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Film Analysis: The Matrix

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Soon after, Neo the hacker, is questioning the truth of this entire world, which is seemed to be normal. And, he meets Trinity, an other hacker. The leader of the Nebuchadnezzar, Morpheus tells him the actual real world is controlled by a computer artificial intelligence system called “The Matrix”, humans are only like animals raised by them without any freedom and thoughts. And, Neo is the only savior who can rescue the humans. However, the road to salvation can never be smoothed, so where will the actual real world be? Will Neo be strong enough to start a war fighting for the humans? Is Neo the only hope of all humanity? This is the empire of the hackers, the source and code welcome ...view middle of the document...

A prison for your mind.” However, people in this 'virtual' world do have their sense of smell, touch or taste. They just never really use them . What “The Matrix” is trying to communicate is that the human mind is already blind, they can just accept the electrical signals give out by the computers of the matrix. Therefore, they never have the chance to feel the sense of smell, touch and taste. And as what Smith the agent says in this film, “human beings define their reality through suffering and misery.” So what is real? How can we define the reality? If we are just referring to touch, taste, smell or vision, they are just what our brain help us to interpret a bunch of electrical signals only.
On the other hand, the Zion, which is set in 2199, is the last human city on this planet after the war between machines and humans. It exists four kilometers under the Earth's surface and is above the Earth's mantle, it is basically an underground human city. In the Zion, humans are all 'wake up', they realize the truth of the 'virtual world', and they believe Neo is the new savior of humans according to the ancient prophecy. Now coming to the matrix, it is a virtual reality system cheating on people's senses and avoiding them to discover this truth. When Neo meets the oracle in the matrix, he sees a young boy bending a spoon by just looking at it. The young monk tells him: “Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.” “There is no spoon.” From here, we can understand that the spoon will change according to Neo's mind. The spoon itself does not exist, it is just our mind are altering. This explains to Neo that what we see in our eyes is not the real reality that we trust, sometimes it is just a virtual illusion transferring to our mind. This scene is connecting with the continuous scenes later on. If the spoon isn't existing, then the bullet for sure isn't existing, which means if you can let go the wild fantasy and the unwarranted stubbornness you can let go the spoon and the bullet as well, they can just be change according to your mind. Therefore, this explains why Neo does not need to hide from the bullet when he is fighting.

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