Thursday, November 20, 2003
A bugged phoneline...

This just recieved from the bugged phone line of the Wachowski brothers....Okay so this was found on It had me laughing in no time at all.

Andy! Great to hear from you again.
Has your brother gone into labor yet?

What do you want, Joel?
I told you we're not doing-

-a Matrix part 7. Yes, I know.
But we've talked to Keanu and he
swears he can drop 50 pounds and-

Dammit, Joel. Neo died in part 6.
AGAIN. It's the fourteenth time he's
died in the series. We showed his body
being burned and his ashes being shot
into the sun. We even had that
scene at the end where God himself came
down from Heaven and declared that Neo
and Trinity would never, ever, ever
return lest all of existance be unmade.

Oh, I'm glad you mentioned Trinity.
Carrie-Ann is close to signing-

Joel, I'm getting death threats from fans.

You're breaking up here, I'm almost out of
my service area. Quickly, we got Joe
Pantaliano's verbal agreement to do the film
in exchange for some food and a better box
to sleep in-

Joel, you do this, and I WILL KILL YOU.
Do you understand?

-and Warner wants this one PG-13.
It'll be tough, but I told them you
were my guys and you could do it.
So we're just gonna take out all
of the fight scenes, it's perfect.
It's better than perfect, I love it.


Also - I'm blueskying with Gabriel
and he suddenly says -and you will
LOVE this- that if the movies were
only a half hour long, we could have like
thirty showings a day. So we're thinking,
"How to trim the time?" and it hits
me. The bullet time! It's in slow motion,
for crissakes, right? You ditch that,
you're in at 30 minutes with a whisper!


I TOLD Gabriel you'd love it. Also,
I'll need a script by nine tonight.


...and the money truck will be by around 9:30.


A pause.

Yeah, alright.

Actually, those were some great ideas, Joel.

Homerun Joel! That's why you
guys call me Homerun Joel!

We hear a CLICK and a DIAL TONE.

But that's not what we call him.

Shut up and get your writing pad.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
A change in the ending of The Matrix

While browsing the internet for some cool screen shots from the trilogy I happened upon a website that had a very interesting thing to say...


At the end of the movie, Neo says to The Matrix:

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. You're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you, a world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries, a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there, is a choice I leave to you.".

As Larry and Andy Wachowski say in The Art of The Matrix (Newmarket 2000), the shooting script for The Matrix is "... not exactly what people saw in theaters. ... An example ... is in the final speech by Neo (scene 219) which was altered when test audiences didn't know the word "chrysalis". ...". At the end of the shooting script, Neo says to The Matrix:

"Hi. It's me. I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I imagine you can also feel me. You won't have to search for me anymore. I'm done running. Done hiding. Whether I'm done fighting, I suppose, is up to you. I believe deep down, we both want this world to change. I believe that the Matrix can remain our cage or it can become our chrysalis, that's what you helped me to understand. That to be truly free, truly free, you cannot change your cage. You have to change yourself. When I used to look out at this world, all I could see was its edges, its boundaries, its leaders and laws. But now, I see another world. A different world where all things are possible. A world of hope. Of peace. I can't tell you how to get there, but I know if you can free your mind, you'll find the way.".

The movie ending leaves humans with a two-fold choice:

for humans to fight to live outside The Matrix ( recall that Neo says, just before he takes the Red Pill: "I don't like the idea that I am not in control of my own Life."); or
for humans to remain in The Matrix ( recall that Cypher says: "Why, oh why, didn't I take the Blue Pill !").

The shooting script ending leaves humans and The Matrix with a three-fold choice:

for humans to fight to live outside The Matrix;
for humans to remain caged in The Matrix; or
for humans (caterpillars) to combine with The Matrix (chrysalis) to metamorphose into a higher form of life (butterfly).

This brings up some new questions as the ending of Revolutions could have been much different had that third choice been kept in the script. Just something to think. The site talks about a lot more than just that little tid bit so I would suggest checking it out, although some heavy termanology is used, but it is well worth your time to check out., here's the link again...

The Link Again

Sunday, November 16, 2003
A few little things..

Reader Scott Bowers writes in talking about a few little instances he has seen in the three films, some interesting obvservations and possible theories...

A few things I noticed that tied these movies together.
In M1, the start of the interrogation scene with Smith starts with
Neo shown on many screens. After seeing the first and second movie
together, I noticed that is the Architects screens, they are exactly
the same as the second one.

Second thing, in the first one when Trinity and Switch pick up Neo in
the car to remove the bug, they stop at an intersection and Neo tries
to leave the car. Trinity says, Neo wait, you have been down that
road before, you know where it leads. I believe that this refers to
the 5 previous Neo's.

Next, in the third movie at the end, Smith states to Neo, do you like
what I have done. I recognized the street, it is the exact same
street that was in the first one, at the intersection where Neo tried
to leave the car.

In the second movie, there are many references to older versions of
the Matrix and predecessors to Neo. The first time viewing this
movie, I never noticed the lead up to what the Architect was saying.

Thanks for the e-mail Scott, and as always if you have something to say, shoot me an e-mail or catch me on AIM.
Sunday, November 09, 2003
The Matrix: Inspected

Renowned thinker and physicist Michio Kaku explains in this interview from Tech Tv's The Screensavers, if The Matrix is or isn't possible. He tackles issues such as the humans choice of residence near the center of the earth, and the all important, "could this ever actually happen to us" question. Take a look.,24330,3427948,00.html

Just a little thing I thinki I might have picked up yesterday when I was watching The Matrix. The woman in red looks strikingly similar to the woman in pink at the Merovingian's restaraunt in Reloaded, I have not been able to confirm this for sure, but I am working on it.

I am not toally sure what this could mean, since Mouse is the one that wrote the program and created the woman in red, but it is surely something to think about.
Friday, November 07, 2003
What's in a name?

Here is a link to an incredible character database of just about every person in the three films, the Animatrix, and Enter the Matrix, from what I can gather. It includes background information, sometimes a picture, a memorable qoute, and more. An absolutley awesome compilation of information. Along with characters it has a database of the machine world, and an outline of all the known ships in the Zion fleet, including personel and such. This place is worth hours of reading, check it out.
Thursday, November 06, 2003
Some more Christianity in Revolutions


Obvisouly there is some Christian symbolism in The Matrix Trilogy. At the end of Revolutions we some pretty blatant representation of the whole Christian belief, not that that is a bad thing, I liked it. I just thought I would throw this out there.

Neo = the savior and Smith = the devil, big surprise. Smith goes around the matrix over writing people, or capturing their "souls" so to speak, with sin. As the Oracle says, in no exact words, "The darkness is coming...". Then at the end Neo sacrifices himself to cleanse the sins of all humanity, or to cleanse all humanity, and the machines for that matter, of Smith. Needless to say Neo does this by overpowering Smith and all his copies explodes with white light, pretty obvious.

Just something that I was thinking about.
First attempt at some answers...


Over at the Zion Switchboard, look over in the side bar for a link, user Kai_Dark has sysetmatically went through and explained the ending of Revolutions. Here is the link to the actual post, and here is the post...

Smith Explained

Smith is death. He will spread through the matrix, through the machine city, and through Zion destroying all life on Earth if Neo does not stop him. When he takes over someone in the Matrix they do not die. They still exist inside of Smith. When Smith takes over someone that new clone takes on some traits of the person who was cloned over. When Smith took over the Oracle he gained her sight, and could now see future events. This also gave him powers like super strength and flight. The Oracle didn't havee these powers. But she was the Mother of the Matrix. And now Smith is the mother of the Matrix. "Like what I've done with the place" This is the Matrix as Smith sees fit. He is bending the rules he is now the one in control of the Matrix. So Neo can not beat him with strength alone. This is Smith's world now.

The Death of Smith

The Oracle is still manipulating Neo, and he still didn't realize it until the very end. She told Neo to go to the Machine city, the source. Why, well that's where is powers come from. This connection also allows for his real world powers. In the crater the Oracle from inside the Smith clone gets a message to Neo. "Every beggining has an end." Neo now realizes that if you are taken over by Smith you live on inside him. So Neo allows himself to be taken over so he can destroy Smith from the inside like in M1. Now people see the surge of power go into Neo in the real world. The machines did not do that. Neo did that. Neo deciding to let Smith take him over was a last minute decission. It was not Neo's plan otherwise he wouldn't have fought. And since it was a last minute decission how could he have communicated it to the machines in the real world. Plus if that's all the machines had to do to kill Smith was pump him full of energy they would have taken some random person in a pod. No, the Oracle led Neo to the Machine city so he could have access to the Source, where his abilities come from, and draw all that power to destroy Smith from the inside.

The Fate of Neo

What happens to Neo. Well He touches the source, kills Smith, and is carted off by the Machines. The Oracle said the first time Neo did that, when he stopped the squiddies in Reloaded, he wasn't ready and it should have killed him. But this time he was ready. So when he used the power from the source to kill Smith he should have survived it. The Oracle said we would seem him again. What happened the first time Neo touched the source? His mind seperated from his body. This most likely happened a second time. Neo's mind is somewhere in the Matrix or the Machine world, and his body is left in a coma state in the real world. When they carted Neo's body off it was glowing very brightly with that Orange aura. Showing even though he was unplugged he was still connected. The same way he was at the end of Reloaded. So, Neo is not dead.


Neo stopped Smith and reloaded the Matrix saving it from crashing and killing the machines and all the people still connected. This was done on one condition though, that after this there would be peace. Zion and the Matrix would still exist. And anyone who wanted to be free would be allowed to leave the Matrix. This means that one day the war could start back, or that the peace will last. The skies could be repaired, the machines could live off solar power again (meaning no more Matrix) and everyone would be happy. As an ending it promised what M1 said it would: that the discovery of the One would hail the destruction of the Matrix and the war would be over. Well, the Matrix as we know it is gone, and the war is over. Oh, and as a side note the previose ones before Neo did not do this. That is pretty clear by Colonel Sanders...I mean the Architect and the Oracle's talk at the end.

These are Kai_Dark's interpretations, but please, if you have something that you feel should be contributed shoot me an e-mail,, or catch me on AIM runningmazungo(my e-mail and screen name are over in the side bar under "Contact Me"). Everyone out there has got to have some interesting theories, interpretations, or ideas floating around, let me know and I'll see if I can get them up here. Take care.
The Universe as a Hologram

Here is one of the most amazing pieces of writing I think I have ever read. Not only does it explain the matrix and Neo's abilities in the machine world and in the matrix, but it has implications in our world. I strongly recomend reading through it as I guarantee after you are done your view of what reality could be is drastically altered. Here is a little excerpt...

The article that is going to blow you away...

University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect's findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.
One of the best software companies in the world

I think this site has been up for a while, but I think it is supposed to be the company that Neo/Thomas A. Anderson worked for when he was inside the matrix, have fun looking around it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003
For every beginning, there is an end...