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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 15 May 2003 (USA)
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Neo and his allies race against time before the machines discover the city of Zion and destroy it. While seeking the truth about the Matrix, Neo must save Trinity from a dark fate within his dreams.

Directors:

Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Anthony ... Power Station Guard
Christine Anu Christine Anu ... Kali
Andy Arness ... Police #2
Alima Ashton-Sheibu Alima Ashton-Sheibu ... Link's Niece
Helmut Bakaitis ... The Architect
Steve Bastoni ... Soren
Don Battee ... Vector (as Don Batte)
Monica Bellucci ... Persephone
Daniel Bernhardt ... Agent Johnson
Valerie Berry Valerie Berry ... Priestess
Ian Bliss ... Bane
Liliana Bogatko Liliana Bogatko ... Old Woman at Zion
Michael Budd ... Zion Controller
Stoney Burke Stoney Burke ... Bike Carrier Driver
Kelly Butler ... Ice
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Storyline

In this second adventure, Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracles Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Reload in IMAX: Think big. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Merovengian is named after a dynasty that ruled the Franks (in southern and central areas of modern-day France and Germany) for some three hundred years, from 486 to 751. The name translates as "sons of Merovech" who was the founder of this dynasty. They are known for preventing Islamic gains in their lands in central and eastern Europe. The dynasty was ended by the Pope, who ordered that their ruler be deposed and a new ruler from a different line be installed in his stead. See more »

Goofs

As Morpheus walks away from the wrecked car, the position of his right hand, clenched with index finger pointing straight downwards, would indicate he is gripping his pistol. Yet in the next cut to a view from behind him his right hand is empty. The pacing of the sequence suggest he wouldn't have had time to holster it, yet we see him produce it from behind his back after he has sliced the twins' car. See more »

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[first lines]
Power Station Guard: See you tomorrow.
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Crazy Credits

The WB shield/logo is hidden in the green code during the opening CG sequence and can be seen rotating as the camera starts to pull back and dissolve into the face of the clock. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 16mm print of the film (sent to college campuses, etc.) features some scenes in letterboxed widescreen form and some scenes in Academy ratio (i.e. full-frame). In at least one scene, this format revealed more than the directors intended (see goofs). See more »

Connections

References Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Mona Lisa Overdrive
Written by Ben Watkins and Don Davis
Produced by Juno Reactor
Co-produced by Don Davis
Orchestrated by Ben Watkins and Don Davis
Performed by Juno Reactor
Juno Reactor appears courtesy of Metropolis Records
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Trapped in the curse of Sequels!
5 October 2014 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

The creators of The Matrix Trilogy had repeatedly state that this was conceived as a "Trilogy" from the start. Although I haven't a reason to doubt that, the 2nd (and 3rd) Matrix fall in the tradition that many sequels of good movies suffer from.

Despite the fact that practically the same cast and crew who created the magnificent first part is here for the 2 & 3 (they shot it back-to-back) the movie quickly loses its spirit.

First mistake is the introduction of many many new secondary characters who might not necessarily needed. And these characters are trying really hard to pose as important without that being the case at all.

Second mistake is the forced philosophy that didn't actually had anything to add to that of the original. The attempt for a recreation of the perfectly scripted dialog between Neo and the Oracle in the original is a failed one. For some, including me, it even destroys the feeling of the original dialog by diminishing its great themes.

Third mistake the (experimental) visual effects this time look completely fake. There is a big fight, shot with something that is described as virtual cinematography, and it's more than obvious that...well..it needs lots of work to be believable.

In conclusion when you are trying for bigger and better there is no guaranty that you will succeed. A common thing in movie sequels. A curse, that struck the second (and the third) sequels of the Matrix.


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USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,774,413, 18 May 2003

Gross USA:

$281,576,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$741,847,937
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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