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The Most Paused Moments In The Matrix Movies

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Published on May 15, 2020

The Matrix series is full of unforgettable action scenes, amazing effects, and super hot actors. As a result, these movies give us plenty of excuses to freeze the action for a closer look, and we’ve collected the most paused moments from the Matrix series right here.

While she was largely unknown before The Matrix, Carrie-Anne Moss won over audiences with her portrayal of Trinity, the enigmatic hacker who guides Neo on his first steps towards discovering the truth of his cyberpunk world. It's easy to see why, too: she's one of the few characters in fiction who's cool enough to pull off sunglasses at night, and it doesn't hurt that she's accessorizing with a walking arsenal.

She's also one of the first major characters we meet. She shows up in the opening scene of the trilogy. She's on the run from the police, and it quickly becomes apparent that the cops aren't the most dangerous things chasing her. It's during this showdown that Trinity immediately became a fan favorite, thanks to her serious demeanor, the high-stakes fight with the authorities, and those incredible martial arts moves. From the very first moments of the film, she helps draw us into a world that's stranger and more complicated than we ever imagined.

What makes this truly worth pausing for, though are the special effects. It's right here in the opening that audiences, worldwide, were introduced to the groundbreaking, innovative camera techniques of the Wachowski sisters' masterpiece trilogy. The use of multiple cameras to capture a seamless, 360-degree view of the action changed cinema forever. Today, the techniques that were showcased in this movie are used all across the world of cinema and taught at film schools everywhere, and this is the moment that first showed us what was possible. It's one of the greatest action movie openings ever, and well worth taking some time to appreciate.

There's nothing like some good, old-fashioned body horror to get the blood pumping and to stun viewers into hitting the pause button. Need proof? Okay, let's talk about one of the most messed-up moments in sci-fi history.

Neo — played, of course, by the iconic and seemingly ageless Keanu Reeves — has delved into the seedy underworld and the darkest corners of the dark web looking for the answer to the question that keeps him up at night: What is the Matrix? He's almost ready to leave his old life, one of boredom, isolation, wasted potential, and endless corporate servitude, behind. And that's when the ominous and threatening Agent Smith comes calling, tracking Neo to where he works and capturing him despite the intervention of Morpheus. And that's when things get interesting.

Based on what we've seen so far, we definitely expect Neo to refuse to give in when the Agents attempt to intimidate him into compliance with whatever sinister plans they have for him. What we don't expect is our first glimpse of just how powerful the agents can be. Without even making a single gesture, the mysterious bad guys shut Neo up.... completely. Agent Smith zips Neo's mouth closed faster than you can say "absolute nightmare," melting his flesh together as Neo, powerless, tries and fails to scream. Keep watching the video to see the most paused moments in the Matrix movies!


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Trinity's introduction | 0:16
Mouthing off | 1:48
Reflecting reality | 3:20
Bullet time | 4:49
Neo vs. Agents Smith | 6:02
Persephone's dress | 7:17
The Ghost Twins | 8:28
Meeting the Architect | 9:30
The final fight | 10:23

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