Forget Nero in the phone box. Instead the scene suddenly switches to a group of people sat in a circle in a room. They are taking off immersive headsets and excitedly agreeing that the game was fantastic. Suddenly, two or three of the group reach down and take machine guns out of their bags. They shoot the others, and run. End.
Much more dramatic. Much more aesthetically satisfying.
But of course it would then have been difficult to make any follow-ups.
I saw The Matrix when it was first released - or maybe before - on a long-haul flight in to London Heathrow.
What do you think ?