The Matrix: Reloaded

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Warner Bros. Released 2003

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Movie Summary

Director:
Andy Wachowski , Larry Wachowski
Released:
2003
Rating:
R

The film picks up with Neo's dream of Trinity's impending doom, as the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar returns to the last human city of Zion. Morpheus learns that the machine army is digging straight down towards Zion and plan to invade and eradicate it. As Morpheus plans for Zion's defense, Neo returns to the Matrix to consult the Oracle. She informs him of his new quest, to find the Keymaker who can lead him straight to the source of the Matrix. Then and only then can the machines be stopped. It is up to Neo to use his powers to save the Keymaker from his imprisonment, fight off the now stronger and multiplying Agent Smith, save Trinity from her prophesied demise, and find the source to stop the destruction of Zion.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Delivers enough thrills, kicks and cool moments to satiate geeks, fans and mere general viewers worldwide -- until the "Revolutions" installment wraps up the trilogy in November.

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Relax, the staging of the action sequences is as viciously elegant as you've been primed to expect, though there is a dispiriting more-of-the-same aspect to the picture.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    If a concept is to sustain itself over a multipart story, it must make an emotional connection, and this "Reloaded," especially with stars cast for their lack of affect and affinit...

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    9.0
    Contrary to everything we know about trilogies, the sequel to the Matrix is considered to be the best of the three films. The reason is simple, as this is where we get into the heart of the story. The first film was equivalent to the pilot episode of a TV show, where we are introduced to the characters, terms, and locations. In the second installment of the Matrix we are introduced to the real struggle and get a look inside the legendary underground city of Zion. The humans there have learned of a plan by the machines to tunnel through into the city and want to come up with a way to stop them. While Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) believes that Neo (Keanu Reeves) is the key to stopping the whole thing, most of the other are skeptical. In Reloaded, Agent Smith doesn't play as large a role as in the first film, for that matter, neither does the Matrix itself, which makes it almost like a stand alone rather than a sequel. Reloaded isn't just a great Sci-Fi story as it features one of the best action sequences and chase scenes I have ever seen, following the groups interaction with the Merovingian. While the film was great and does top the original, the Directors once again tried to use never before seen special effects. While it worked well in the first film, it doesn't help the second. Many of the fight scenes with the agents become so computerized, that at points they actually seem to be animated, and those scenes hurt the film. Other than that minor inconvenience, I can't find anything wrong with this film. It is Science Fiction at it's best, featuring an perfectly cast group of actors, some edge of your seat intensity, and of course a very unique story. All that makes the Matrix Reloaded one of our must see movies!moreless
  • Not as good as the first?

    8.5
    No, but pretty close. Good.

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    • Production budget - $150,000,000
      Domestic gross - $281,576,461 (4th)
      Worldwide gross - $742,128,460 (3rd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $381,038,793
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $1,004,273,339


    • Other production companies:
      Village Roadshow Pictures
      Silver Pictures
      NPV Entertainment
      Heineken Branded Entertainment

    • Filming locations:
      Oakland, California
      Alameda, California
      Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Latham Square Building, Oakland, California
      Nimitz Freeway, Oakland, California
      Oakland, California
      Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Sydney Central Business District, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Webster Tube, Oakland, California
      White Bay Power Station, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    • Taglines:
      1. Free your mind.
      2. Reload in IMAX: Think big.
      3. Reload before the revolution begins.

    • Music:
      Furious Angels

      Written and Produced by Rob Dougan
      Performed by Rob Dougan
      Komit
      Written by Ben Watkins, Paul Jackson and Mike Maguire
      Zion
      Written, Produced and Performed by Fluke
      Teahouse
      Written by Ben Watkins and Gocoo
      Performed by Juno Reactor and Gocoo
      Burly Brawl
      Written by Ben Watkins and Don Davis
      Performed by Juno Reactor vs. Don Davis
      Cues
      Written by Malcolm Williamson
      Chateau
      Written and Produced by Rob Dougan
      Performed by Rob Dougan
      Dread Rock
      Written by Paul Oakenfold and Ian Green
      Mona Lisa Overdrive
      Written by Ben Watkins and Don Davis
      Performed by Juno Reactor
      Calm Like a Bomb
      Written by Zack De La Rocha, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk
      Performed by Rage Against the Machine
      Reload
      Written by Rob Zombie and Scott Humphrey
      Performed by Rob Zombie
      Sleeping Awake
      Written by P.O.D.
      Performed by P.O.D.
      Session
      Written by Linkin Park
      Performed by Linkin Park
      When the World Ends
      Written by Dave Matthews and Glen Ballard
      Performed by Dave Matthews Band
      Niaiserie
      Written by Don Davis
      Performed by Kerry E. Walsh and Frank Marocco
      Lucky You
      Performed by Deftones
      This Is The New Shit
      Performed by Marilyn Manson

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Themes

quest for hope, alternate history, fight for survival, end of the world, life vs. death