Review: The Matrix: Reloaded

The Matrix: Reloaded

The first instalment of the Matrix amazed me in so many ways - a visually stunning and innovative film set alongside an original and thought provoking story-line - and is regarded in this way by many others. It therefore goes without saying that any sequel was up against it, and this film had a lot of high expectations laboured upon it.

Weather or not a sequel could do justice to the original or not, my opinion is that it doesn’t - mainly for the fact that it largely piggy-backs on the success of the first and tries to repeat it - especially true in terms of visual effects - bullet time being used unnecessarily, and some of the CGI poor considering the original was famed for its quality and highly applauded.

The story-line however, although flabby in places doesn’t disappoint - to the extent that I really (no really!) needed the loo but held on right to the end! The film provides some plenty of mental stimulus and theories of life too - Merovingian, a funny Frenchman providing a very interesting take on life “you get drunk, you need a piss - cause and effect”. If only I had his powers of seduction, I would also be spending a lot more time in expensive restaurants!

At the end of it all, Warner Brothers will want to know if I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting just as much for the third part of the film ‘Revolutions’ as I was for Reloaded - perhaps more so. I can’t wait!


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Directed by:
Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving
New Line Cinema

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