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

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Freedom fighters Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.

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  • 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.
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