I agree , watching the master workshop reminded me lots of Morpheus' speechs . Obviously the film lacks Toms detail but it certainly is a good starting point . Also I like how it mirrors little buddah which keanu reeves also stars .
The matrix 1 is a very complex multi layered film , nothing is obvious and takes many views + personal experience to fully understand . The other two , though disappointing (i suspect by how bad some of the bits are that the Hollywood machines got involved and turned it into something it wasn't supposed to be ) are full of information theory . Here's a really good doc that details all three movies connection with different religions and philosophy's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1jHx29C70
Also there's a good interview with one of the directors and Ken Wilbur if you search youtube.