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The Matrix Trilogy

Film and Literary References

Philosophical Influences

Faiths and Religions

Film and literature buffs have identified countless film references in the Matrix trilogy. Some of these are mere in-jokes for fans of certain film genres, such as sci-fi or anime, but others are more significant. A small sampling of the most obvious film references includes 2001 , The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Alien, Men in Black, The Terminator films, and The Truman Show. Some of the most apparent literary references include George Orwell’s 1984 , Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, William Gibson’s Neuromancer, and Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception. The film employs Alice in Wonderland explicitly to help set the plot in motion with the White Rabbit.

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First movie when Neo is pulled from the matrix

by angela_sasser1, April 15, 2014

A machine didn't "drill a hole in his head" the machine unscrewed a cable that connected him to the matrix from a socket that had already been installed in his neck.

summary of movie choice

by Bombimbly, May 12, 2014

he red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill).

The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, derive from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the movie, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to remain in the fabricated reality of the Matrix, therefore living the "illusion of ignorance", while the red pi... Read more

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