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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.


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


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


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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Free your mind. See more »


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The modeler of the Nebuchadnezzar put his initials in the back details of the ship. It's hard to see clearly, but when the ship enters the dock in Zion, the rear of the ship fills the frame. Look in the upper left corner for a stylized JHD and upper right corner for a mirrored version of it. See more »


After the Nebuchadnezzar enters to Zion for the first time, Neo, Trinity, Link and the Boy are walking through the deck. Neo's head connector is missing in several close shots of the back of his head. It is later seen that Neo's head connector is hidden beneath his hair, rather than visible from the back. See more »


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

The trailer for Matrix Revolutions is shown at the end of the credits. 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 »


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Sleeping Awake
Written by P.O.D.
Produced by Howard Benson
Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Performed by P.O.D.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Much better the second time around
12 December 2019 | by Med-JastaSee all my reviews

I did not like this very much the first watch. But after watching Revolutions, which I thought was much better, I gave this another chance. The first time you are of course wondering where the story is taking you and it ends up being basically no where. Then Revolutions does go there.

Because Reloaded is a second movie, it's the first half of the second movie. With that knowledge this first act becomes much better. Sure the action scenes go on a little too long, while they are very cool, but the second time when you aren't wondering about the plot you can enjoy them a little more.

Maybe it would have be easier if they called this movie part one.

My only problem with this movie is that it's uneven. There is over an hour of laying down plot line after plot line. Then action scenes that are very long and lose their significance to the story about half way through.

Now all of the dialogue and action scenes are very good but there should have been a little bit of break up to make it easier on us and even it out. The last third corrects this problem though.

Very good after a second viewing. The two movies are structured like one movie. It's really like watching The Empire Strikes Back, pausing it after Darth Vader shows up at cloud City and waiting 6 months to finish the movie.

Please give it another chance and you will enjoy.

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Release Date:

15 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,774,413, 18 May 2003

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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