|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Movies » Reviews » The Matrix Reloaded (2003) » User review

A great follow up to the spectacular 1999 film

  • Nov 7, 2009
  • by
Rating:
+4
This movie is an adequate sequel, it doesn't quite live up to the original(what sequels do?) what it does is give you a ground-breaking exercise in mind bending, out of this world adventure and special effects. It's a layered and very well made Sci-Fi epic that can very well be a good sequel but saying it surpasses the earth shattering, ground breaking original is a little out of this world. Oh wait! That's exactly what these films are.

The Matrix: Reloaded is exceptional well crafted and blended Science fiction adventure it brings more to the table this time than the first one and with a bigger and more grand style it serves up course after course of mind bending twists, out of this world action and more ground breaking special effects than the first film. This movie is not as philosophical as which is something that made the first so enjoyable ad good, instead Reloaded somewhat discards of the preachy moments of the first film and focuses more on the action and the thrills, which is good and all but that sometimes does not make a movie. No what made this series great was it's dark under tones and malicious story between deceit and truth and the line that sometimes that can get blurred along the way. But is Reloaded a bad movie? No way! Is it a good sequel to the The Matrix? Most definitely. Doe sit live up to the first? Heck yeah!! SO what is it that makes a great movie? Well if you've seen The Matrix and The Matrix: Reloaded than you've seen great film making on a rare and near-grand scale. It bust off the screen in an almost three dimensional style that can't be match or copied for that matter, The Matrix: Reloaded blew all the competition away at the 2003 box office and set a new standard for movie sequel excellence and the way it should be done. It's powerful and brilliant and an ingenious machine that ticks along, slowly counting down the minutes to the end. But honestly if your watching this film will you even care about time? Or anything around you for that matter? No you'll be too caught up in the extravagance and mind boggling splendor of this movie.


Keanu Reeves turns in an adequate performance in this sequel to his super star making role in the first film. He brings more to the table than the first time around and makes the movie oh so much more better than if he wasn't in it. Carrie-Anne Moss was the only let down in this film in the first she was fantastic in this she was dragging herself just trying to keep up with Reeves and Fishburne, Fishburne was also a little stale in this film he doesn't give off the same fascination and vibe that made it so great in the first. But none the less Fishburne holds his own and comes out on top, Hugo Weaving(who I know have great respect for) keeps the same power and intensity that he had in the first film and he raises the bar in this one and goes all in with all two billion of him bring the fight to NEO's doorstep.

It's a wild and insanely fun ride that can't be missed or ignored, it's great fun for anyone with a heart for complex stories and mind bending plot twist. This film delivers more and more each time you watch it and each time you feel differently. It's a great film with a great vibe with amazing eye opening special effects. Its great for anyone in the mood for a good time then look no further than the Matrix: Reloaded it'd your guide to wild, insane and out of this world fun. The Matrix Reloaded delivers.
A great follow up to the spectacular 1999 film

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
3
Thought-Provoking
3
Fun to Read
3
Well-Organized
3
Post a Comment
October 25, 2010
Believe this or not but I didn't really get into these flicks that much, every one around me OVER hyped all of them. Maybe if I watch them now I would end up giving them a chance.
 
1
More The Matrix Reloaded (2003) reviews
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
i give this a 4 for the action and the good effect placed in the movie.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie was a great sequel and kept up the pace of the first movie.
review by . November 20, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Well, they got the
As in what a load for those who didn't catch the sarcasam.      Everyone knows that The Matrix is one of those trend setting, change the way we look at it pieces of movie making and likewise ANY kind of follow up would have been tough to match what the original did.  I REALLY hated giving this one a low score but when you cover up the lack of new ideas with as much pretentious talk and pointlessness I really don't feel so guilty anymore.   …
Quick Tip by . November 20, 2009
Self Serving fanboy geek movie with plenty of gobbledygook dialogue to sound smarter then it is. One great action scene only.
review by . November 28, 2008
The Matrix Reloaded
How could they take one of the best movies ever made (The Matrix) and sequel it with such a piece of tripe?    Even though it has already been said before in other reviews, I still feel compelled to add to the list of disappointed viewers, only to possibly dissuade any other Matrix fans from wasting their money on this movie. I absolutely loved the Matrix, it was an incredible movie full of special effects, great fighting, some really weird stuff going on, and a freshly approached …
review by . December 14, 2003
Neo flies. Trinity dies. Morpheus cries (almost). These are just three of the many scenes of The Wachowski Brothers' "The Matrix Reloaded", one of the most anticipated sequels of the last decade. The film begins with Neo, played by Keanu Reeves. Neo is plagued by nightmares involving the death of lover Trinity (Carrie Anne-Moss). He believes he is seeing the near future. After a few neat CGI-filled scenes that show that to us, we find Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) (the latter of …
review by . May 15, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Some nice FX     Cons: Bad acting, dull plot, and bad setup to the FX/     The Bottom Line: Not as good as the first and a real disappointment.     Amidst productions delays resulting from the deaths of supporting players and injuries to lead actors, “Matrix Reloaded” has arrived. The wave of hype surrounding the film resembled the “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” releases, and is the first of two sequels to …
About the reviewer
C.R. Lopez ()
Ranked #36
Member Since: Nov 6, 2009
Last Login: Jul 7, 2012 09:53 PM UTC
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
Lopez15
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this movie

Wiki

Considering the lofty expectations that preceded it,The Matrix Reloadedtriumphs where most sequels fail. It would be impossible to match the fresh audacity that madeThe Matrixa 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 withThe 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 madeReloadedan explosive hit with criticsandhardcore 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
view wiki

Details

Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: May 15, 2003
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2003
Runtime: 138 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
Polls with this movie
First to Review

"A dazzling Misfire"
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists