Thread: Who Stole Whose Plot.
And the main plot in Matrix is that the world is not what it seems to be, that what we believe is The World, is acctually a giant computer program called The Matrix and then there are some people trying to free us from that illusion.
But yes, the doors are very similar. Hum. Well, it's a great idea and it's been used before as well, just not in the same extension. A lot of horrormovies uses doors that leads to other worlds, and the same is for when illustrating dreams.
I got this idea from http://discover.npr.org/rundowns/segment.jhtml?wfId=1297967
Which you can listen too if you wish. The synopsis of the radio piece is:
The science-fiction action film The Matrix and the animated Monsters Inc. may belong to different genres, but they have a striking similarity: both tell the story of an alternate universe fueled by the efforts of humans who are unaware that they are doing the fueling. NPR's Bob Mondello offers his thoughts on the subject.
In Monsters Inc. the little children are certainly aware of the monsters that come into their bedrooms at night, and both 'worlds' are real (ie in The Matrix the world in which the film opens is illusionary).
...infact he looked more like a rather persistant door-to-door salesman to me.