I like the Wachowskis because they always try something new. Their stamp is visual innovation, never shooting the same film twice, not even within a trilogy. Reloaded displays the full potential of The Matrix; the breadth of its characters/programs, sociopolitical structures, and operating logic. In turn this influences the Wachowskis' formal exploration into the surreality of the world...
I'll admit: I don't hate the sequels as much as everyone seems to. In "Reloaded" I liked that we got the chance to visit Zion. The question of whether fait is immutable or not is always an intriguing one to depict. I don't know if we need the twist that came with the Architect's revelation but the twins, the highway chase for the Keymaker, Belluci's Persephone, the battle with the sentinels... overall I liked it!
Continuando, em MATRIX RELOADED, a maior ilusão humana é desmistificada: o livre arbítrio é a maior conversa para boi dormir que se tem notícia. Está tudo planejado, do primeiro ao último dia de sua "vida". Possíveis "desvios" no miolo são logo consertados. Pena que o "bullet effect" e as lutas intermináveis e idênticas estragam o blá blá blá filosófico que eu tanto gosto.
Only reason to see this movie is for the action scenes. Besides that huge waste of time. So many ridiculous scenes just to waste time. And some of the special effects looked bad when they kept cutting from computer animation to real life it just looked bad.
Weaving is even more diabolical, the action scenes are hyper-thrilling, frequent and imaginative, the characters develop and the Wachowskis' world is built upon in intriguing new ways (the hall of doors, the architect and the rebellious programs among my favorite examples of this). As a sequel, I found and still find it euphoric, and I find it sad that I seem to be the dissenting opinion in that regard.