Computer hacker Neo and the rebel leaders continue their fight against the oppressive machine army that is intent on destroying the one stronghold of the Resistance in the second part of The Matrix trilogy.
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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...
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.
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!
I definitely see why everyone hated this movie when it came out. Both Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions have far too much crammed into them and trying to recapture the greatness of the first Matrix is too large a task on its own. It's not as great as I used to think it was, but still not entirely deserving of the lambasting it initially got. Besides, how the hell could they top the original?
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.
I watched it again a while ago and it seems as if it's framed for 4:3 television... only one half of the 2.39 frame is used for about 90% of the movie. Especially dialogue scenes. Has anyone else noticed this?
I feel like this overshadowed the first Matrix in some senses, but that may also be due to further character development especially for that of Neo. Pretty cool, not great, but a good addition to the series.