... but I found something worth discussing:
I took away something else from the Matrix trilogy: it is a product of deeply confused people. They want it all. They want individualism and community; they want secularism and transcendence; they want the purity of committed love and the licentious fun of an S&M club; they want peace and the thrill of violence; they want God, but they want to design him on their own screens with their own programs by their own terms for their own needs, and having defined the divine on their own terms, they bristle when anyone suggests they have simply built a room with a mirror and flattering lighting. All three Matrix movies, seen in total, ache for a God. But they can’t quite go all the way. They’re like three movies about circular flat meat patties that can never quite bring themselves to say the word “hamburger.”
Having studiously avoided all the Matrix films, I can't comment on whether or not he's correct about the trilogy, but I do think he's described more than just these films; I think he's described a lot of people in the West. People do long for a god, but only if they're allowed to choose which one. And it's not enough to pick a god described by an actual religion; they have to be able to pick and choose each little characteristic.
A friend of mine and I worked out a rather silly analogy that, despite its silliness, makes a decent point. A lot of people seem to think that God is a buffet: They think that they can pay a small fee (in time, money, whatever) and then they get to choose which parts of God they'll take. But in reality, God is more like the 72 ounce steak at The Big Texan. Either you eat the whole thing, or you're going to have to pay.