The Matrix Reloaded
Movie Stats & Links
||Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne,
Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Matt McColm, Jada Pinkett
||Leave them at
||If she liked the
first one, she might like this one, but just be more confused
and ask more questions.
||Neo and Trinity
get it on, and lots of nipples during the tribal dancing rave.
||Lots of fighting
||Lots of chasing
||A couple of
||I liked the
car/motorcycle/truck chase scene.
diatribe, mostly because it sounded cool even if you didn't
understand any of it.
||Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
All I know after seeing "The Matrix Reloaded" is that
The Wachowski Brothers have got a lot of explaining to do because
whereas "The Matrix" kinda rapped things up in a nice little package,
and sure it left some things open like how Neo would save Zion, but
for me "The Matrix" finished at a point where sequels weren’t
necessary. "The Matrix Reloaded", however, makes the final chapter a
necessity, and it better do a lot of explaining rather quickly or face
the wrath of millions of movie-goers leaving it as a franchise having
worse sequels than the "Star Wars" anthology.
The Matrix Reloaded
A Movie Review
Trying to explain what
exactly happens in "The Matrix Reloaded" would really take a couple of
chapters, so I’ll just try to keep things simple. There’s a power
struggle going on in Zion as it seems not everyone shares in Morpheus’
(Laurence Fishburne) belief that Neo (Keanu Reeves) can save them.
That and the fact that Commander Lock (Harry Lennix) is jazzing
Morpheus’ old main squeeze, Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith).
Neo, also, has
his own internal power struggle going on, not really sure what his
destiny really is. Sure, everyone’s got their issues, but the main
problem is that the machines have Sentinals boring their way through
the rocks to get to Zion and erase humanity. But do we really care
about what’s going on in Zion? No, we want Neo in the Matrix because
that’s where the action is. Well, again Neo is off to see the Oracle
(Gloria Foster), and again she gives him some cryptic messages, and
now Neo is off to find the Keymaker (Randall Duk Kim), because he
knows the way for Neo to get to the mainframe computer so Neo can take
it out. Since we’re now in the Matrix, we know things won’t be easy
for our band of characters, and other than Neo fighting hundreds of
Agent Smiths (Hugo Weaving) at one time, some really cool teleporting
twins, and his wacky meeting with The Architect (the supposed creator
of the Matrix), we finally get the action we’ve been waiting for in
the movie. But is it enough? Sadly, no, it doesn’t save "The Matrix
Reloaded" from being a blip on the way to the finale maybe because
there is just too much information, no real explanations other than a
speech from The Architect that in the end, doesn’t really make sense,
and whereas "The Matrix" kept everything going at a quick pace, "The
Matrix Reloaded" suffers from to many drawn out scenes that seem more
like filler than essential plot.
There are a lot of cool things in "The Matrix Reloaded," namely the
twins, the Agent Smith fighting scene, and car/motorcycle/truck chase
scene, but there is also a lot of crap, or at least things that seemed
unnecessary. One thing that totally stuck out was the tribal dancing
scene intermixed with Neo and Trinity doing the nasty. Then there was
the ending which left too many unanswered questions. Also a little too
drawn out was the committee meeting which could have really been
wrapped up in seconds rather than the grandstanding that went on.
Ultimately I had two problems with "The Matrix Reloaded." First was
the lack of any answers to too many questions which I really don’t
think can be wrapped up in the final chapter. And last was the pacing
of the movie, which dragged on at too many times, not wrapping you
into the story but rather having you sitting there wondering when the
next action sequence is. That left me only giving "The Matrix
Reloaded" 3 stars out of 5. It’s a definite set-up for the final
chapter, but short of some really cool action sequences, this one just
didn’t have you on the edge our your seat for over two hours, maybe
only about 45 minutes.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!