Philosophy and the Matrix: Return to the Source

This documentary goes over many philosophical concepts that inspired, and are presented in, the trilogy. They spend the first half on the original film, and the rest of the time then goes over parts 2 and 3, with a couple of things on the Animatrix shorts.

It consists of clips of aforementioned releases and interviews. It does a good job of informing the audience about the various thoughts, although it would obviously take far longer to go over all the symbolism in them, and one can ask the very appropriate question if something anywhere near that definite and final is even desired, by viewers or the Wachowskis alike.

That does mean that this is limited, but it is likely enough to enlighten and provide food for thought. In line with the series, this may provoke debate, rather than give answers set in stone. Whether one cares for this or not may depend on the extent of their knowledge on the subject, the old ideas, as well as how much they’ve thought about the presence of such in these three silver screen efforts.

Obviously, it also makes a difference if one particularly wants to think about the meanings one could possibly take out of them.

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10 Responses to "Philosophy and the Matrix: Return to the Source"

  1. Felipe  July 19, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I can’t watch this documentary. it says is forbidden for the region where I’am here in Brazil.. crap !

  2. Kira  August 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I couldn’t watch it as well, but if you just look up the title on you tube.. you will find other uploads – like:

  3. annie  November 19, 2012 at 5:05 am

    blocked in canada 2 lol

  4. Annie livein in the USA  November 26, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Not available in the country I live in it says. USA

  5. oliver stieber  November 27, 2012 at 12:17 am

    not available UK

  6. Chris  November 27, 2012 at 12:49 am
    Try this. Quick! It’ll be gone!

    • Wynterowl  December 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      This one works well, I was even able to download it! Thanks much!

  7. Janette Haugen  November 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    im in the USA and I can’t watch it said the same thing!

  8. Katryna  November 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    The video link of the documentary is blocked in Canada (and perhaps other countries?) for copyright reasons…. I found another link for it though – it’s in English and you can also convert the Spanish subtitles to English if you prefer (see button option on bottom right of video frame):

  9. Glen V  May 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I can watch it in New Zealand. Are we forgotten by cyber censorship? haha!


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