Movie Review: The Matrix

I know this is a popular slightly older movie, so I'm giving a different take on The Matrix.
I loved the action; I don't know why this was rated 'R'. I digress.
I think the most philosophically challenging part of the movie is when Neo enters the apartment of the Oracle (the first time) and sees the other "Potentials". One of the children manages to twist and bend a spoon through the mind-activity of thinking that the spoon doesn't exist; Neo replicates this. The scene raises a plethora of philosophical questions, aside from the obvious question about the spoon's actual existence.
Let's assume that the spoon doesn't exist.
If this is true and the "Potential" believes it is true, how does this relate to the spoon bending, and why should the "Potential" be able to perceive the spoon bend if s/he has blocked all perception of the spoon entirely?
If this is true, why should an outside observer see the spoon bend just by the "Potential's" intense belief in the spoon's nonexistence?
If this is true, and 2 "Potentials" believe it, why should they both perceive a bending spoon?
In short, what effect does a "Potential's" belief of an object's [non]existence have on its appearance to all others?

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