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an attempt to understand the discussion of reality truth illusion and religion through the lense of the film MatrixIf you want the RED PILL turn to page 4 If you want the BLUE PILL turn to page 11CONTENTS page2 Religious symbols in the film Matrix5 3 Reality versus truth and illusion85 References12 The film Matrix has received a lot of publicity both with its interesting story and the special effects As a film Matrix is full of emotionless acting and several plot defects However it is important because it has provoked a lot of discussion on religion reality truth belief and illusion A lot of critics viewed and evaluated the film with the perspective of mystics and metaphysicians who are constantly asking questions about the world we live in or we think we live inThis paper aims to look at the film in terms of the question it puts in the minds of thespectators Which pill should I takeThus the quest begins and the spectator transforms into a protagonist no longer watching a movie but wondering about his own existence his hand unconsciously caressing his neckIn the film the world with which we are familiar is a phantasm generated by computer systems which interface directly with peoples brains In the envisioned future we all live our entire lives in a virtual reality except for a few individuals who somehow escape the system Our physical bodies are stored in vats of some fluid and each human has bioports implanted into the nervous system The computers
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