Matrix: 14 scenes that deserve a freeze frame

Matrix: 14 scenes that deserve a freeze frame

A biblical reference, an old TV series, a London adventure for Morpheus … Find out when to press pause while watching the “Matrix” trilogy.

Matrix, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions … While waiting for a fourth part scheduled for December 15, next, return to the famous trilogy produced by Lana and Lilly Wachowski between 1999 and 2003. Between references, easter eggs and small hidden details, discover exactly when you need to press the “pause” button on your remote control.

In “Matrix” …

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At what point in the film: (At 00:48 and at 02:07:59) When Trinity makes a call, in the first minute of the feature film, imitated by Neo, in the very last scene.

What not to miss: The dates on which the two calls were made: February 19, 1998 for the first, and September 19, 1999 for the second. It can therefore be concluded that 19 months elapsed between the start and the end of Matrix.

In “Matrix” …

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At what point in the film: (At 06:42) When Neo, asleep in front of his computer, lets the pages scroll on his screen.

What not to miss: An article whose title (“Morpheus escapes police at Heathrow Airport”) lets us imagine an additional adventure for the character played by Laurence Fishburne. Will we one day have the opportunity to attend this chase at London airport?

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At what point in the film: (At 08:08) When Neo opens the door of his apartment to supply his clients.

What not to miss: The apartment number (101) is both a nod to the character’s surname (since Neo is the anagram of the word “one”) and a reference to the science fiction classic 1984 signed by George Orwell, in which room 101 is used to psychologically torture opponents of the system.

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At what point in the film: (At 5:41 PM) When Neo is questioned by Agent Smith.

What not to miss: The character’s mother’s name, who the record says is Michelle McGahey. It is actually a little nod to the artistic director of the film, who bears the same name.

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At what point in the film: (At 6:21 PM) When Neo is questioned by Agent Smith.

What not to miss: In the same file, a copy of Neo’s passport tells us that he was “born” on March 11, 1971 (and that he is therefore 27 years old in the film), but also that the document expires … on September 11 . Information that has also fueled some conspiracy theories among fans.

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At what point in the film: (At 38:09) When Neo visits the Nebuchadnezzar and meets his crew.

What not to miss: A metal plate, which indicates the name and model of the vessel. The inscription “Mark III No. 11” can also be taken as a biblical reference to Mark 3, verse 11: “The unclean spirits, when they saw him, bowed down to him, and cried out, You are the Son of God.”

In “Matrix” …

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At what point in the film: (At 57:39) During Neo’s training, when Morpheus explains to him what “agents” are.

What not to miss: Several couples of real twins, hired by the Wachowski to shoot this precise sequence, and give the impression that the characters have been duplicated by the computer program.

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At what point in the film: (At 02:00:35) At the end, when Neo is chased by the agents and crosses several apartments.

What not to miss: A switched on television set, on which an episode of The Prisoner is broadcast. In this British series broadcast in the late 60s, the hero played by Patrick McGoohan tried (like Neo), to escape his reality and a strange dystopian society.

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At what point in the film: (At 01:44 and at 02:02:38) In the introductory scene, then at the end, when Neo is being chased by the agents.

What not to miss: The last apartment the character takes refuge in is number 303, exactly like the one Trinity was in at the start of the film. So here we are back to our starting point!

In “Matrix Reloaded” …

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At what point in the film: (At 07:32) At first, when the agents arrive to try to surprise Neo and his allies.

What not to miss: Another biblical reference, which can be seen on the license plate of their car (IS5416). A code which indeed corresponds to Isaiah 54, verse 16: Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows coal in the fire, and who makes a weapon by his work. But I also created the destroyer to shatter it. ” A quote which indirectly alludes to the great villain of the film since in English, “blacksmith” is “smith”.

In “Matrix Reloaded” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:03:23) When Neo, Trinity and Morpheus arrive at the Merovingian.

What not to miss: Again n ° 101, which this time corresponds to the floor of the building surveyed by the characters, and which is therefore a reference to the classic of George orwell, 1984.

In “Matrix Revolutions” …

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At what point in the film: (At 07:40) In the beginning, when Neo is stuck in “limbo”, an intermediate program, between the Matrix and the real world.

What not to miss: The name of the metro station in which the character is trapped (MOBIL) is actually the anagram of the word “limbo”, which is called “limbo” in English.

In “Matrix Revolutions” …

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At what point in the film: (At 15:55) When Trinity, Morpheus and Seraphim visit the Merovingian in an attempt to free Neo.

What not to miss: The last letter of the word “HELP” having been erased, this little elevator trip turns into a real descent into hell for the characters.

In “Matrix Revolutions” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:58:08) In the very last scene, when the Oracle speaks to the Architect after Neo’s victory over the Machines.

What not to miss: A small plaque attached to the bench, right next to the Oracle. Difficult to see it with the naked eye, but you can read the inscription: “In memory of Thomas Anderson”.

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