Sunday, November 25, 2007

What Happened at the End of Matrix Revolutions?

Near the end of Matrix Revolutions, Neo has a final showdown with Agent Smith. After destroying Agent Smith from within using some kind of light he got somewhere, Neo appears to be dead? So what happened?

My take on it is this: Neo returned to the source. The Oracle mentioned that there was another world beyond/behind the "real world" and that Neo ended up in the holding station because he found it before he was ready. After defeating (or assimilating) his shadow side, Neo was ready.

There's something else interesting about the series. For most of the second and third movies, Agent Smith had been running amok, taking over bodies in both the matrix and the "real world." So when Neo exploded Smith's body with light, what happened to the other instances of the agent, and the bodies they inhabited? I'll let you decide for yourself, but those of you who have been following my posting may have guessed my opinion.

No comments: