The Matrix Reloaded

Production year: 2003

Science Fiction R   Running time: 2:18

IMDB rating:   7.2     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Considering the lofty expectations that preceded it, The Matrix Reloaded triumphs where most sequels fail. It would be impossible to match the fresh audacity that made The Matrix a global phenomenon in 1999, but in continuing the exploits of rebellious Neo (Keanu Reeves), Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) as they struggle to save the human sanctuary of Zion from invading machines, the codirecting Wachowski brothers have their priorities well in order. They offer the obligatory bigger and better highlights (including the impressive "Burly Brawl" and freeway chase sequences) while remaining focused on cleverly plotting the middle of a brain-teasing trilogy that ends with The Matrix Revolutions. The metaphysical underpinnings can be dismissed or scrutinized, and choosing the latter course (this is, after all, an epic about choice and free will) leads to astonishing repercussions that made Reloaded an explosive hit with critics and hardcore fans alike. As the centerpiece of a multimedia franchise, this dynamic sequel ends with a cliffhanger that virtually guarantees a mind-blowing conclusion.

Features

Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries

Special features

Preload: Get Behind The Scenes
The Matrix Unfolds: A Look at The Matrix Phenomenon
The Freeway Chase: How They Did It
Get Me An Exit: Inspired Design and Advertising
Enter the Matrix (Making the Game, What Is the Animatrix?, The MTV Movie Awards Reloaded, Web Links)
The Matrix Reloaded