The Matrix Reloaded An insanely pretentious and dazzling cyberaction sequel. Neo (Keanu Reeves), the former hacker who has been unplugged from the technological delusions of the Matrix, is… The Matrix Reloaded An insanely pretentious and dazzling cyberaction sequel. Neo (Keanu Reeves), the former hacker who has been unplugged from the technological delusions of the Matrix, is… 2003-05-15 R PT138M Action/Adventure Sci-fi and Fantasy Laurence Fishburne Carrie-Anne Moss Keanu Reeves Monica Bellucci Randall Duk Kim Nona Gaye Matt McColm Jada Pinkett Smith Adrian Rayment Neil Rayment Hugo Weaving Joel Silver Warner Bros.
Movie Review

THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 15, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 138 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves; Distributor: Warner Bros.; More

An insanely pretentious and dazzling cyberaction sequel. Neo (Keanu Reeves), the former hacker who has been unplugged from the technological delusions of the Matrix, is now grappling with the paradox of predestination: If he has been ordained as ''the One,'' does he have any more choice than those enslaved by the Matrix? These are the sorts of thoughts that lead everywhere and nowhere, and much of the film is weighed down by an atmosphere of sodden, junky, faux-Kubrickian philosophizing. And yet. If The Matrix Reloaded is a trip through high-toned mediocrity, it's one of the most wizardly mediocre movies in quite some time. The sci-fi fight scenes, including a spectacular 14-minute chase, fly past the first film in terms of imaginative logistics; they just about make your eyeballs dance.

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints
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