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.
Many Hollywood studio execs passed on this project claiming 'virtual reality sci-fi was bad business', citing the failure of previous movies like Johnny Nmemonic as examples.
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...
Morpheus tells Neo that, for all their powers, Agents are still bound by the Matrix's physical rules, even though Agents break those same rules throughout the film. However, Morpheus also explains that some of the rules of the Matrix, like any computer program, can be bent or broken. Since Agents are acting as programs within the Matrix they are clearly authorized to "bend" some of the rules. Morpheus means that once Neo reaches his full potential as "the one", he will not be restricted to bending or breaking the rules, but will be able to make up his own rules.
There are no opening credits beyond the production logos and the title.
$27,788,331 (USA) (4 April 1999)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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