11 May, 2021

The Matrix Reloaded

Watch out, the film could lead you dead bored

The Matrix Reloaded
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Rating: **

Here's a film that demands a ready-reckoner or else you'll never be able to fathom its strange images. I still don't know if I've fully understood the significance of what I saw or if there was anything worthwhile at all in this cinematic conundrum.

Clearly Matrix Reloaded is only for die-hard Matrix fans and dutifully carries forward the motifs of Part 1. So you know that human beings are mere toys in the hands of machines. Their sanctuary, called Zion, is in danger of being taken over by the robots. Reeves plays Neo, "The One" to deliver mankind with some help from a surly Morpheus (Fishburne) and a lithe Trinity (Moss) who also happens to be Neo's love interest. In Part 2, Neo has acquired a "Superman-like" ability to fly. And, of course, there's the villain, Agent (Weaving), who has the quirky...

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