Neo and the rebel leaders have 72 hours to stop
250,000 machines from finding Zion and destroying it.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Written and Directed by Lilly Wachowski and Lana Wachowski
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Harold Perrineau,
Monica Bellucci, Gloria Foster, Randall Duk Kim, Harry Lennix,
Nona Gaye, Lambert Wilson
Sequel to 1999's The Matrix
The first Matrix film was so incredibly original and entertaining. This sequel, while enjoyable at some times, mostly feels preachy and loaded with philosophy that makes no sense. The performances are overshadowed by nonspecific dialogue that seems like it was written in a hurry.
Frankly, if it wasn't for the awesomely choreographed fight scenes this film wouldn't really be worth the trouble. Now that Neo has fully embraced his destiny, we get to see him really kick some ass. The fight at the Merovingian's house is truly exciting and the freeway chase scene is fun as well. The film gets really weird in the third act, though. A weirdness that continues to travel into the third film and becomes the basis for the finale.
The Matrix Reloaded does the first film justice while simultaneously bringing something new to the table. While the dialogue could have used some rewrites, the overall story isn't too crazy and the film is on the whole entertaining.