MATRIX BREAKDOWN! Secret Easter Eggs, Visual Analysis & Deeper Meaning!

  • Published on Jun 7, 2019
  • The Matrix Full Movie Rewatch & Analysis! What hidden details did you miss from The Matrix when it premiered 20 years ago, and how did it influence all action & sci-fi cinema from Inception to John Wick? By popular demand, Erik Voss rewatches The Matrix (1999) for a scene-by-scene, in-depth breakdown, exploring the deeper philosophy of the Wachowskis' cyberpunk concepts and secret subliminal messages that are only now being discovered. How does The Matrix opening scene discreetly foreshadow the major reveals later in the film -- Cypher's betrayal, Agent Smith's uniqueness, and the movie's groundbreaking action with wire-stunts, martial arts, firearm choreography, and "bullet time"? In what ways does The Matrix parallel its primary inspiration, Ghost in the Shell (1995)? And does The Matrix deserve its revered status, or was it merely overthought gun porn for anime-lovers who wear sunglasses inside Hot Topic? (What a dumb question!)
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Comments • 5 954

  • Skylar Kitchen
    Skylar Kitchen 15 hours ago

    God damn, I love this so much.

  • Anders Beider
    Anders Beider 23 hours ago

    His apartment, room 101 also means: 1 of 1 = the chosen.

  • Robert Perez
    Robert Perez Day ago

    Break down Debbie does Dallas

  • Adam
    Adam Day ago

    do logan's run

  • Adam
    Adam Day ago

    "Kayna"? it's pronounced Ka-Na. and as for the expanded universe, why not mention animatrix and the second renaissance? Also, it's pronounced "Sabut" not "Savate"
    Everything else was really good.

  • samar malik
    samar malik 2 days ago

    Brill work.. thumbs up!
    The Matrix influenced millions for depicting how an average citizen can sum up their life in the post industrial world. The targets of the ones in control are the same in the film's fiction and the matrix like environments we live in the post industrial hybrid world! Control humans fully to achieve 'whtever'!
    Work life is like 'fuel' for the operations of the engines the metropolises are, and the humans are the batteries fueling the activity.
    Most of us charge like a battery for 16 hours in preparation for the average 8 hours work shift. Most of the 16 hours charge time is spent in matrix like environment where food & sleep are the charge, and family & belief system for emotional & spiritual support to the human battery.
    The upcoming Matrix (reboot /sequel/prequel) might reveal a group of people or even a darker premise where only one individual is behind the workings of the machines in a dedicated dictatorship in the best interest of the planet/people/the universe.

  • insanelook
    insanelook 3 days ago

    When I saw this movie in movie theaters I understood nothing of the story, just enjoyed the visual effects, today, same thing.

  • imshippyupup
    imshippyupup 4 days ago +2

    Descartes' Cogito is about coming to the end of extreme skepticism. Basically, 'One can question everything, except one's own existence because one realizes there has to be (a) something doing the questioning.' Hence, "I think, therefore I am."

  • Nrg J.T
    Nrg J.T 4 days ago


  • Trogdor 209
    Trogdor 209 5 days ago

    Did you know Reeves used his money, through out the whole movie process Reeves legit used his own money to keep the movie going, etc.

    • Adam
      Adam Day ago

      Yeah, I read about that, it's pretty wild.

  • tgmstamm
    tgmstamm 6 days ago

    can you do Salo: 120 days of Sodomy plz thank you. I saw it when I was 6 years old. Favorite movie ever

    • tgmstamm
      tgmstamm Day ago

      My whole life bubble boi

    • Adam
      Adam Day ago

      when you were six? how many years of therapy did you need?

  • Vince Evans
    Vince Evans 6 days ago

    Most brilliant anylasis on the net

  • Vince Evans
    Vince Evans 6 days ago

    Copper tops 😂 brilliant

  • Vince Evans
    Vince Evans 6 days ago +1

    Jesus Christ September 11 2001 on his drivers liscense

  • Ty Lewis
    Ty Lewis 7 days ago

    Makes you realize just how influential anime is. Ghost in the Shell and Akira are very much 'must watch' shows.

  • rminitials
    rminitials 7 days ago

    No joke. Trinity was my first boner growing up.

  • rminitials
    rminitials 7 days ago

    The Matrix was my fav movie as a child. Reloaded still holds up too. Not sure why so many people didn't like it. Reloaded holds a special place for me because it reminds me of going to the movies with my dad .

  • Anthony Draco
    Anthony Draco 7 days ago

    This video is lifted almost word for word from the Wikipedia article of this movie.

  • Brandon Blackfrye
    Brandon Blackfrye 8 days ago

    I can remember the first one so good because I watched it so many times but I never fell in love with the sequels. I should go back and watch them again as I barely remember them.

  • Brandon Blackfrye
    Brandon Blackfrye 8 days ago

    Wait films aren't 60fps???

  • Adam Birkett
    Adam Birkett 9 days ago

    8:06 "ON NIHILISM" is the last page before it's hollowed out (the SIMULACRA & SIMULATION) ;)

  • Aric Jorn
    Aric Jorn 9 days ago

    Wow - so many Easter eggs of which I was not previously aware. Thanks for this well presented look back at a movie I had nearly forgotten about. You have moved me to watch it again. Well done!

  • Madd McFly
    Madd McFly 10 days ago

    Break down the first Mission Impossible please

  • Tuti Fornari
    Tuti Fornari 10 days ago

    the copy I have here of The Matrix does not have that passport shot showing the expiring date of September 11th. Either you have a different copy (probably released after the wtc incident) or you are bs us.

  • Racheal Hart
    Racheal Hart 11 days ago


  • Soselo Soso
    Soselo Soso 12 days ago

    Please cut down on the ''jokes''.

  • cykz70
    cykz70 12 days ago

    It is 20 years later, only to find out it all exists and nothing is exaggerated. And still no idea where Neo really went.

  • Dimitris Makridis
    Dimitris Makridis 12 days ago

    So what?? Still an amazing movie

  • Adrian More
    Adrian More 12 days ago

    Probably been mentioned... but Morpheus's green code tie! @ 16:10

  • Rob G's Gaming
    Rob G's Gaming 13 days ago

    coulda sworn it was pronounced WaCHOWskis not wakowskis

  • kdmead
    kdmead 13 days ago +2

    Break down for 'They Live' with Rowdy Roddy Piper

    • Adam
      Adam Day ago +1

      that movie needs no explanation, just repeated enjoyment while watching, now put on the goddamn glasses.

  • Dr Bau
    Dr Bau 13 days ago

    Freddy Krueger Movies from Beginning to End:) Thanks:)

  • Jonathan Cole
    Jonathan Cole 14 days ago

    Well done.

  • Capri
    Capri 15 days ago +1

    The Matrix original movie is the best because it opposes most of the Hollywood movie clichees. The 2nd and 3rd Matrix film were again simple pop corn movies, plastered with unnecessary cryptic esoteric talk (The Architect scene being the worst) that nobody cares about.

  • E Parker
    E Parker 15 days ago

    Can you / anyone, provide a list of the philosophers you mention, their books and the films. It would be great . Thanks

  • Warren Ahl
    Warren Ahl 15 days ago

    Lol the matrix is dial up

  • M Koetsch
    M Koetsch 16 days ago

    Dark City. Please
    I love the classic with shifting mental alternatives.

  • Changbastard
    Changbastard 16 days ago

    Some of these are quite a stretch.

  • Amy castellano
    Amy castellano 16 days ago

    I loved it!

  • Sophia
    Sophia 17 days ago


  • gaawn
    gaawn 18 days ago


  • D best
    D best 18 days ago

    i like constantine aslo !!

  • Skaitan
    Skaitan 18 days ago

    A fantastic analysis of a great movie. I love it when they hide little details in art, especially when the details are referencing the concept idea.
    Too bad they overdid it when they wrote the Architect in Reloaded. For me The Matrix universe stopped being intelligent then and there. The scene was just condescending and in its pretencious depth actually ended up being shallow.

  • G.P.Braaten
    G.P.Braaten 18 days ago

    It's going to be hard to break down a movie series as good as The Matrix.

  • Steve Jovan
    Steve Jovan 19 days ago

    A victory of style over substance! Just because something is impactful does not mean its of value!

  • Brother Chris rco
    Brother Chris rco 19 days ago

    Good job and research. But you missed one thing. These Movies are all about Gnosticism...

  • Jack Bacon
    Jack Bacon 19 days ago

    I think you should have pointed out on #8 when Neo wakes up he does so in response to text on a screen showing he had powers from the beginning. Its also worth noting Tank and Dozer were both born naturally in the real world so their names are heavy machinery vehicles. Also Tank is the one who survives getting shot.

  • SpaceCowboyMugen
    SpaceCowboyMugen 19 days ago

    This movie is the best in the trilogy just because it is the introduction and insertion of Neo as THE ONE, but I feel like I have an unpopular opinion when I say that I think the story itself actually gets better and better as you watch the trilogy, the symbolism picks up heavily in the 2nd and 3rd movies

    • Eugene Shults
      Eugene Shults 14 days ago

      Concepts were cool but the delivery and execution of the sequels were not on par with the original, imo. Still enjoyed them.

  • Onibakura
    Onibakura 19 days ago +1

    "Bo" as the surname
    "Dri" as in "drill sergeant" with a more pronounced "R"
    "yar" as would say a pirate
    You get the correct pronunciation of "Baudrillard"

  • satgod
    satgod 20 days ago +1

    cameras moving in the sign of the cross

  • bill pipper
    bill pipper 21 day ago

    Apok + Switch is an anagram for Watchkowski

  • Zawana Kdk
    Zawana Kdk 21 day ago

    How silly of me.
    I never knew Morgan Freeman casted as The oracle 😭

  • Beau Brotzman
    Beau Brotzman 21 day ago

    Wild. Some rather eye popping scenarios.

  • Allofthis Isreal
    Allofthis Isreal 22 days ago

    The Masterpiece from 99’. Still relevant today. The era where people are losing their jobs from robots has begun. We will learn the hard way as always

  • Klaus Keast
    Klaus Keast 22 days ago

    The fountain with huge jackman

  • Patrick Higdon
    Patrick Higdon 22 days ago

    ssssssssssssssssssss he really love whistling on his S's

  • Poly Irinkova
    Poly Irinkova 22 days ago

    this is a brilliant video! Thank you 💯❤️

  • peregrinegrace
    peregrinegrace 22 days ago +1

    A film can change the world..

  • Franky Vielle
    Franky Vielle 23 days ago

    how the hell did you know all this shit, (good)

  • awesomestuff92
    awesomestuff92 23 days ago +1

    I need to read more philosophy books