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 Production Team on May 22 2015
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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.
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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.
editor in Information on April 17 2015
Sleeping is also used as a way to escape from the real world and its problems. In the first movie, Cypher wanted to “sleep permanently” and go back to the Matrix because he couldn’t handle the truth. Neo passed out when he found out what the Matrix is, and he asked Morpheus if he could return to the Matrix.
In Greek Mythology, Morpheus is also the god of dreams.
Chino in Matrix Plot on April 10 2015
Zion is the last human city on Earth after a nuclear war between humankind and sentient Machines, which generally dominated the world. After the attack of the United Nations on the newly established Zero One’s Machine Civilization, a nuclear war began between the humans and machines to control the Earth. The humans and the leaders knew that the machines had higher chances of winning over them, thus began to build an underground city built to preserve solely the human race. The war ended in the machines’ favor. The people were forced to survive on their newly claimed territory. This became ultimately uninhabitable by the humans. And the survivors were captured and put into bioelectric cell holdings and practically wired to the matrix to keep them at bay. Amazingly, 23 people were freed by a mysterious figure known as “The One”. He helped continue to build the city and manages to operate it partially harnessing the power of geothermal energy. He initiated the drive to finish the city and fight the machines whether inside or outside of the matrix. The one died and soon after, the humans wages war to free the matrix’ population from their cyber prison.
Chino in Trivia on April 3 2015
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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editor in Trivia on March 20 2015
The Matrix movie received Oscar Awards on the following areas:
a.) Film Editing
The Matrix also became the first ever movie that received the Academy Awards for Visual Effects against the Star Wars series (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace). It won the 1999 Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film and Best Direction. Moreover, it had received awards for Best Sound and Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects. Other than that, it had also been nominated for an award in the following categories: