The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded came out in 2003 starting Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss then and Hugo Weaving.
This is the sequel to 1999’s The Matrix, the second installed of what is now four movies.
The Matrix Reloaded is about more of an origin story to the matrix itself. There happens to be a Source, the source code per say to the Matrix and an architect. The Source is very self-serving but didn’t get to the top without making a few enemies. We met the Oracle in the last movie but there is also a key maker in this movie that allows Neo and Morpheus to find the architect. At first, we are introduced to a place known as Zion. Zion is where all those have woken up and know the truth live.
The architect lets us know that this is the sixth creation of the matrix and Neo is much quicker to observe what is really going on then his predecessors but that could be because Neo is in love.
The result of meeting with the architect is what the answer is always the same and that is, is that you have a choice. You have a choice to save Zion and all of humanity to go with it or try and save Trinity.
Neo of course chooses to save Trinity, but Trinity dies but Neo being Neo was able to bring her back to life.
There are many more fights in this movie then in the last and all are beautifully choreographed. There is a highway scene that is of particular interest when the main cast is trying to get the key maker.
The CGI doesn’t hold up and most of it does look to be a bit cheesy at the end of the day. At the time that it came out some of the effects were meant to be a bit cheesy but now they seem even more cheesy.
Would I recommend this movie? Yes, especially if you have watched the first one and you can’t to watch the third installment.
Would I rewatch this movie? Of course, I have, and I will continue to do so.