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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)


Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss
Hugo Weaving

Directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski

The Matrix Reloaded was like the valley in high hills of The Matrix (1999). Done in 2003 the Wachowski brothers focused more on the graphics than the cast. Also the story just brought more questions than answers, making sure that at the end you will either want to see what is remaining of this series or you will not.

The Matrix Reloaded is not so story oriented like the first, what drew many to the cinema to watch this movie (especially me) was the "Burly Brawl" where Neo had to fight like 100 Agent Smiths. This brawl featured high tech visual effects, higher than the one used in the previous film. The "Bullet Time" technology was set aside and virtual cameras were used to capture some of the effects and complex fight moves that we saw displayed in the “Burly Brawl”.

Now, these exceptionally high visual effects is what makes this movie standout from the rest and the complexity of the action scenes makes every action sequence and fight sequence worth seeing.

The other part of the movie which included the story writing was a low from my view; the character development that we saw in the first is set aside here to focus more on the action scenes and the visual effects.

The movie plot continues from where the first Matrix stopped, now that Neo (Keanu Reeves) realizes that he is "The One" he has many things that he once knew and believed has changed, also changing was the believe of the people in Zion about him, many that doubted saw the things he can do and they too became believers of the prophesy.

But many still doubted, now the machines are closing in on Zion and in The Matrix the source is losing control as the program Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) that Neo killed in the first film, has returned this time as a virus infecting other programs and taking over the matrix.

Now Neo is faced with the sole fact, he must seek out the source and see if he can bring this war to an end and he must stop Agent Smith.

The box office performance of this movie is higher than what the first movie in the franchise brought in. This movie also cost like 2 times more than the firstand took home almost two times as much as the firstmovie did.

As I said the story here is not the main drive for me when it comes to this movie, but the effect is exceptional, one that I’m sure you will not mind seeing, so after you have digested The Matrix (1999), you will not mind seeing this one The Matrix Reloaded.

Fun fact from Wikipedia says: "Around 97% of the materials from the sets of the film were recycled after production was completed; for example, tons of wood were sent to Mexico to build low-income housing."


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