Matrix Reloaded Banned in Egypt

By in Trivia on October 29 2014

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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.

人類の最後の都市、ザイオン

By in Imp @ja on October 22 2014


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ザイオンは、全世界を巻き込んだ人類と機械の核戦争の後、地球上に最後に残された人類の都市です。 国連軍が建国されたばかりの機械の国、ゼロワンに総攻撃をかけた後、 人類と機械の間で 地球の支配権をかけた核戦争が勃発しました。 指導者たちも含むほとんどの人類は、勝ち残るのは機械側であることを予想していました。そのため、人類だけの都市を地下に作っておくことにしたのです。 そして、戦争は機械側の勝利に終わりました。 人類は強制的に、新しい領地に移り住まなくてはならなくなりました。 しかしそこは、人類の生存にとって非常に厳しい環境でした。 生き残った者たちは捕らえられ、バイオマシンに入れられてマトリックスに接続されました。二度と機械に刃向かえないようにされたのです。 ところが、23人の人間が「救世主」と呼ばれる謎の人物によって自由になります。 彼はザイオンの建設に協力し、地熱を利用したエネルギーを使って都市を運営していたのです。 彼はザイオンの完成に向けて人々を奮い立たせマトリックスの内外で機械との戦いを続けていました。 しかし、マトリックスの住人がそのサイバーな牢獄から脱出し機械との戦争に賭けるため立ち上がった直後、「救世主」は死亡します。

The Matrix Reloaded – City of Zion Part II

By in Information on October 15 2014

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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.

Who is the behind NEO?

By in Information, Production Team, Trivia 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. Reeve’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, “cool breeze over the mountain”. 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.

Interpreting Persephone in Matrix

By in Trivia on October 1 2014

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By: MJ

The ancient mythology regarding Persephone is similar to Neo’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 won’t bring about any good to him. Like Persephone, he had been drawn to darkness and he can only escape from the addiction temporarily.

Matrix Production Team Part II

By in Production Team on September 24 2014

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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.

Enter The Matrix

By in Information on September 17 2014

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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 you’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 Niobe’s car from The Matrix Reloaded, pilot the fastest hovercraft the Logos, visit the Oracle, hack into your computer, and battle Agents. The game isn’t merely set in the Matrix universe. Rather, it’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, they’re probably handling a mission in Enter the Matrix.

The Matrix Comics

By in Information on September 10 2014

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The Matrix Comics is a graphic novel collection of twelve online comics that were published on the official Matrix movie website. Although you can still read the comics on the Internet, the Wachowski brothers responded to the consumer demand for a printed hard copy. The twelve stories in the volume are selected from each of the comic series published online. Imagine having chosen the blue pill instead of the red and regretting this decision, or having to your life repeatedly rewound several years back while the robots try to get it right, or watch your art come alive and kill your patrons. These are some of the powerful storylines in the Matrix mythos that you can find in this volume.

Ancient Mythology and Matrix

By in Trivia on September 3 2014

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By: MJ

The Matrix Movie had been interpreted through the ancient mythology of Persephone. The myth is about a beautiful lady loved by everyone- Persephone. She was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Because of her beauty, even Hades had been captivated. Hades, then, asked consent from her parents but only Zeus agreed. Zeus took her to his “hell” and made her his queen despite of Demeter’s refusal.

Demeter went to get Persephone back from Hades and he agreed. But the problem was that the pomegranate seeds were already eaten by her. This caused a dilemma for them but both had agreed to take Persephone on different seasons instead. During winter, Hades is to stay with her. While in the summer, she is to be taken back to her mother.

Awards and Nominations

By in Trivia on August 27 2014

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By: MJ

The Matrix movie received Oscar Awards on the following areas:

a.) Film Editing
b.) Sound Effects Editing
c.) Visual Effects
d.) Sound

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:

a.) cinematography
b.) production design
c.) editing categories