EXT. BUILDING ROOFTOP
MORPHEUS and NIOBE stand atop a building a few blocks away, looking toward the Metacortex building.
ANGLE on NEO
HE FIXES his gaze on the building, then lowers his head and closes his eyes.
THE building tremors slightly, like a heat mirage. Slowly, it starts moving downward.
ANGLE ON: the first level. The exterior glass disappears, vaporizing in a million crystal shards that melt into the air, exposing the hive of office cubicles and corridors within.
The walls, desks and cubicles vaporize, leaving a few hundred people - office workers, security, maintenance men, standing with nothing between them.
The massive LOAD BEARING MEMBERS vaporize.
CUT TO: the bottom of the building. One can look straight through the entire building. WE go through the empty building, passing dazed people, until we pass out the other side, and come to NEO.
HE looks up. The office building is supported by nothing. Slowly, it descends on the stunned people. They rush, screaming, some laughing in hysteria, before the ceiling can come down on them. The last few flee just before the ceiling touches the ground. The second floor melts away just like the first.
EXT. BUILDING ROOFTOP
NIOBE and MORPHEUS stare on in amazement as the building collapses, floor by floor.
"He's doing it."
"I knew it."
CHOI and TRINITY look up in the air at the roof of the METACORTEX building, standing beyond a block of buildings. It sinks toward the ground as a flood of people come screaming around the corner.
"It can't be this easy."
"It's not over yet."
MAN'S VOICE (O.S.)
"Not by a long shot."
CU: TRINITY'S FACE. SOMEONE plants the barrel of a silver Desert Eagle .45 against her temple. TRINITY whips her head backward as it fires. We drop into BULLET TIME as the flame and concussion blossoms in front of her face, ripping her sunglasses off as she drops backward, pulling a pair of MAC-10 Uzis from under her jacket.
THE MAN'S VOICE belongs to AGENT BROWN
CHOI turns, pulling a short weapon from under his coat. It's boxy, with a short barrel the size of a soda can. He plants it in the small of BROWN'S back and pulls the trigger.
A CONE OF FIRE burns straight through brown, blowing steam, flame, smoke, vertebrae, and viscera out a massive hole in his stomach.
CU on the weapon. It recoils on tension coils, discharging a shell the size of a 12-ounce soda can.
What remains of BROWN flies forward. CHOI helps TRINITY up and the retreat into the building and take cover under a window. Through the window, we see military trucks, filled with troops, charging down the street, toward the Metacortex plaza. After the trucks come rumbling, black-painted M1A2 ABRAMS tanks. A black APACHE HELICOPTER flies over the convoy.
CHOI looks through the window as he reloads his hand cannon.
"Holy fucking shit."
"We've stirred up the hornet's nest now."
INT. METACORTEX OFFICE
All material from the Matrix movie: Copyright © 1999 Warner Brothers All Rights Reserved.
The Matrix, Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and all related media, characters, and stories are Copyright © 1999-2007 AOL Time Warner and Village Roadshow Pictures.
© 2001-2008 N. Franken
For all Matrix Movie Transcripts: The Matrix, Reloaded, Revolutions,
Original Matrix Script and the Reloaded-Revolutions Shadow Script