The Ending of The Matrix Trilogy Finally Explained

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • The Matrix is one of the most influential action movies of all time, but by mixing stylish gun-fu fight scenes with cyberpunk themes, it built to a trilogy that may have left a few moviegoers a little confused. Now that we've got some distance from the climactic installment, let's take a look back at the movies' meaning and break down the conclusion. Here's the ending of the Matrix trilogy explained.

    One major theme that came to the fore as the series reached its conclusion had to do with the similarities between humans and machines. In the original, they couldn't seem more different, but by Revolutions, programs in the Matrix are portrayed as being almost more human than our heroes, loving and happy individuals, as worthy of existence as any person. Further, characters from the first film who were firmly human or machine are portrayed in the sequels as having a little bit of both.

    The similarities go in both directions. Agent Smith, a program, copied his consciousness onto a human form, entering the real world through the vessel of a resistance fighter named Bane. Neo, a human, reached the Source to discover that being the One was his destiny because it was programmed into him.

    The humanizing of the Machines and the complimentary mechanization of Neo made for a storytelling turn that audiences weren't really ready for. People who saw The Matrix couldn't be faulted for expecting an ending that saw Neo winning by doing his Superman thing and eradicating humanity’s robot overlords. Instead, Neo triumphed by becoming a bridge between man and machine, sacrificing his own life for the sake of securing the future.

    He also made Hugo Weaving’s head explode, but that wasn’t quite as important.

    One widespread but inaccurate theory about the sequels is that the “real world” is actually a second Matrix. While the reasons why this isn't true are explained in the movies, they're also relatively easy to misunderstand.

    The real world isn't another level of the Matrix, but it is involved in another system of control. As the Architect explains at the ending of The Matrix Reloaded, each version of the Matrix is propped up in the real world by a controlled rebellion. With each new iteration of the Matrix, a select portion of the population is freed, allowed to live in Zion. There, they help to liberate people still inside the Matrix, searching for the One.

    Finding the One, the human rebels rally behind them, supporting them until they reach the Source. There, the One discovers that they are not meant to destroy the Matrix, but rather restart it. At this point in the cycle, the Machines attack Zion and destroy it, killing the rebellion.

    The One, having reached the Source, is made to choose between either reloading the Matrix and selecting a handful of survivors to build a new Zion, or walking away, supposedly causing a system crash, leaving the humans inside and outside of the Matrix all dead.

    Up until Neo, every One made the choice to restart, perpetuating the system of control. Because Neo loves Trinity, he chooses to sacrifice everything to be with her. This is the choice that makes him special. Keep watching the video as we explain the rest of The Matrix.

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    The man and the machine | 0:23
    Desert of the real | 1:40
    I see you | 2:57
    The virus | 3:54
    Mecha | 5:11
    The anti-virus | 6:09
    The plan | 7:21
    The meaning of Sati | 8:43
    Version 7 | 10:02
  • Source: https://youtu.be/zo-MIQR9x60

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  • Looper

    Looper

     10 months ago +1460

    Do you think they'll ever reboot or continue the Matrix universe?

  • Cedric Torry II

    Cedric Torry II

     18 hours ago

    ONE THING THAT CAN NEVER EVER BE EXPLAINED IS THE POWER OF LOVE , IT IS THE GREATEST POWER US HUMANS HAVE THINK ABOUT IT , IN INTERSTELLAR IT WAS LOVE THAT WAS ABLE TO TRANSEND TIME THAT WAS ABLE TO LEAD TO HOPE AND KNOWLEDGE LOVE IS SO POWERFUL I FEEL LIKE LOVE IS HOW WE WILL BE ABLE TO REACH SPACE AND NAVIGATE IT THAT IS OUR HIDDEN POWER AS HUMANS , IF WE COME TOGETHER AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER STOP ALL THESE WARS AND FIGHTING WE CAN REALLY HAVE PEACE ON EARTH AND FURTHER OUR KNOWLEDGE AS HUMANS USING RESOURCES TO ADVANCE OUR HUMAN RACE AND NOT ONLY THAT PROGRESS AND BECOME A SOCIETY TO ADVANCE CURES , FIND OTHER SPECIES IN SPACE , ITS A REASON WHY WE HAVENT PROGRESSED ENOUGH TO REACH OUR GREATEST POTENTIAL AS THE HUMAN RACE WE ARE NOT EVEN USING ALL OF OUR BRAIN ,


    WE SHOULD COME TOGETHER , LOVE EACH OTHER AS HUMANS AND FIGURE OUT WAYS TO MAINTAIN PEACE ON EARTH AND LOSE OUR MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX THEORY .

  • Krystian Modrzejewski

    Krystian Modrzejewski

     yesterday

    Amazing analysis

  • BalF

    BalF

     3 days ago

    There is no trilogy....... there is only the Matrix, other two are just total garbage.

  • TheKosiomm

    TheKosiomm

     3 days ago

    The only thing in the Matrix i'm chasing my tail for the past 20 years is, how Morpheus knows that the Oracle exists.. any suggestions?

  • Karlee Valentino

    Karlee Valentino

     3 days ago

    Sacrifice yourself for the greater good. Easy conclusion..

  • Michael Parks

    Michael Parks

     4 days ago

    That's REALLY GOOD!!! 👍😎👍

  • Kevin Peter

    Kevin Peter

     4 days ago

    amazing breakdown

  • Anton Veli Tajan

    Anton Veli Tajan

     5 days ago

    What I would like to have explained is why the expiry date of Neo's passport is September 11th, 2001. Check it out, guys, it is real!

  • Kieran Xion92

    Kieran Xion92

     5 days ago

    I have a feeling you're onto the plot of the matrix 4 with needing a reset, so Sati brings Neo back to do it because she trusts him

  • MrTirien

    MrTirien

     7 days ago

    Trinity dies, so does neo. They died for peace. But does this mean that the seventh installement of the matrix they are revived?

  • teepee herra

    teepee herra

     7 days ago

    So the theory is that there's a matrix inside a matrix.

    Wonder what the real world looked like

  • dontbelievethehype

    dontbelievethehype

     7 days ago

    best theory I've heard so far in 20 years

  • Sharon Eniye

    Sharon Eniye

     7 days ago

    This whole movie was basically marital dispute between the Architect and the Oracle.
    Trinity took so fucking long to die oh my God like bitch we love you and will miss you but we got shit to do damn.

  • Future Prediction

    Future Prediction

     7 days ago

    Trinity was so hot in the first movie

  • wayneco

    wayneco

     14 days ago

    Looking forward to Matrix 4 !! Everybody has signed on, it’s a go.

  • pedro Stokoe

    pedro Stokoe

     14 days ago

    Well after all these years of scratching my head at this film I think I I've finally getting it thanks to your explanation

  • masipala Trinity

    masipala Trinity

     21 days ago

    After watching this...movie , when i was sleeping i was having a deep dream its like it was real and i was living on it but luckly i realised that this is not real i am dreaming then i woke up , what does that mean ?

  • VEGAN LIFESTYLE

    VEGAN LIFESTYLE

     21 days ago

    Deep

  • Scorpius Jones

    Scorpius Jones

     21 days ago

    Or you could just watch the movie while not on your phone and understand the ending.