I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “The Matrix” is, at best, a well-made summary of previous easterns and cyberpunk movies such as “Total Recall”, “Akira” or “Ghost in the Shell”. I found a nice video that compares several scenes, sometimes ‘to the detail’ references, created by Robert Wilson of “Everything is a Remix”. If you have never thought about this before, you should check it out. Also, you should watch all mentioned movies if you have not seen them yet.