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The Matrix Reloaded

Keanu Reeves , Monica Bellucci , Andy Wachowski , Lana Wachowski    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (890 customer reviews)
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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. --Jeff Shannon

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5.0 out of 5 stars good movie April 5 2004
Format:DVD
i was just chilin out maxing relaxing shooting some b-ball with a couple freinds when thes men start making trobule in my neighorhood and my momma syas to ur aiunti and uncle in bell air when i whilsted for a cab i said yo hoe smell you later, i was finally ther to sit on my thrown as teh pricne of bel air.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastique June 8 2013
By madcat TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Une série de film qui vous plonge dans un imaginaire temporel incroyable et tellement imaginatif je les réécoute aux 2 ans sans jamais m en lasser
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sci-fi carrying a powerful metaphor Nov. 24 2007
Format:DVD
The Matrix Trilogy must be one of the most significant films of our time, and is likely to go down as an all time sci-fi classic along with the likes of Blade Runner. It is obviously laden with symbology fished from a variety of sources, but I wonder if the Watchowski brothers realised just exactly how powerful a metaphor for our reality they were creating.

The central premise that our lives are not 'real' but are steeped in illusion in order that our life force may be fed upon whilst we are enfenced unwittingly like cattle - this is a relevant and powerful message on many levels. It can easily be seen that this is true on a superficial level, with the rampant rise of ultra-aggressive capitalist consumerism, whereby everyone is 'sold a dream' in order to siphon off all income to profit the few, but it goes deeper than that, and can be used to catch a glimpse of some ideas on the true nature of reality. The overlap with material such as Castaneda is remarkable, with stories about the archetypal predator who is invisible, and feeds on us because he has 'given us his mind'. In all, it is a striking metaphor for the human condition.

Of course the great thing is that, even if you don't want to explore things to those levels, taken at surface value as a piece of entertainment, the Matrix is still a fantastic sci-fi/action trilogy, with colourful characters, awesome visuals, and a solid original plotline. Taken as a trilogy, this is a fantastic piece of film-making artwork, and the second episode seizes the now-established story and runs with it. The only let-down, as many have said, is that the second film ends abruptly and doesn't really stand up on its own as a self-contained entity - though it is always going to be difficult to be the 'middle' of a trilogy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOP movie on many levels! Nov. 17 2007
By Aeneas
Format:DVD
I know of friends who only saw the first Matrix movie and that is a shame, as all three parts of the trilogy belong together as the journey of Neo and the change that happens to him along the way. It is a fantastic job that has been done in keeping the quality at the top without descending into making B-grade follow up movies as is often the case with sequels.

It is a movie that can be seen on many levels. Some will see it just as a great action movie which it is, but there is so much more to this film. It is a fantastic depiction of the journey of the spiritual seeker and the difficulties that he encounters within himself as he starts pushing against the prisons of his own mind and the multitude of programs that operates and which keep us small.

It also neatly depicts the way humans are kept as 'food for the moon' in Gurdjieff's words or simply food for ultra terrestrials. In the film this is depicted as humans, being little less than cultivated biological batteries for the machines.

The story is part of a trilogy and all three parts are worth watching more than once, as you will undoubtedly see new things each time. Things that start making sense only after some time of reflection and reading. In this regard I can recommend reading the book by Ouspensky called "In Search of the Miraculous", and the book by Laura Knight-Jadczyk called "The Secret History of the World".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best action ever seen, but... Sept. 6 2003
Format:DVD
Do sequels stink? Ah, that eternal question. And the only right answer is: yes, but there are exceptions to the rule.
Now, is the overhyped Matrix Reloaded worth the criticism and/or praise? There's not an easy answer, since it's in fact only half of the movie and depending on the Matrix Revolutions to lift it up there with the Back To The Future II or sink it to Speed II (which is why Speed III wasn't made).
Let's examine the evidence bit by bit and make a conclusion of the whole...
Story - good, although it could be a lot better. And those 15-20 minutes after the initial action, including the sex-scene and Zion dancers should've been cut. Thanks to the DVD chapter system, that will be avoidable now!
Characters - some small development here and there (Neo as Jesus, Morpheus' beliefs a minority), but nothing worth writing home about. Some new characters (Niobe, Architect) clearly haven't played their whole role yet. And if Merovingian doesn't appear in the Revolutions with a significant role to play, I will feel cheated - not because he's a wonderful character (he is not) - but because it'll be clear he was put there to "look cool and speak some french" and not serve any higher narrative purpose. Also, it'll be a shame not to see a little more of Monica Belluci...
Action - the best directed and choreographed action you've ever seen. Outdoes the original Matrix, which is a tall order by itself. Finale on the freeway is unbelievable!
Dialogue - Machines are keeping us alive, while blah, blah, blah... Cause and effect... blah, blah, blah... Pretty boring when you hear it twice, but it's the same for the original.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Keanu Reeves plays Buddha in black
Once again the graphics outstretched the story, and for this day and age the CGI did not exceed that of most movies. Read more
Published on Sept. 17 2010 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars What I think
The product was exactly what I wanted and was in perfect condition. I recieved the DVD very quickly. Thank you.
Published on Oct. 30 2009 by M. N. Totten
5.0 out of 5 stars Film d'action et science fiction dans les dimensions de l'esprit
Détail: Les sentinelles sont partout. Smith se clone, Neo s'envole.. Mais un être élu doté de nouveaux pouvoirs stupéfiants ne suffira peut-être pas... Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2009 by I. Theoret
2.0 out of 5 stars random and incoherent
this is the second movie in the Matrix saga.it chronicles the
continuing fight of the resistance to free humanity from continuing
enslavement from the machines which keep... Read more
Published on Feb. 23 2008 by falcon
4.0 out of 5 stars Keanu Reeves plays Buddha in black
Once again the graphics outstretched the story, and for this day and age the CGI did not exceed that of most movies. Read more
Published on June 29 2006 by bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie; some bad scenes.
This is another short review, but less is more. So... another great FX film, another great story, but some fight scenes were stretched out too long, even though they rocked. Read more
Published on Sept. 16 2005 by RICK
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie
The fight scenes were great; the graphics were amazing... the dancing was a bit fluffy (is that all they do down there... well, but, hey, what else is there to do?)... Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by K. Coleman
2.0 out of 5 stars Say What?
If you disengage your brain you might enjoy Elrond of Rivendale by case attacking Neo in his Priest's get up, but by the time, you are skirting dangerous toward brain burnout! Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Deborah MacGillivray
2.0 out of 5 stars Say What?
If you disengage your brain you might enjoy Elrond of Rivendale by case attacking Neo in his Priest's get up, but by the time, you are skirting dangerous toward brain burnout! Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Deborah MacGillivray
3.0 out of 5 stars Surpasses Reloaded but falls quite short of the original...
I absolutely loved the original Matrix. I still do. It got me thinking about things I'd never considered all that seriously, such as the potential negative implications of... Read more
Published on July 2 2004 by The Trudger
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