R | | Action, Sci-Fi
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
There are eight hundred four visual effects shots, almost all of them containing some kind of a live-action element.
I got nothing, sir. No sign of Niobe or Ghost. Nothin' but blue pills.
As the Hammer is reaching the gate to Zion, the hovercraft's gravity pads (glowing pods) switch between being damaged and fully functional. In addition, all of the aft pads were damaged at one point and the hovercraft was seen dragging the tail end on the tunnel. However, once the ship reached the gate, all pads, including the damaged rear pads, were shown to be fully functional.
The giant robotic head is listed in the credits as "Deus ex machina" Meaning "a god from a machine." In Greek and Roman drama, deus ex machina referred to a god lowered by stage machinery to resolve a plot or extricate the protagonist from a difficult situation.
When the film was released in theaters, the waste disposal machine shown at the end had red eyes but on the DVD release the eyes were changed to green. The making of documentary on the DVD still shows the machine with red eyes, obviously the documentary used older footage.
$246,168 (Finland) (6 November 2003)