Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Matrix Reloaded |
Full Screen Edition
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
In the second chapter of the Matrix trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from... more »
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Jon L. (dvlstx) from LA GRANGE, KY
Reviewed on 9/8/2008...
This is a fantastic sequel to the first Matrix as well as a perfect set-up for the last in the trilogy. A stunning continuation to the first Matrix. Just remember "where we go from here, is a choice i leave to you"
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Tina O. (Swan) from HENDERSON, NC
Reviewed on 2/2/2008...
Had 2 of them, this one is not all the way opened and never played
0 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Only the third film can make it good
Alexander W. Dorn | Westminster, CA United States | 10/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Warning - Spoilers ahead . . .When I first saw the film, well, I didn't like it too much. It seemed to be over-packed with CGI Fight scenes and a storyline that didn't really mean anything. While Zion is under attack, Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus must find the keymaster to unlock the doors to the mainframe and end the war, thus freeing Zion.This entire storyline, to me, seemed contrived, making the fight scenes seem meeningless, their overzealous and sometimes long running effects just becoming tiresome.But, then I got it. Weeks after seeing it, it finally clicked.They symbolism of these films is much deeper than the average action-movie viewer is usually given. Yes -- the entire "The One-Saves the world" storyline is meaningless, and that's the point. While paying too much attention to events within the computer-generated fantasy world of the Matrix, the real world, and Zion, fall into greater danger.We are introduced to two 'french' characters, programs, which exist simply to experience life. While they are among the long list of villians in this piece, they are also the key to the story. They describe the situation in as much in the film, seeing our heroes as mere puppets in a meaningless plot, which, in fact, they are.While are main characters are engaged in a meaningless task, struggling to achieve goal after goal in a virtual world, events of the real world are dire, and, just perhaps, if more attention were paid to the real-world events, perhaps the situation would not be so dire.It is not until Neo discovers that his existance as 'the one' is simply another level of control set in place by the machines, that the entire struggle within the virtual world of the Matrix has no real meaning, only then does the truth come to light, just in time for this second chapter to come to a close.Think about it, how many people do you know who obsess on politics, or sports, or their favorite television show, or even the Matrix itself? We engage in meaningless struggles to achieve goals that, in the end, really have no meaning but to feed our own ego.A very profound statement to be made by an action film, that is, if the third and final installment draws this observation out.As I see it, the value of this second episode is entirely dependent upon the content of the third chapter, but the potential is much greater than most people give it credit for.Thank you for your time."
The Movie no One Understood
vaarko | Broomfield, CO United States | 06/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen Matrix: Reloaded twice now and I'm convinced that a great many people simply didn't understand it. The first Matrix was great, but was understandably less intellectual than its sequel. I know that a lot of people have stated the reverse, but they have missed the point. The first Matrix gave us a premise that the second movie had to call into question. This is a sequel in a trilogy. The movie has to, by its nature as the second film, dash the answers presented in the first film and raise questions to be answered in the third. Matrix was self contained, allowing it to present all information and spell out the elementary philosophy in a manner that Reloaded cannot. Quite contrary to having less philosophical content than the first movie, the second begins asking questions of far more philosophical import. That being said, I loved this movie. The freeway chase was the most exciting chase seen I've seen. The albino twins were great to watch and Zion was truly impressive. I was instantly won over by Morpheus' new operator: Link. He acts as a kind of fellow viewer, pulling for Neo and the others along with the audience.Finally, the Neo flight scenes were visually stunning. No Superman movie will be able to compare with Neo's final flight in the movie.My advice is, if you haven't seen the movie yet, to go and watch it with no preconceptions. Don't worry about the special effects being better than the first movie. Don't wait for the "meaning" of the film to be laid bare at the end. Just watch it and actually listen while it begins a tale that will end in Matrix: Revelations. If you do this, you will enjoy the movie immensely."
Dislike of this movie was a product of confusion
the_ecclectic_element | Reno, NV | 07/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent movie, just like the first one, except this sequel was intended to deliver messages rather than mind-blowing special effects. I can understand why some people didn't like it: at times, the movie's messages were confusing, given the speed with which the characters were speaking, but that's why people either go to see it again, or buy the DVD when it comes out. I will try to clarify what kind of messages they were attempting to deliver.One, the misunderstood Zion scene is not simply what it seems to be (just like the rest of the movie). If you look closely at the background, you will notice A LOT of earthy colors because, obviously, they are in a cave. Compare these colors to the machine-dominated world above them, and you have a subtly stressed contrast between humans and machines. What I mean is the sensual, even sexual dancing set against this particular background emphasizes the humanity of this lost city without saying it upfront. Neo and Trinity's intermittent sexual scenes is meant, in a way, to connect them both to each other and to everyone else. It also emphasizes on Neo's humanity, which so many people in the movie doubt.Secondly, references to choice, control, and free will are often misunderstood as well. With choice, remember one line when going to see the next movie: "Choice is an illusion." That pretty much sums it up. Control is ambiguous in this movie and can be attributed to either the Matrix or Neo, depending on the viewpoint. And free will, which is a definite part of the movie's obscurities pertaining to moral sense, should be kept uppermost in one's mind when watching this movie.I hope I've somewhat helped any who felt confused when they watched it.This was an amazing movie and will be a part of the Matrix legend indefinitely. This was a true sequel.Another thing... think about how far the Matrix extends and then reconsider control, to those who have seen it."