The Matrix

Movie • 1999 • Action  

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Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
This movie contains 62 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is someone stabbed?
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cupofcoffee222
the movie used to be very reality checking for people back in time
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Jezebel
The entire movie is about the biggest collective gaslighting ever.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Jezebel
Trigger warning: there is a brief but graphic shot of an infant in a harmful medical setting.
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Addiction
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bastardlass
In a sense. In one scene a character is forced to choose between a red pill and a blue pill. Later, another character is administered a metallic serum via syringe.
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Is there addiction?
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passerby
multiple characters are shown smoking but no negative effects or other implications of addiction are shown
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AngusDreemurr
there is a brief scene where neo meets a character who is drinking and talking about regretting leaving the matrix, but theres no other drinking other than wine
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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NearEastMugwump
There is no dragon in this movie.
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Are there spiders?
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summeree23
There are machines which do resemble spiders. They attack the ship.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Jezebel
A robot bug harms one of the characters.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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The people in the matrix are suspended in liquid chambers but they are asleep and not struggling
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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bananareen
Cypher is on top of Trinity's body while she is plugged in to the matrix, stroking her face.
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Bringthebrokenbacktolife
More like removed. Neo's mouth is glued shut.
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Bodily Harm
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Jezebel
There is acupuncture
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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OneLuckyDucky
A character has his mouth covered in skin and erased.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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sarahcastic
We are told dead humans are liquified and fed to the living
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passerby
a woman is in danger of being crushed in a telephone box but is uninjured
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Is someone choked?
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OneLuckyDucky
Two characters choke each other in a fight.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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KamiSteele
The main character has his mouth fused closed and a small robotic bug implanted inside his body through the navel. It is later removed through a suction mechanism in the same area. The 'real world' of The Matrix is full of this; humans are born, raised, and die inside womb-like pods, with several ports for attaching wired needles to their bodies. Even after leaving the Matrix they still need to go back through a port on the back of their head. One villain kills several people by ripping out the port while they are still plugged in, with visible blood.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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passerby
Morpheus is shot in the calf, not the Achilles. It still causes him to fall mid-run.
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Jezebel
Spoiler alert: when characters are hurt in the matrix, when looking at their bodies it looks a lot like they're having seizures.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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KEdRuss
A man is in custody, handcuffed to a chair, as he is forcibly administered a drug that is implied to "crack his mind".
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Crow75
There are a few scenes where people are falling off skyscrapers but they don't die from it.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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passerby
i don’t think it’s “excessive” but there is some pretty gross stuff with the bugs. see other categories.
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Children
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passerby
every infant is controlled by a world domination AI. no individual kidnappings are performed or attempted but no baby is really free or with its deserving caretakers
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Does a kid die?
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Jezebel
Trigger warning: there is a brief but graphic shot of an infant that is about to be killed. It doesn't happen on-screen, but the narration says what's happening.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Mythrider
Spoiler: He lives, but he was destined to sacrifice himself.
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Does a major character die?
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Mythrider
Robots - which the whole movie is based off of.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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passerby
A man is arrested by an illegitimate authority, AKA kidnapped.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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A brother
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Wildstorm13
There are very few, which neither would be alarming.

Total Jump Scare Count: 2 (2 Minor)

(Minor) (19:44) (When Neo tries to open his mouth, it transformers into something mutated)

(Minor) (1:19:23) (When Neo looks between the gap on a boarded window, someone's hand suddenly grabs him)


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Jezebel
Spoiler alert: the bad guys can possess people
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Naba
He is in the white room and when Morpheus tells him "I didn't say it would be easy Neo, I just said it would be the truth." Neo walks backwards and starts shouting that he wants out. He awakens in from the simulation and people try to hold him down, eventually though he gets out and gets dizzy, (the camera gets fuzzy too for a few seconds) and then when Morpheus tells him to breathe, Neo v* into a mangrate. It's not hyper-detailed it just looks like


•=-= Trigger Warning? =-=•

if milk had pulp like orange juice. And the sound is like if you exhaled a bit more sharply.

•=-= End of Trigger Warning =-=•


It dosent last long maybe ~3 seconds and then he faints (screen goes black). Hope this helped.

According to HBO Max, he starts panicking and they try to restrain him at 44:30, and 44:50 is when he v*.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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After being punched/shot different characters spit up blood.
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Is there audio gore?
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Mythrider
Off screen, you can see/hear shootouts.
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
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Anonymous
Made pre-9/11, however a helicopter does crash into a skyscraper.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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OneLuckyDucky
In this movie the cops work against the heroes.
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Agents take a man, handcuff him, and keep him in a room
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LGBTQ+
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SiRenfield
Smith referring to Neo as “Mr. Anderson” is basically confirmed to be an allegory for this…that and the movie itself kind of does it retroactively on a meta level
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
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bananareen
No this not ECT. someone uses a lightning canon thing but thats the only time anyone is shocked. the other imagery is people being plugged into a computer. they only move around when they are being shot in the matrix. to me, it was very different from ect imagery in movies and in real life
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TamasMcCoy
Neo is given acupuncture throughout his whole body.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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5
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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9
Does someone have a mental illness?
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6
Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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5
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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20
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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10
Yes
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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YourLocalINTJ
There’s a part where a guy’s eating a steak that really triggered me
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Yes
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passerby
the whole story is widely believed to be an allegory for being transgender, and there are multiple scenes where a metaphorically transgender character is extremely uncomfortable (terrified) of the state of their physical body. These are not related to sex characteristics, but do involve some light and then less-light body horror.
Otherwise, bodies are regularly “invaded” or posessed by the enemies.
Finally, a good character turns the tables on this possession near the end and it’s a little spooky. The Agent is clearly extremely uncomfortable in his body at the time.
Metaphorically, yes.
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KEdRuss
Main protagonist has an existential freak out when he's dropped a hell of a truth bomb by another character about the true nature of Matrix.
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redrosy
The biggest one that comes to mind is when the crew is running from the villains and they are stuck inside a house. They need to climb through the walls to escape & the shots are very tight
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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5
No but someone gets very close to dying via ‘assisted’ suicide
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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1
Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Naba
A little when someone gets dizzy.
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Is there screaming?
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passerby
Neo flips off a man but it’s a “fuck off” not a sexual innuendo
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During shooting scenes there is flashing
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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passerby
not anymore

HEYO
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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passerby
Many people believe this story to be an allegory for being transgender, so any time a character’s “real name” or non-hacker name is used, it might be construed as misgendering. This, to me, is not triggering. Just present in the text.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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26
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Yes
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Anonymous
Switch, who in early versions of the script was a trans woman, dies.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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7
Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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0
There's a shot of a man looking at a pinup.
He also later asks his friend if he wanted a night with the sexy woman he designed for the training program
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One character makes a computer program that looks like a sexy woman in a red dress and he says some pretty objectifying things about her
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passerby
at one point a woman appears in a public space wearing a strapless dress, the first shot revealing her presence shows her bare shoulders. she is clothed but does not initially appear so.
later, a man wakes up in a strange machine naked in a tub of goo, no “bits” or butts are shown.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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12
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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10
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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11
Is someone terminally ill?
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5
Social
Yes
12
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0
0
There's a homeless man watching in a corner in a scene where they are trying to escape
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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0
I mean, not specifically. Only in the sense that they explain that everything we were taught to think is real-is not real.
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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deathhairball
a truck crashes into a phone booth in an opening scene, someone is in the phone booth but they are not harmed
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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5
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Jezebel
Spoiler alert: not a plane, but a helicopter does crash.
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2
Anonymous
A villain is hit by a train but is not injured
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Violence
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Crow75
But there are regular explosions.
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Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
Yes
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KEdRuss
Characters occasionally spit out or cough up blood after taking a massive beating or being shot.
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Does someone drown?
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passerby
A character gets the equivalent of being flushed down a toilet (haha) but he’s good dw
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KEdRuss
This movie has guns... lots of guns -- and a lot of shooting.
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