Religious themes within the film The Matrix. film directed by The Wachowski Brothers

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religious themes within the film The Matrix

Within the 1999 sci-fi blockbuster movie of the year The Matrix directed by The Wachowski Brothers, it is evidently shown that religious themes are portrayed. Christianity is seen as the central theme although; other religious customs play an immense role revealing a prestigious amount of footage. Non-religious themes also contribute and appeal to the effectiveness of the film. The basic plot of the movie is about a computer hacker who learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

Christianity is the main theme that revolves around the film. The fact that Mr. Anderson (formally known as Neo) is viewed as the messiah primarily reveals strong similarities between him and Jesus. The prediction of Jesus and Neo's coming and freeing of the human race was prophesied by god in relation to Jesus and the Oracle in connection to Neo.

In a way these prophecies came true, Jesus opening the doors of heaven and freeing the world from sin and Neo who destroys Agent Smith, a senteen program who is the enemy that moves in and out of programs within The Matrix. These two liberators also have strong connections with betrayal. Jesus and Neo were both betrayed by a person who they thought was loyal and trustworthy. This all erupted when Judas (one of the 12 disciples) gave out confidential information about the whereabouts of Jesus, which in the end led Jesus to his death on the cross. This point is proven in the New Testament of the catholic bible. Matthew 26:14 -16 is when Judas agrees to betray Jesus and in Matthew 26:47 -50 is when Jesus is arrested.

When Judas agrees to betray Jesus he goes to the...