on November 20 2014
The Matrix movie had a lot of background influence from previous history, theories, religions, mythology, and the likes. Here are some of them as enumerated:
i.) Advaita Hinduism
j.) Yoga Vashishta Hinduism
k.) Sikhism and the Tarot
l.) Plato’s Allegory of the cave
m.) Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland
n.) RenÃ© Descartes’s evil genius
o.) Kant’s reflections on the Phenomenon versus the Ding an sich and the brain in a vat thought experiment
p.) Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation
q.) cyberpunk works such as Neuromancer by William Gibson
in Matrix Plot
on November 12 2014
When Neo agreed to join the team, he was trained to become a member of the group. A socket at the back of his skull allows knowledge to be uploaded into his mind. Through the connection, he learned martial arts disciplines and even demonstrates his fighting skills by sparring with Morpheus in the virtual reality that is somewhat similar to the Matrix. He impressed the group with his speed. In his future trainings, Neo was introduced to the dangers inside the Matrix. The injuries he suffered are like in the real world, which means that if he is killed inside the Matrix, his physical body will also die.
on November 5 2014
â€¢ The Part of Neo was originally offered to Ewan McGregor. Titanic Star Leonardo DiCaprio was also considered for the Matrix lead role.
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.
on October 29 2014
Did you know that The Matrix Reloaded was banned in Egypt?
Madkour Thabit, the head of the film censorship group in Egypt banned the movie from release in the country because of religious reasons. Though the committee claimed that the violence in the movie had a small impact on their judgement, the main reason for banning was the openly religious themes that permeate the plot. The statement released by the groups stated that Matrix Reloaded movie discussed the themes of “the creator and his creations, searching for the origin of creation and the issue of compulsion and free will.” The group felt that this was not a healthy line of thought for a religiously appropriate upbringing.
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on October 22 2014
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on October 15 2014
Along came King David. A direct ancestor of Jesus Christ, David was born around 1040BC and grew up as a simple shepherd. David defeated the massive Goliath as a boy, and the current king, Saul, grew jealous and tried many times to kill David. David avoided them all and, on Saul’s death, took the throne.
Looking for a base of operations, David spotted the fort of Zion. The Jebusite refused to allow him in, and David invaded the fort by sneaking into the sewer systems. Then as a city grew around the fort, that city was called the City of David. The fort was moved to another hill, and in time a temple was built on the original location. The name Zion then referred to the temple. It was in this temple that the Ark of the Covenant, which David guarded, was kept.
, Production Team
on October 8 2014
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Neo in real life is Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves is born on September 2, 1964 at Beirut, Lebanon. His parents are Patricia Taylor which is a costume stylish and an entertainer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. which is a geologist. Reeveâ€™s mother is pure English while his father is a Hawaiian-Chinese descent. Reeves is named after his uncle, Henry Keanu Reeves. Keanu is a Hawaiian word which means when translated into English, â€œcool breeze over the mountainâ€. Keanu began his career at nine years old by appearing on stage at a production of Damn Yankees, at 15 years old he started to play a big role like Mercution on a stage play Romeo and Juliet at Leah Posluns Theater. And on 1999 he played a big role in the trilogy action film of The matrix which solidified his place as an international superstar.
on October 1 2014
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.
in Production Team
on September 24 2014
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.
on September 17 2014
Enter the Matrix is the first licensed game based on The Matrix movie series and is an essential part of the plot of the overall Matrix story. As a player youâ€™ll get to enter the Matrix itself and experience the martial arts and gunplay, which is a trademark of the movie. Besides the hand to hand combat and gun fighting, you also get to drive Niobeâ€™s car from The Matrix Reloaded, pilot the fastest hovercraft the Logos, visit the Oracle, hack into your computer, and battle Agents. The game isnâ€™t merely set in the Matrix universe. Rather, itâ€™s a whole new aspect of the Matrix experience set in between the first and second installments in the trilogy. Whenever Niobe and Ghost go off the screen in The Matrix Reloaded, theyâ€™re probably handling a mission in Enter the Matrix.