What is… The Matrix?

waking up damn early with nothing to do but design and do some layouts for the ecommerce site—my brain had a mental block. i guess i need food or something, that—and jump start my brain. so what did i decide to do, well this.

the matrix reloaded

you might say to yourself, “the matrix is a nerd movie”… but alas, i think you are half right. it has been one of the most talked about movies of our generation. it deals with society and the human psyche. if you’ve seen the first one, then good for you. if you saw the second one lately, the better. however, the question now isn’t “what is the matrix?”… it’s “what is real?”

NOTE: if you haven’t seen the matrix reloaded yet, and don’t want me to spoil it for you, then skip this entry…

okay…bbl, hans got an extra ticket to go to E3… time to see them game-models haha… i’ll continue this entry when i get back…peace.

…6 hours, and 3 days later ^^

well, e3 was okay i guess… i still like the year when rex and i went for the very first time. maybe it’s because of the tomb raider display booth! man-oh-man, can you say “patricia ford and lisa boyle…saaaarap!” and other hotties around them, not to mention the very first lara croft game-model. i think she posed for playboy later on after her contract w/ acclaim.

anyways, where was i… oh yes, the matrix reloaded. well, i’ve heard a lot of mixed feelings about the movie. but i hate it when people say that it wasn’t all that. i just have to say, “remember, it’s a series, and that it’s only part of a whole story.”

the matrix reloaded - trinity

my theory starts after realizing that the movie had almost the same chain of events as the first one. first one started w/ trinity, second one started w/ trinity. then neo wakes up on the first one, then neo wakes up on the second one—bottom line, parallel scenes almost.

the matrix reloaded - architect scene

that just brings me to my second point, well thesis… that zion, and the matrix are both not real—or are made-up. if you remember the architect scene (when neo was talking to the old dude), where most people got lost, neo was given a choice to either “rebuild zion” (start all over w/ a couple of men and women), or save his love, trinity. this scene was very confusing, but disecting it even closer, you would notice that the architect when into detail about “the others” before him (neo) that were given the same choice; and they all picked to “rebuild zion.”

i hope you getting my point or thesis so far. if not, basically what i’m saying is that, zion and the matrix are both not real. they are both an optical illusion, or part of the same program. a simple flow diagram would be this:

the real world? >> zion & machine world >> the matrix

the matrix reloaded - stop bullets

how did i get to this? well, let’s mark some facts what the architect said, as well as the oracle and morpheus. first, the architect and the oracle already knew what decision neo was going to make—up until neo went to save trinity (which will be the turning point of the whole saga). second, the architect already said that there were five others (like neo) that made the same choice before him; which is to save and rebuild zion. last but not least, the important part near the end of the movie that might prove my thesis is when he did the same thing at the end of the first movie—he felt something has changed, put up his hand towards the machines (as he did towards the bullets), and stopped them like he stopped the bullets.

now, why would you care about my thesis? i don’t know, but it sure is one interesting movie. i hope that this was one interesting read that took up some of your time at work, or your boredom.

from my mind to yours, just say no to drugs?!