The Matrix Reloaded [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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The first of two sequels to the 1999 blockbuster. Keanu Reeves returns as Neo, joined by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to continue their fight against the Machine Army - wearing their by now familiar long black overcoats and dark glasses. Zion, the last human city on Earth becomes the battleground as Neo discovers new super-human abilities, although things become complicated because he and Trinity have embarked on a serious romance. The film was shot in tandem with the third instalment 'The Matrix Revolutions'.
The Matrix Reloaded delivers added amounts of everything that the first film had, with the exception of surprises. We see more of the "real world" in the "last human city" of Zion and we go back to the 1999-look urban virtual reality of the Matrix for more encounters with artificially-intelligent baddies and--the real reason you've turned up--a lot more martial arts superheroics.
The downside is that this is just part one of a two-pack of sequels, with Revolutions required to tie up the story and sort out a great deal of plot confusion. There are other problems: none of the stars have much good material to work with outside the fights and stunts, which makes the film sorely miss the mix of science fiction thrills and character interplay of the original instalment.
However, the Wachowski Brothers still deliver more than enough stand-alone instant classic action sequences to make you ignore their duff script: in particular, Reeves and Hugo Weaving square off in a rumble that gets dicey, as more and more identical Weavings come out of the woodwork to pile on the lone hero; and a full quarter of an hour is devoted to a chase through the Matrix that lets Laurence Fishburne shoulder the heroic business. A last-reel encounter with a virtual God, the architect of the Matrix, finally delivers some major plot advances, but the scene is so brilliantly shot and designed--with Reeves framed against a wall of TV screens that show multiple versions of himself--that it's easy to be distracted by the decor and miss the point of what's being said. --Kim Newman
On the DVD: The Matrix Reloaded two-disc set amazingly has very little in-depth stuff on this physically impressive movie; there's not even a commentary track. Perhaps the Wachowski Brothers want to keep their enigmatic aura, or perhaps there's a better DVD coming after the trilogy ends? Best here is the 30-minute feature on the incredible freeway chase: here you get the inside scoop on how the titanic 12-minute sequence was put together. There's plenty of material on the second disc, but it's just filler, with the actors talking about how great it is to work again with the Matrix team and plenty of quick edits of explosions and other "cool" things. There's a segment on product placement, 30 minutes on how the video game was created and the MTV Movie Awards parody. The features feel more like pre-movie hype than post-film deconstruction. Dolby 5.1 sound is suitably spectacular--but there's no DTS option--and the super-wide 2.40:1 picture is, of course, pin-sharp, bringing out all the lavish detail and highlighting the contrast between the green-hued Matrix and the grimy grey real world. --Doug Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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MATRIX RELOADED follows the legendary 1999 smash hit THE MATRIX, shot back-to-back with the second sequel MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, it feels the sequels were "rushed out", as they both are hugely disappointing and nowhere near the quality of the original film. I was quite surprised at how someone could completely screw up a trilogy like this, and had I known this I would have just picked up the single Blu-Ray of part 1 rather than to waste money on the box set.
Where THE MATRIX was original, new, groundbreaking and truly visually stunning, MATRIX RELOADED starts out really slow and utterly boring. When the action does start, the "WOW!-Effect" no longer applies. So, we get to see Neo facing multiple Mr. Smiths? Yawn! Overly long and tedious! The story of MATRIX RELOADED offers no surprises; add bad pacing and you already have a fatal mix: I found it very hard to sit through the 138 mins. with really nothing to grab my attention and I kept pressing the "Display" button to see how long the movie was still going to run. Overall at times it felt like a cash-in rather than a well-thought out sequel.
In the acting department Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) is by far the only good character in the sequel, while Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) appear wooden images of their former selves. Mr. Smith's (Hugo Weaver) performance is lost to a bad script for his character. What a pity, he deserved much better (and got it in THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies). I did not care for the Oracle in the original movie, but she undergoes a change of character here (not the actress's fault), that makes it even worse.Read more ›
So what's good and what's bad about The Matrix 2? Well, let's start with the good.
First off, The Matrix Reloaded is (in parts) jaw-droppingly spectacular in scale and confidence with three or four breath taking action sequences that go beyond anything else ever attempted on celluloid. This is the all-new flying and exploding upgrade and The Wachowskis, Yuen Wo-Ping and John Gaeta's effects wizards have combined to create some stunningly original sequences. The best of which include; Neo (Keanu Reeves) battling 100 Agent Smiths (Hugo Weaving), a chateau sword-fight and in particular a lengthy freeway set sequence where Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, indulge in a free for all with Agents Johnson, Jackson and the virtually indestructible Merovingian twins. On this basis alone The Matrix Reloaded completely delivers (and then some) exactly what its fans want and the second half of the movie is nothing short of excellent but the first hour in particular contains some very glaring faults.Read more ›
The opening titles sent a tingle down my spine and the sight of Trinity, leather clad, is enough to spark my interests. That aside the first half hour was slow going but worthwhile in my mind, the story is just as important as the action. It was good to see the real world and see what the fight was all for. Once inside the Matrix the action was awesome and the scene with the many Agent Smiths was breathtaking along with the car chase, which had me dodging the traffic. The action is just as good if not better than the first and Neo does it all without breaking into a sweat, now that's coolness for you!
Yes the lines can be cheesy at times but wasn't the first? This is a different film to the first, a film in it's own right and yet a part of something greater. The film isn't for those with short attention spans, you have to concentrate and follow the story especially when Neo is in the room with the architect, that takes concentration but doesn't it raise some serious questions. It does for me and I can't wait to see Matrix Revolutions, what is the truth and how will it all end?
I don't want to give too much away for those who haven't seen the film but if you haven't seen the film then ignore all the bad reports, what do they know, judge for yourself and I'm sure the Matrix will have you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good if you have not seen "the Matrix". not quite as good, but better than
some films that pass for enjoyment these days
I love the Matrix trilogy, I have seen the first matrix many times and have only recently watched them in order and forgot how good they are. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zack
Four years after its brilliant predecessor this sequel appeared, expanding the Wachowski’s dystopian vision of a future Earth. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Call me Al
The not-so-good second part of the Matrix trilogy but still well worth watching.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer