Okay, here's the spoiler-riffic versions:
- The giant underground complex. If you're going to eliminate the humans every century or so anyway, it makes sense to give them a good place to hang out so that they're easy to find. I mean, the characters never even wonder about how the Matrix found Zion, even though in the first movie its location was all top-secret. There could be dozens of these complexes all over earth; old abandoned manufacturing facilities the Matrix no longer needs, perhaps.
- The dance scene: no spoilers needed.
- I'm still wondering if "you're my idol" boy is a setup for something—for instance, if that other fellow who was rescued at the end is a red herring, and the boy is actually the agent-in-disguise. Of course, he could be a red herring himself; depends on how clever the Wachowskis were feeling.
- Oh, come on. All of those speeches were, among other things, setup for the big-ass plot twist at the end. Choice being an illusion? Shades of Minority Report and other Philip Dick stories in there.
- Alternatively, the Matrix giveth and the Matrix taketh away; Neo's abilities are deliberately provided, then hampered to pull his strings just so, to take him where he needs to be. Or possibly a combination of the two (my own personal theory).
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