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Demonization of software in Matrix Revolutions

by Critical Commons Manager

The final showdown between Neo and Agent Smith in The Matrix Revolutions hinges on questions of agency and determinism, ultimately resulting in system-wide destruction of the rogue software program represented by Smith, thus freeing humans and machines to move forward in at least a temporary peace. It is rare for the cinematic imaginary to recognize such an explicit difference between software and hardware as part of a stereotypical man vs. technology narrative, but the unlikely conclusion of the Matrix Trilogy hinges on precisely this distinction, realized amid a shower of sparks.

Final showdown between human and software in Matrix Revolutions

Showdowns between humans and computers inevitably conclude with big explosions

from The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Creator: The Wachowski Siblings
Posted by Critical Commons Manager