final cut and were never published.
The Wachowski Brothers wanted to make sure that all involved in the production understood the thematic background of the movie.
The Principal cast and crew were required to read the book Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard, a French Philosopher.
Chino in Production Team on May 22 2015
Warner Bros. Studios and Australian Village Roadshow Pictures co-produced The Matrix. The scenes were filmed at the Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia and in the city itself. If you happen to notice, popular landmarks were excluded to be able to maintain the setting of a generic American City. On the other hand, tourism spots such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, AWA Tower, Martin Place and Commonwealth Bank Branches are visible in some shots. The Subtle nods were included to Chicago, Illinois, the home city of the directors, through place names, city maps, and a subtly placed picture of the Sears Tower.
Chino in Random Thoughts on May 15 2015
The film may have been fictional but the reality is that the beginnings of a Matrix like world where technology has turned against us, it’s creators is already in play. Much like the plot of the Terminator series of films, the Internet has begun to form the likes of the global defense network that went hay-wire causing havoc and turning the machines against its creators and masters. Such is the fear of some people of technology which has led to motion pictures on the same path, to show that we can only go so far and that there should be a limit to what we can do and change should we have the capability to do so. The internet is the ever-present beginnings of a neural net which connects all computers of this earth and the newly introduced cloud is the beginnings of the true matrix, where all information is located and stored for use by others, and if indeed we do get around to creating artificial intelligence that becomes better than us then the future may have been written.
editor in Information on May 8 2015
editor in Trivia on May 1 2015
The ancient mythology regarding Persephone is similar to Neoâ€™s taking of red pills. The fact that Persephone, a beautiful daughter of two gods, agreed to be together with a god of evil Hades means that she had taken a risk of living in darkness with a man all her life. The only escape that her mother Demeter had given her was the temporary freedom from darkness.
Neo becomes no different from this ancient character for he takes the red pills without ceasing although he knew that it wonâ€™t bring about any good to him. Like Persephone, he had been drawn to darkness and he can only escape from the addiction temporarily.
Chino in Trivia on April 24 2015
â€¢ Actor/Rap star Will Smith admitted in an interview with Wired Magazine that he was not smart enough as an actor when he turned down the offer to play the role of Neo.
â€¢ From October 1997 to March 1998, the main actors spent four months to familiarize themselves and study martial arts with experts to learn the fight moves. The actors actually though that it will only take them a few weeks. The training took place before the filming of the movie.