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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Anu ...
Police #2
Alima Ashton-Sheibu ...
Don Battee ...
Vector (as Don Batte)
Valerie Berry ...
Liliana Bogatko ...
Old Woman at Zion
Stoney Burke ...
Bike Carrier Driver
Kelly Butler ...


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. Written by Soumitra

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,241,362 (Australia) (16 May 2003)


$281,492,479 (USA) (24 October 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Written and Produced by Rob Dougan
Mix and additional production by Peter Craige
Conducted by Mark Kilian
Orchestrated by Mark Kilian with Rob Dougan
Performed by Rob Dougan
Rob Dougan appears courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Perhaps overloaded, but definitely groundbreaking
26 February 2004 | by (Veenendaal, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Watching The Matrix Reloaded, one is absolutely entitled to say that it is overloaded, too lengthy action sequences for instance, and indeed, a way too lengthy dancing scene in Zion. But next to that, it is obvious that this sequal to The Matrix (1999)takes the story to a whole new dimension. Different characters define the working of the matrix, and the meaning of life itself, in different ways, depending on their onthological background. A conclusion is not (yet) given, which adds to the movie a kind of postmodern quality. For as far as the action sequences are concerned: Groundbreaking. You'll see stuff that you've never seen before. Sometimes the scenes are a little lengthy, which harmes the narrative, but that is compensated easily by the visual spectacle. And yes, the Architect at the end is difficult to understand, but when you watch the film more than once, you'll find out that it does make sense what he says. All together this movie may not be as fantastic as 'The Matrix', but it is definitely a good movie that will keep you thinking for a while.

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