MATRIX BREAKDOWN! Secret Easter Eggs, Visual Analysis & Deeper Meaning!

MATRIX BREAKDOWN! Secret Easter Eggs, Visual Analysis & Deeper Meaning!

Hi, I’m Eric Voss and The Matrix, the Wachowski cyberpunk masterpiece, has for the past 20 yrs inspired a revolution in the philosophy and the aesthetic of Hollywood films and we mainly go to Blue Ray of every annoying college roommate ever. And AS one of those annoying college roommates- myself I decided to take a break from the usual deep dives into superheroes, dragons and droids as philosophical many of them are, to examine The Matrix scene by scene. To explore it’s influences, how IT influenced nearly everything that came after it and all the hidden visual secrets in this movie that you might have missed the first your friend’s older brother who wore sunglasses a lot showed it to you. The film opens from the point of view of the matrix itself. In the form of this raining green code. The color green was chosen to reflect the green tint of early monochrome computer monitors and and throughout this movie the color green filters every scene that takes place inside the matrix. In order to show it’s artificiality compared to the REAL world which is tinted in the color blue. This imagery was inspired by the opening credits of the famous 1995 anime Ghost In The Shell. A HUGELY influential manga and film series, Ghost In The Shell is set in the future where humans are cybernetically enhanced and their brains can be hacked. It explores the philosophy of artificial intelligence and detached identity.

98 thoughts on “MATRIX BREAKDOWN! Secret Easter Eggs, Visual Analysis & Deeper Meaning!

  1. One thing has always bothered me since the release of the sequels. In the first movie it seems the Matrix simulates our world as it was in 1999. Countries, states (Cypher even references The Wizard of Oz and Kansas), cities, cultures (Neo's computer shows news and documents from around the world, mentioning real world locations like Heathrow Airport) etc. But in the two next chapters it seems that the Matrix is a made up world, with no references to real geographic locations and a weird mix of everything in just one city. So now it's not as Agent Smith said it was in the first movie, it's just Mega City and the simulation that the Matrix depicts seems to be limited to it… So, what happened? Where did the rest of the world go? I mean, can't people that are plugged travel? In which country is Mega City located? Do countries even exist? That just doesn't sit right with me.

  2. Kant was an interesting figure regarding mans desire to live in the world of chaos but I believe the credit would best be aligned with fyodor Dostoyevsky whose short but powerful book notes from underground really drove home this perspective

  3. Thats where we are all in, u might think ur on a spinning ball while in reality Earth is LEVEL aka FLAT like water and the Earth doesnt move. welcome to the actual matrix wake the fk up.

  4. A movie sucking you so deep into his narrative, that it even makes you question your own reality. Insane piece of art!

  5. maybe it's just me but the part right before seeing the cop, i seen neo's face in the 0. i think i was too high or something that night lmao.

  6. The Wachowskis need to make another movie, with philosophy, maybe something like the alchemist loll 😀

  7. I always thought Agent Smith – "Why do you persist?" speech was the best of all. Those are worthy of delivering in front of a class.

  8. Disneys castle was btw mainly inspired by Castle Neuschwanstein which itself was little more than a Fantasy fairytale castle. Albeit a VERY expensive one.

  9. Wait a minute, if the machines and the agents were tipped off by cypher that neo was their next target, then how come the red pill that was a tracer used to trick the machines into thinking he was dead so they would flush his body, worked? If they knew neo was the next target, wouldnt they get suspicious when he was showing up as dead, and not flush his body?

  10. The Matrix was stupid everything about it was ridiculously moronic and based on no real scientific fact and then there was the tried-and-true Socialist philosophy at promoted about control while everyone is always under control what was hilarious is there was no winning in the first place even the real world was actually a part even the real world that they perceived was actually a part of The Matrix how do you think that Neo had the ability to do all those amazing things when he wasn't in The Matrix also the premise was a false sense of rebellion award that they could not win sets the goal of the one was actually to return to the source and everything would begin all over again

  11. I'm not reading 5,000+ comments but if you haven't already broke down Dark City, or no one requested it yet, (I know I'm not the only one), that would be cool.

  12. when I first saw the matrix, all I could say was how it was a cheap ripoff of books like Greg Bear's "eon" series, Greg Egan's permutation city and diaspora, and also titles from Verner Vinge. I would like to see your critiques expand to cover more books, rather than just movies, where the real ideas come 30 years ahead of movies in general. It was a reasonable, yet simple exploration of downloaded consciousness, that had been in the literature already for a long time.

  13. This prison place is no doubt a comprehensive and carefully constructed illusion. At best, it is a partial truth.

  14. Are there bathrooms in the Matrix? If you had to sh*t and you did, would you sh*t your pants back in real life?!?!

  15. Did you forget the expiry date of Neo's passport of september 11, 2001? No, but it's so easy to just call it coincidence and a conspiracy theory…

  16. people go and watch the matrix trilogy decoded by mark passio. its the single best video about the matrix other than the films that youll ever see.

  17. tons of work for pointless minutia, i hope you find real truth, and substance. BTW 303 means nothing in gods eternally living Word

  18. They should have used Tilda Swinton for switch and gone more for that switched gender character. But still been very subtle about it.

  19. Great video! How did you miss the biggest Easter Egg of all in this movie??? The closing song is "Wake Up"!!!
    I remember walking out of the theater and thinking to myself, 'they couldn't have picked a more perfect song to end this movie.'

  20. I watched this when I was about 11 or 12. The way my mind developed and absorbed things after that was incredible.

  21. Sounds like way to much thinking and work and time to take away from oneself to find who you are, making you think you need this to be you.

  22. I wouldn't betray my people, but between the matrix and living in Zion, I'd definitely stay in the matrix. Shhiiiitttt I'll be a happy battery just hope y'all don't have missions near me so agents don't take over me. Am I the only one?

  23. As a teen, seeing The Matrix guided me to the study of Philosophy- perhaps The Forbidden Fruit, so to speak… Plus, it honestly injected me with the slight belief that I was possibly actually in The Matrix 😆 A cinematic message from Morpheus maybe?? 😏

  24. life is the dream then you wake up ( die ) you choose if its a nightmare or not by making your own path but who cares i dont hahahaaahaaa enjoy your dream (whoooo deep) who cares good film though

  25. In that scene with Cypher and Smith, Cyper said "I don't wanna remember nothing, nothing understand?" Reagan also had alzheimer's.

  26. John 17:1-5

    1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

  27. Que rapido habla el colega dios! Parece que se acaba el mundo…luego dicen que los españoles habla rapido..

  28. Please analyse the English 1956 version of 1984, with John Hurt, filmed entirely in living black & white.
    Much more horrific than any other version I've seen. (Think I've seen them all)
    This was extraordinary!🦄🐎

  29. Fight Club, Se7en, Memento, 12 Monkeys, Shutter Island, Dark City, The Machinist, Equilibrium, Prestige, Fracture, and the original Flatliners.

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