Matrix: Reloaded (2003) Movie Review

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Matrix: Reloaded (2003)

2003 | R | Sci-Fi, Action
138 minutes / 2h 18min

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Matrix: Reloaded Plot Synopsis:

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix, and a certain degree of precognition. But a nasty piece of news hits the human resistance: 250,000 machine sentinels are digging to Zion and would reach them in 72 hours. As Zion prepares for the ultimate war, Neo, Morpheus and Trinity are advised by the Oracle to find the Keymaker who would help them reach the Source. Meanwhile Neo's recurrent dreams depicting Trinity's death have got him worried and as if it was not enough, Agent Smith has somehow escaped deletion, has become more powerful than before and has chosen Neo as his next target.

Matrix: Reloaded (2003) Review

When the original Matrix was released, it became a cultural phenomenon and was imitated or parodied all over TV and movies. After many years it was time for the King to reclaim it the throne.

The movie starts off with Neo having dreams of things to come. Everyone is informed that a machine army is digging into the ground to invade the last Human city, Zion. Neo is set on his path’s end and must do what he can to stop the catastrophe. To make things even worse, Agent Smith has some how returned and will do anything to stop Neo and destroy the Matrix so he can escape to the real world. Now anyone in the Matrix can be turned into him and uses that to disguise himself as one of the Zionist known as Bane. The oracle has revealed herself as a part of the Matrix and leads Neo to the Frenchman, a program whose alter ego is a very wealthy man. To finish his path, he must get the key maker who has the key to the end of his journey. This leads to an amazing chase scene that leads to the greatest highway to date. After Neo saves the day, everyone has to work together to get Neo to the mysterious door that will end the war. After something goes wrong Trinity goes into certain death, you make sure Neo makes it there safely. After all the commotion, the most confusing scene begins with Neo in a room with an old man known as the architect, creator of the Matrix. He gives Neo a choice and Neo chose to go back and saved the one he loved over all mankind. When Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus leaves the Matrix, they find out that they were discovered by Sentinels. They leave their ship, and when a swarm of Sentinels goes after them Neo was able to stop them with his mind then falls unconscious. It seems that an attempt to attack the machines went wrong leaving all ships destroyed and only one survive, Bane the one possessed by Agent Smith (HUH?!).

I love the Matrix it was such an amazing movie so it was only natural that I would be hyped about seeing Matrix Reloaded. I was hoping for more of a focus on the idea of what the world of the Matrix is all about but I got confused because nothing new was introduced. The action scenes were great, and the burly brawl was just unreal, in this part is where I can honestly say I was satisfied. The storyline, however, was some how lacking. I don’t know how to describe it, but certain things just didn’t feel right this time around.

  • Matrix: Reloaded Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.29
  • IMDB: 7.2
  • MetaCritic: 6.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3

About Matrix: Reloaded 2003

Title: Matrix: Reloaded
AKA: The Matrix Reloaded
Year: 2003
Runtime: 138 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.64/5 stars from 466,230 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 466,230
MPAA Rating: R
Matrix: Reloaded Cast Starring: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Leigh Whannell, Christopher Kirby, Daniel Bernhardt, Carrie-Anne Moss, Monica Bellucci, Harry Lennix, Nathaniel Lees, Bernard White, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robyn Nevin, Robert Mammone, Ian Bliss, Anthony Zerbe, Matt McColm, Genevieve O'Reilly, David Roberts, Harold Perrineau, Nash Edgerton, Clayton Watson, Essie Davis, Rupert Reid, Rene Naufahu, Gina Torres, Anthony Brandon Wong, Socratis Otto, Lambert Wilson, Collin Chou
Matrix: Reloaded Writers: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Matrix: Reloaded Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Box Office: $281,500,000
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Language: English, French
Country: USA