A friend of mine discovered this artice that delves into the real-world (as in, ours) philosophy and theology of the movie(s). Includes everything from why Neo is the 6th incarnation of The One to the purpose behind the Merovingian and why his wife's name was Persephone. Very few things in this movie are done without purpose, even if the purpose isn't instantly obvious for the ADD-minded types that our culture seems to breed. http://www.corporatemofo.com/stories/051803matrix.htm Well worth reading, even if you didn't like the movie (maybe it'll even offer a better understanding and appreciation of it if you didn't), IMNSHO. Enjoy.