# The Matrix

1. Jan 31, 2005

### chound

I've never understood most of the English movies. Matrix lies in the top ten(The Sixth Sense leads it) of my ununderstandable movies. Can anyone explain to me the theme and story and idea of the Matrix movies?

2. Jan 31, 2005

### cronxeh

Do you want to know what it is, chound? It's that feeling you have had all your life. That feeling that something was wrong with the world. You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad, driving you to me. But what is it? The Matrix is everywhere, it's all around us, here even in this room. You can see it out your window, or on your television. You feel it when you go to work, or go to church or pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in PhysicsForums and I show you how deep the worm-hole goes.

3. Jan 31, 2005

### chound

You are confusing me. Is my computer a matrix? Are you all Matrices? Does matrix mean a dream?

4. Jan 31, 2005

### imabug

5. Jan 31, 2005

### matthyaouw

Don't worry, I don't think it made a huge amount of sense to anyone. Just watch the pretty special effects & wait til it's over.

6. Jan 31, 2005

### Clausius2

Matrix=the things are not like they look like. You're living inside a computer program, governed by machines, which are also governed by an architect.

The film is pretty interesting. But nobody knows the final secret. The Oracle said it to me some time ago. But do not reveal it. I will tell you for first time:

The architect is......Greg Bernhardt !!

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7. Jan 31, 2005

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Man make AI. Then man treat AI like sh**. AI pied off. Fight man. Man losing, AI winning. Man get bright...no, dark idea. AI need sunlight for energy so switch off sunlight. Man make sky black. AI more mad. AI kick butt anyway. Then AI use chemical reaction in man for energy. Make giant field where man be raised and energy from man harvested. But man die if have to live like cattle. And AI die if man die. So AI make man think everything hunky dory. AI make Matrix. Matrix like WalMart. Man in Matrix go numb with possibility. Now man be happy (or sad) and make lot of energy for AI. So AI happy.

Meanwhile some man escape during man-AI war and hide in bottom of dirty hole. This man know way to go in and out of WalMart...umm, Matrix. This man know that no rules in WalMart. Must not think flat-panel TV cost $2.99, must know ! One day in WalMart man find One-man buying flat-panel TV for$0.99. Man think : "This man the One." Rest of story about fuzzy economic - with jiujitsu - and omniprescent security guard-turned-shoplifter. In end, One-Man find only way out of problem : make deal with AI. "You close down WalMart; man give big money for flat-panel TV". AI happy. Man happy. One-Man become great martyr, like other famous great martyr. The End.

8. Jan 31, 2005

### Polly

Thank you Gokul, this post is a life saver.

9. Jan 31, 2005

### Kakarot

why didnt morpheus just say: "neo you are living in a computer generated world controlled by machines. humans power these machines in another *real* world and we must stop them" but instead he has to use all that metaphorical bull lol. its not that hard to understand

10. Jan 31, 2005

### matthyaouw

First film: Spent stressing and stressing how small the link between the matrix and the real world is, and how what is possible in the matrix is barely related to what is possible in the real world.
Second film: Sets up some interesting ideas, leaves a lot of unanswered questions and potential for specualation. Possibility of great film to follow, if written well.
Third film: Spends 3 hours Pissing all over the previous two.

11. Jan 31, 2005

### chound

So Neo is being controlled by "others". He needs to destroy those "others". What is that villain Smith(I think thats his name)doing there?

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12. Jan 31, 2005

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
It's Hollywood's version of Descarte.

13. Jan 31, 2005

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Smith is an agent.

An agent is a security program in the Matrix that keeps out intruders and is generally responsible for patrolling the Matrix - kind of like an antivirus program. Agents are capable of implanting their code onto any carrier program, such as those for humans. If you've only seen the first part, then Smith is an Agent till the end of the movie, when Neo "destroys" him. Near the end of the movie we learn that Smith has developed a bug, and is slowly getting corrupted.

14. Jan 31, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
The Matrix didn't make sense to me until I watched all three of them back to back.

15. Feb 1, 2005

### Chrono

You can use this.

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16. Feb 1, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

:rofl: Gokul, you're killing me! :rofl: But that is the story.

Chound, if you watch the Matrix (if it is in the uncut American version) the entire explanation is given, basically as Gokul explained, well except the part about Walmart and the flat-panel tv, that part I didn't know.

17. Feb 1, 2005

### franznietzsche

Personally, stick me in the matrix over walmart any day. Any day.

18. Feb 2, 2005

### Smurf

19. Feb 2, 2005

### chound

Gokul's explanation is the best!!!

20. Feb 2, 2005

### cepheid

Staff Emeritus
Seriously, what was so hard to understand about the first movie? Everything was explained, in the scene in which Morpheus and Neo go to that place that's just a white backdrop (the loading area), and he holds out a duracell copper-top battery and says: "this is what you were," or something. Then he gives Neo the whole history of how the machines became sentient and took over. It's all explained. Watch it again.

The end of the second movie. Now THAT was cryptic.