The RLT Cinema player is located in the widget sidebar to the right. Simply scroll down and click the top video, which is the feature of today’s post.
Today’s feature on RLT Cinema is a clip from The Matrix Revolutions. The original Matrix film was an instant classic, setting a new standard for special effects. The sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, weren’t as well received. Almost everyone I know loved the first film, but hated the sequels. I loved them all. I think both Reloaded and Revolutions are severely under-appreciated. They simply take the premise of the original and drive it to its conclusion. All three films are loaded with philosophical and theological references.
This clip is near the end of the film. Neo and Agent Smith are near the end of their epic final battle. What develops in this scene is a brilliant picture of the truth laid out in Scripture in 2 Corinthians 5:21,
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
By allowing himself to become an Agent Smith clone, Neo destroyed Smith and cleaned out the Matrix, and bartered a peace between the machines and the humans. Likewise, by taking our sin on the cross, Jesus Christ made it possible for sin to be forgiven, and thus bartered a peace between us and God.
The reason I chose this clip is that those of us who are Christ followers need to watch and listen to the music, shows, and movies critically and intentionally. Often, there are spiritual undertones to music, movies, and literature (even if the producers of these things did not intend for their to be). If we will intentional and critically engage with media, we can identify some great discussion points with those who are curious about our faith.
What movies, music, TV shows, and books have you digested that have great spiritual undertones to them?