Written by Mr. Mouseburger 23rd Mar 2006
Kindly submitted by Forfit the Game
The fate of both the Matrix and the real world now relies on Neo managing to work out what he is supposed to do. Back in the Matrix, Agent Smith has grown way out of control, and will soon spread in to the real world if unless he is destroyed. Neo travels to the Matrix alone to confront Smith in one final spectacular showdown. He walks sown the middle of a city street surrounded by a crowd of Smith clones. Then further up the street, the original Smith walks out of the crowd, ready to fight Neo. Smith says a couple of things first before the pair of them charge at each other.
They end up going through a hugely elaborate martial arts fight that starts with them flying up into the sky and then coming crashing down, making a large crater in the street. Smith and Neo do not slow the pace of the fighting, but it is soon clear that there is only going to be one winner of this contest: Agent Smith. Neo is being beaten up convincingly when Smith decides to incorporate his "copy" technique on our hero (this is the technique were Smith sticks his hand in a person’s chest and "copies" himself onto them, turning them into another Smith clone).
However, as a last gambit, Neo allows this to happen to himself and becomes a Smith Clone. Agent Smith asks "Is it over?" and the new Smith nods his head, confirming Smith’s victory. Then something happens that Smith did not intend, the New Smith that was Neo starts to glow and crack before he explodes. Then suddenly the whole crowd of Smiths starts to glow and then explode. Then of course, the real Smith begins to glow, and before he explodes he yells, "NO!". Back in the real world, Neo's dead body lies there, intimating to the audience that he gave his life for the good of mankind. Which was nice.
Note from Mouseburger: if someone can explain what the hell the ending to the film meant, please elaborate - why did Smith die when he killed Neo?