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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 15 May 2003 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Power Station Guard
Christine Anu ... Kali
... Police #2
Alima Ashton-Sheibu ... Link's Niece
... The Architect
... Soren
... Vector (as Don Batte)
... Persephone
... Agent Johnson
Valerie Berry ... Priestess
... Bane
Liliana Bogatko ... Old Woman at Zion
... Zion Controller
Stoney Burke ... Bike Carrier Driver
Kelly Butler ... Ice
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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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Reload before the revolution begins. See more »

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,774,413, 18 May 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$281,492,479, 26 October 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$742,128,461, 25 November 2011
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Trivia

The original plan for releasing this film and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), was to release them several weeks apart, not months. See more »

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In the scene just before the big 100 Agent Smith's fight, we see Neo and the Oracle talking on a bench. In one shot we see that the Oracle has her arm on the bench's back, then in the following shot we see her put her arm down by her side or on her lap, then in the following shot after this its back on the back of the bench. See more »

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Trapped in the curse of Sequels!
5 October 2014 | by See 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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