The Matrix Reloaded

2003

The Matrix Reloaded

Critics Consensus

Though its heady themes are a departure from its predecessor, The Matrix Reloaded is a worthy sequel packed with popcorn-friendly thrills.

73%

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Total Count: 245

72%

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User Ratings: 942,328
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Movie Info

After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned with the first of two projected sequels that pick up where the first film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have been summoned by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to join him on a voyage to Zion, the last outpost of free human beings on Earth. Neo and Trinity's work together has been complicated by the fact the two are involved in a serious romantic relationship. Upon their arrival in Zion, Morpheus locks horns with rival Commander Lock (Harry J. Lennix) and encounters his old flame Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) has returned with some surprises for Neo, most notably the ability to replicate himself as many times as he pleases. Neo makes his way to The Oracle (Gloria Foster), who informs him that if he wishes to save humankind, he must unlock "The Source," which means having to release The Key Maker (Randall Duk Kim) from the clutches of Merovingian (Lambert Wilson). While Merovingian refuses to cooperate, his wife, Persephone (Monica Bellucci), angry at her husband's dalliances with other women, offers to help, but only in exchange for a taste of Neo's affections. With The Keymaker in tow, Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus are chased by Merovingian's henchmen: a pair of deadly albino twins (Neil Rayment and Adrian Rayment). Filmed primarily in Australia and California (the extended chase scene was shot on a stretch of highway build specifically for the production outside of San Francisco), The Matrix Reloaded was produced in tandem with the third film in the series, The Matrix Revolutions. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Hugo Weaving
as Agent Smith
Monica Bellucci
as Persephone
Gloria Foster
as The Oracle
Harry Lennix
as Commander Lock
Lambert Wilson
as Merovingian
Randall Duk Kim
as The Keymaker
Anthony Zerbe
as Councillor Hamann
Helmut Bakaitis
as The Architect
Neil Rayment
as Twin No. 1
Adrian Rayment
as Twin No. 2
Daniel Bernhardt
as Agent Johnson
David A. Kilde
as Agent Jackson
Matt McColm
as Agent Thompson
Robyn Nevin
as Councillor Dillard
Cornel West
as Councillor West
Alima Ashton-Sheibu
as Link's Niece
Joshua Mbakwe
as Link's Nephew
Che Timmins
as Radio Man
Rupert Reid
as Lock's Lieutenant
Don Batte
as Vector
Valerie Berry
as Priestess
Michael Budd
as Zion Controller
Josephine Byrnes
as Zion Virtual Control Operator
Rene Naufahu
as Zion Gate Operator
Socratis Otto
as Operator on the Vigilant
Paul Cotter
as Corrupt
David Franklin
as Maitre D' at Le Vrai
Tory Mussett
as Beautiful Woman at Le Vrai
Genevieve O'Reilly
as Officer Wirtz
Steve Vella
as Malachi
Clayton Watson
as Michael Popper, the `Kid'
Attila Davidhazy
as Thomas Anderson (age 12)
Christine Mitchell
as Power Station Guard
Austin Galuppo
as Thomas Anderson (age 4)
Nicandro Thomas
as Thomas Anderson (age 2)
Daryl Heath
as A.P.U. Escort
Nick Scoggin
as `Gidim' Truck Driver
Kevin C. Scott
as 18-Wheel Trucker
Stoney Burke
as Bike Carrier Driver
Noris Campos
as Woman With Groceries
Liliana Bogatko
as Old Woman At Zion
Montaño Rain
as Young Thomas Anderson (8)
Marlene Cummins
as Another Old Woman At Zion
Andrew Valli
as Police No. 1
Andy Arness
as Police No. 2
John Walton
as Security Bunker Guard
Kevin Scott
as 18 Wheel Trucker
Steve Morris
as Computer Room Guard
Scott McLean
as Security Bunker Guard No. 2
Nash Edgerton
as Security Guard No. 5
Chris Mitchell
as Power Station Guard
Ray Anthony
as Power Station Guard
Tony Lynch
as Computer Room Technician
Chae Hill
as dancer
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Audience Reviews for The Matrix Reloaded

  • Feb 26, 2017
    Gone is the originality and eerie sense of the unknown from the original, and in with the Hollywood formula of style over substance. The Matrix is undeniably a visually appealing movie- and Reloaded does continue that trait. The action is just as well choreographed as the first, and the highway chase scene is one of the most daring chase scenes in movies. The story, however, takes a noticeable dip in quality and distances us from the character of Neo. It no longer feels like we're discovering this new world of "reality" and virtual world with him, but instead watching him on a TV. It's overcomplicated, which makes the 140 minutes (the same length as the first) seem longer than it should. It's an unnecessary sequel.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2016
    This is in my opinion the franchises way of saying we are about to take a huge drop in reception and box office. The film is a good film I won't doubt that but it covers a lot of material and concepts which are going to be hard to carry over to the next installment. Its great action sequences are still some of the best (especially the highway scene) in sci fi. Though the storys themes are sometimes executed poorly this film is still a fresh film. I'd like to see the rotten tomatoes a little higher maybe a 77% since it really wasn't that much worse from its previous installment.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2016
    After a movie that was so great and so intelligently crafted together piece by piece, everybody had their expectations incredibly high when they announced a sequel. And maybe that was a bad thing. "The Matrix Reloaded" is not as good a film as the first one. Not even close. This movie fails on many of the levels where the first movie really shined. Where the first movie had a very interesting, yet simple story, this movie just goes into the very complicated and throws a plot right in the face of the audience. A plot that I don't even think The Wachowskis really understood themselves. The acting also seems a little bit off this time. Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving seems a lot less interested this time around, where - on the opposite site - Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss really shine in this movie, as well as the new additions like Monica Bellucci who didn't really work the first time I saw the movie, but definitely grew on me as I watched it a second time. This movie is filled with over-complicated plot and story points, and not even the few cool action scenes in the movie can save it.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2016
    While not as coherent as the first film, The Matrix Reloaded is still great fun and attempts (but doesn't always succeed) to add some smarter ideas into the mix along with action that has to be seen to be believed.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer

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