Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Official Matrix Revolutions Plot Speculation Thread. The final chapter of the trilogy debuts November 5, and since the full theatrical trailer has been released, I figure it’s prudent to begin fervent and unchecked argument about what will happen.
If you don’t remember the central arguments regarding the plot of the second movie, please take a week or so to review the six thousand page thread Matrix Reloaded plot discussion (Spoilers Galore, NO spoiler boxes!!)
This thread will have spoilers a-plenty from the first two movies. No need to box them, because, a) I hate spoiler boxes, and b) If you haven’t seen the first two movies there’s really no point in your being here.
If you have some actual inside knowledge of what really happens in M3, please refrain from posting here, or if you must, use the dreaded spoiler box.
Now, then. On to the good stuff.
Is the “real world” another Matrix?
We get a clue that it might* be at the end of Reloaded; Neo is able to affect the machines out in the real world. Further, it would help to explain Smith’s jumping into Bane’s head. If the real world is another Matrix, is are the two Matrices nested, or paralell in nature?
We see from the trailer a shot of a rather pristine looking subway station, which is completely opposite the subway station that Neo and Smith had their fight in in the first movie. I am guessing that Smith has gotten so powerful, he has begun to clean up the Matrix of all its narsty biological organisms and their assorted refuse.
Is Neo a program? This didn’t get much discussion in the Reloaded thread; but I think it’s a genuine possibility. Of course, it would require that the “real world” would be another Matrix. It would certainly explain his super-abilities.
What happens to the Oracle? We don’t see her in the trailer, and from what I’ve heard, Gloria Foster died before her scenes were filmed for the third movie.
Who are the people in the subway station with Neo? (Trailer at 0:44)
Is Neo going to have to fight SmithBane? We have never seen Neo fight anyone or do anything spectacular in the “real” world. Do his special abilities, in the real world, if he has them, match those he has in the Matrix?
Why does Smith laugh maniacally in the Oracle’s grandma-like apartment? DID HE KILL GRANDMA?!?!
What’s with Neo walking down the weird path of flame-like light at 1:58?