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Keanu Reeves Reveals His Surprising All-Time Favorite Matrix Moments

The 1999 film "The Matrix" is easily one of the most famous science fiction movies. It follows the story of an individual who discovers he's actually living in a simulation that machines have placed humans into while their physical bodies are used as an energy source. It became a major hit upon its release and led to two additional entries, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," as well as an animated anthology film "The Animatrix."

Fans of the franchise were excited to learn of plans to revisit the world of the films in a fourth live-action installment, now known as "The Matrix Resurrections." Lana Wachowski, who co-directed the previous three live-action films, takes on solo directing duties this time, with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith reprising their roles from the earlier films. They are joined by newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, and Neil Patrick Harris. Ahead of the film's release, Reeves spoke in an interview about his all-time favorite moments from the movies, revealing some surprising answers in the process.

Keanu Reeves listed a number of scenes from the first film

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Keanu Reeves was asked about his favorite moments from the trilogy. He started by highlighting two scenes from the 1999 film, the first of which is the meeting between Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Neo (who is still going by the name Thomas Anderson). Their introduction comes at a nightclub, where Trinity tells Neo she's there to warn him and that she knows he's "looking for him."

Reeves also mentioned the first meeting between Neo and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), where the latter explains what The Matrix is. Here, Neo is offered the blue or red pill from Morpheus, which sets up the iconic line, "stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

The actor also noted how much he loves the first dojo training scene with Morpheus, where Neo begins to unlock the true potential of his powers. Additionally, the scene where Neo wakes up in the pod for the first time is a favorite moment of Reeves.

Keanu Reeves also heaped praise on his co-star

Keanu Reeves didn't just highlight scenes from the original "The Matrix," as he also spoke about the courtyard fight he has with Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) in "The Matrix Reloaded." Here, Smith reveals he's changed and brings about multiple copies of himself to attack Neo in an attempt to change him, forcing the hero to fight them off single-handedly.

However, that wasn't the only fight between Neo and Smith that Reeves spoke about, as he also listed the final fight between the duo in "The Matrix Revolutions" as one of his favorite scenes. This moment involves an extended battle between the two in the rain that shows off the extent of both their powers, as they destroy roads and buildings in their attempts to destroy each other. Reeves also spoke about Neo's temporary blindness in "The Matrix: Revolutions" when Smith infiltrates the real world, saying that he had his eyes closed for two days while filming those scenes.

Additionally, Reeves also said working with Carrie-Anne Moss was a highlight for him across all three movies, pinpointing the death of Trinity in "The Matrix Revolutions," adding "but also, every day working with her." Reeves pointed out two solo Trinity scenes he loves: The moment she says "Dodge this" before shooting the agent and the moment she tells herself to get up after escaping a deadly agent duo, both in "The Matrix."

"The Matrix Resurrections" will be released on December 22.