Matrix Bullet Dodge

Matrix Bullet Dodge

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The Matrix Bullet Dodge, also known as Neo's Bullet Dodge, Matrix Backwards Dodge, or Matrix Bullet Time, is an iconic scene in the 1999 film The Matrix. [1] The scene popularized the "bullet time" special effect, where the time shown by the camera slows to show bullets traveling in slow-motion in mid-air.[2]


The scene originated in 1999 in the film The Matrix, directed by Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. During their mission to save Morpheus (Lawrence Fishbourne), Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) kill some soldiers on a rooftop. One of the soldiers turns into an Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) and begins chasing Trinity and Neo. The Smith shoots at Neo after Neo runs out of bullets. The iconic scene begins when Neo dodges the bullets by bending completely backwards before getting shot in the side and leg.


The scene has been parodied throughout popular culture, online and also in other media. Popular online parodies include a Lego remake of the scene, posed November 19, 2009 on YouTube by user LegoAgentJones, which as of May 2015 has over 6,460,000 views.

On June, 29, 2011, YouTube pair "Slow Mo Guys" created a video where they performed the Matrix Bullet Dodge. As of May 2015, the video has accumulated over 4 million views.

On June 29, 2012, user "kippetjetok007" made a 10 hour version of the scene. Since then, the video has accumulated over 40,000 views.

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[1] Wikipedia- The Matrix

[2] TV Tropes- Bullet Time: Film

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