Okay, so now everyone and their dog has downloaded the trailer for The Matrix: Revolutions (if you haven’t, it’s here and it’s very cool). I remember after seeing Reloaded having all sorts of debates with friends and co-workers about what happened and its significance. Of course, it’s kind of pointless because we won’t know the answers until (hopefully) Revolutions, but it’s always fun to speculate.
That might be the coolest thing about the Matrix movies, aside from the special effects and seeing Trinity in black leather — that they encourage people to think about and discuss some pretty esoteric concepts. How often can you say that a big budget Hollywood action movie inspired people to think about existence and free will, hmm?
With that in mind, here are a few sites that explore what was put forth in Reloaded and the first Matrix movie. It’s pretty heady stuff, but I love wrapping my mind around it.