This ‘Matrix’ Photoshop battle will make you want to be called back to 1999

The first Matrix movie was released in 1999. And even though it’s nearly two decades later, there’s always time to relive one of Keanu Reeves’ greatest film achievements by engaging in a Reddit Photoshop battle with Neo and Trinity.

Why are we doing this now, you might ask? The answer: Who cares?

Here’s the original photo (in which it appears the two are about ready to head off to prom):

Now, let the battle begin with Keanu trying to comfort Keanu.

The predictable (yet still fantastic) face swap.

Hey, who invited John Travolta to this face swap?

And Joe Biden?

And hell, what’s Putin doing there?

Ah, here’s a couch some of you might recognize.

Not surprisingly, the couple is stuck in the matrix.

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And this is what would’ve happened if Neo had taken the blue pill instead and remained unknowing about the matrix.

Blue pill Christmas

And might as well cross-post it into other fanciful movies.

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But the winner of the battle is likely this entry.

And not necessarily because of the photo. But because of the GIF explaining how it was all done.

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As Morpheus explained, the rabbit hole for this battle was deep, and thank goodness we took the red pill so we could see it all.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.