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The Matrix Reloaded

This is the year for sequels and trilogies! As usual, the first question is, have you seen the first one in the series? If you haven't seen "The Matrix" (there must be a few people out there), see it before seeing this one, or you'll be constantly saying "Who is he?" "Why are they doing that?" or "Why are they dressed that way?" (I still don't know the answer to that one). Some sequels and Parts 2 or more manage to be stand-alone stories, but here they don't even try. Instead, they answer the question: How many computer special effects can be packed into one movie? Answer: A LOT! Sure, they tuck in some scenes with deep-sounding dialog about the nature of Choice and Free Will, an Our-City-Is-About-To-Be-Destroyed-So-Let's-Dance Rave, and some naked wrestling between Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. But the rest is fighting, car chases, and explosions! Yeah! (This does remind me of a question that came up in "The Matrix"; if these people can dodge bullets, why is Kung Fu the fighting method of choice? But wait, I'm THINKING about it, and the way of the Matrix is to just BE; Be mysterious, be stylish, be cool.) If you like LOTS of action and LOTS of violence, and don't care too much if it makes sense as long as it LOOKS good, check it out. I'm hoping that in the third installment, Neo and crew discover that if they enter the Matrix wearing sweatshirts, baseball caps and no sunglasses, nobody recognizes them.

If you liked the movies below, you'll probably like this one (and visa versa):

  • The Matrix
  • Dark City
Overall Rating: 5 (where 1=Worthless, 10=Fabulous)

Eight-Facet Info Rating, rated on a scale of 0 (None) to 4 (Lots!)):

Humor: 0
Nudity: 0
Sexual Reference: 1
Sexual Activity: 1
Action: 4
Gore: 1
Violence: 3
Profanity: 0


© 2003 Evan M. Nichols