R | | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
The actors and actresses of the film were required to be able to understand and explain The Matrix. Simulacra and Simulation was required reading for most of the principal cast and crew. Keanu Reeves stated that the Wachowskis had him read Simulacra and Simulation, Out of Control, and Evolutionary Psychology even before they opened up the script, and eventually he was able to explain all the philosophical nuances involved. Carrie-Anne Moss commented that she had difficulty with this process.
Trinity: Is everything in place?
Cypher: You weren't supposed to relieve me.
Trinity: I know, but I felt like taking a shift.
Cypher: You like him, don't you? You like watching him.
Trinity: Don't be ridiculous.
Cypher: We're gonna kill him. You understand that?
Trinity: Morpheus believes he is the one...
In the jump program, Neo falls off the building head first, but when he hits the ground he lands completely on his front side.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is green on a gray sky, and the opening Village Roadshow logo is green.
In the German version of The Matrix, there is an alternate dialog of the scene on the roof with the agent: After the agent said "only Human", Trinity says "only an agent" instead of "dodge this".
$27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999)