The Matrix

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The Matrix

In the near future, computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves)  discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created
by a malevolent cyber-intelligence,
while our life essence is tried to be dominated by the Matrix. In his struggle to destroy it, Neo joins Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne)
and Trinity (Carrie Ann Moss) .

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Agent Smith

intermediate
advanced

Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world, where none suffered; where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed that we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world, but I believe that as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering. So the perfect world we dreamed, but your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why The Matrix was redesigned to this ... the peak of your civilization.

GLOSSARY:
none = not anyone
(nadie); would accept the program: was interested in the program (aceptaba el programa); entire crops = full harvests (cosechas enteras); we lacked: we did not have (nos faltaba); suffering: physical pain and/or psychological affliction (sufrimiento); cerebrum: anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres (cerebro); peak: top point (punto culminante).

 

Morpheus

beginner
intermediate

The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window. Or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work. When you go to Church. When you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

GLOSSARY:
it is all around us = it surrounds us all
(nos rodea); very room = same room (mismísimo cuarto); turn on =/= turn off (encender =/= apagar); taxes: charges against a citizen (impuestos); pulled over: moved or hidden (desplazado); to blind you: to make you unable to see (para impedir que veas); truth =/= lie (verdad =/= mentira)

 

Neo

intermediate

I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. You're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world ... without you. A world without rules and controls. Without borders or boundaries. A world ... where anything is possible. (Music plays) Where we go from there, is a choice I leave to you. 

GLOSSARY:
afraid of = frightened about
(temeroso de); to end = to finish (terminar, finalizar); hang up: interrupt a telephone conversation (cortar o interrumpir una comunicación telefónica); rules = regulations (reglas, normas); boundaries: frontiers (fronteras); choice: option, alternative (elección, alternativa).

 

Neo and Morpheus

beginner
intermediate

NEO:

This ... this isn't The Matrix?

MORPHEUS:

No. It's another training program designed to teach you one thing. If you are not one of us, you are one of them.

NEO:

What are they?

MORPHEUS:

Sentient programs. They can move in and out of any software still hardwired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent.

GLOSSARY:
training program:
educating program (programa de entrenamiento); designed = developed (diseñado); sentient programs: consciously perceiving programs (programas conscientes); hardwired: connected (conectados).

 

Morpheus and Neo 

intermediate
advanced

MORPHEUS:

We have survived by hiding from them ... by running from them. But they are the gatekeepers. They are guarding all the doors, they are holding all the keys, which means that sooner or later, someone is going to have to fight them.

NEO:

Someone?

MORPHEUS:

I won't lie to you, Neo. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground, everyone who has fought an agent has died. But where they have failed, you will succeed.

NEO:

Why?

MORPHEUS:

I've seen an agent punch through a concrete wall. Men have emptied entire clips and hit nothing but air. Yet their strength and their speed are still based in a world that is build on rules, because of that, they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be.

GLOSSARY:
survived:
continued to live (sobrevivido); by hiding: by preventing people from seeing or discovering us (ocultándonos); running from = escaping from (huyendo de); gatekeeper: someone who controls access (auditores, controladores de ingreso); to guard: to defend (defendiendo, controlando); survived: continued to live (sobrevivido); holding = keeping (conservando celosamente); sooner or later: one of these days (tarde o temprano); fight/fought/fought/fighting: make labored efforts (luchar, pelear); to lie: not to tell the truth (mentir); stood their ground: been standing on their place (pisado su suelo o terreno); to fail =/= to succeed (fracasar =/= tener éxito); to punch: deliver a quick blow (golpear con el puño); concrete wall: brick and cement wall (pared de concreto, de cemento y ladrillos); emptied =/= filled (vaciado =/= llenado); clips: metal frames (marcos de metal); yet = however (sin embargo); strength =/= weakness (fuerza =/= debilidad); speed: acceleration (velocidad, aceleración).

Film info

 

Summary

A rocking science fiction extravaganza about a man who discovers that he is trapped in a virtual dream controlled by sinister overlords.

Starring

Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Julian Arahanga, Marcus Chong, Paul Goddard, Belinda McClory, Robert Taylor, Hugo Weaving.

Director

Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski - Produced in 1999

 

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