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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 15 May 2003 (USA)
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Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation.

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 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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Taglines:

Free your mind. 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 character known to us as "The Kid" is actually of the name "Michael Karl Popper", as revealed in the Animatrix series. Karl Popper was a famous twentieth century philosopher, who notably did work on the nature of free will, and the relation of mind and choice to the physical realms. See more »

Goofs

In the freeway chase scene, when the agent jumps on the intermediate car, it flips over. During the second slow-mo shot of it tumbling end over end, a bent piece of the bumper can be seen to leap UP from the ground, become un-bent, and attach itself back onto the car. This process is also visible for several other small pieces of debris on the road. It is NOT simply broken glass bouncing upwards - the bent bumper reassembles as it leaps up, and small metal shards suddenly go from motionless to flying towards the car. Broken glass moves as it would be expected to: away. It seems that the glass may have been edited in later. See more »

Quotes

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

Theatrical edition cuts into the text "To Be Concluded" before proceeding into credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on TBS dubs the excessive use of the word "Shit" to "Shoot" or "Shucks." It also omits the nudity during the scene in Zion about 25 minutes in and the lines "You're fucking dead!" and "I'm gonna fucking kill you!" have the expletives cut out of the scene. Plus some of the car chase was omitted. See more »

Connections

References eXistenZ (1999) See more »

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Chateau
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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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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Release Date:

15 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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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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