Matrix Reloaded

Matrix Reloaded

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Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Cast: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss


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After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned with the first of two projected sequels that pick up where the first film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have been summoned by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to join him onSee more details below


After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned with the first of two projected sequels that pick up where the first film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have been summoned by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to join him on a voyage to Zion, the last outpost of free human beings on Earth. Neo and Trinity's work together has been complicated by the fact the two are involved in a serious romantic relationship. Upon their arrival in Zion, Morpheus locks horns with rival Commander Lock (Harry J. Lennix) and encounters his old flame Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) has returned with some surprises for Neo, most notably the ability to replicate himself as many times as he pleases. Neo makes his way to The Oracle (Gloria Foster), who informs him that if he wishes to save humankind, he must unlock "The Source," which means having to release The Key Maker (Randall Duk Kim) from the clutches of Merovingian (Lambert Wilson). While Merovingian refuses to cooperate, his wife, Persephone (Monica Bellucci), angry at her husband's dalliances with other women, offers to help, but only in exchange for a taste of Neo's affections. With The Keymaker in tow, Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus are chased by Merovingian's henchmen: a pair of deadly albino twins (Neil Rayment and Adrian Rayment). Filmed primarily in Australia and California (the extended chase scene was shot on a stretch of highway build specifically for the production outside of San Francisco), The Matrix Reloaded was produced in tandem with the third film in the series, The Matrix Revolutions.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Keanu Reeves is back as Neo, the erstwhile hacker and reluctant messiah, in this visually stunning sequel from the imaginative writing-producing-directing siblings Andy and Larry Wachowski. Once again, we are transported to the ersatz reality of the future, created and sustained by computers under the direction of a malevolent entity. In this second installment of the trilogy, the hidden city of Zion, home to all humans freed from the tyranny of the Matrix, is threatened by an army of probes a quarter million strong. Neo, working with his mentor, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), has just 72 hours to stave off the attack, and he's handicapped by the mental torture resulting from a recurring dream in which his beloved Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) meets a horrible death at the hands of the enemy. Having redefined sci-fi action with the first Matrix, the Wachowski brothers labor mightily to top themselves with several bravura sequences, including a vertigo-inducing scene in which Neo battles an army of dark-suited, sunglasses-wearing villains cloned from his nemesis, Agent Smith (played with wry insouciance by Hugo Weaving). But The Matrix Reloaded isn't just a collection of action scenes: The Wachowskis delve deeper into their mythology, making the film considerably more challenging to absorb. Reeves is, once again, properly enigmatic as Neo, while Moss gets an opportunity to exhibit the smoldering passion bubbling beneath Trinty's surface. Monica Bellucci lends able support as, you guessed it, a temptress. Other welcome additions include Jada Pinkett Smith as a swift-kicking former lover of Morpheus's and Anthony Zerbe as a wise patriarch of Zion. The tremendous cult of Matrix fans has been more than satisfied by this visually sumptuous, intellectually stimulating sequel. Movie lovers eager for a few hours of eye-popping pyrotechnics won't be disappointed, either.
All Movie Guide - Skyler Miller
One of the most genuinely anticipated movies of its time, The Matrix Reloaded saturated theaters with an expectation of excellence that few films would ever be able to meet. But even with unrealistic expectations taken into account, this first sequel to The Matrix still disappoints. Respect must be given to the ambition, complexity, and sheer scale of the endeavor, but this quickly gives way to the significant problems with pacing and structure that didn't exist in the first movie. Case in point: After a brief blaze of action, The Matrix Reloaded settles into nearly 30 minutes of talk, talk, and more talk. Weighed down by these overlong sections of meaningless blather among insignificant characters, there are some truly head-scratching scenes that could've easily been excised -- Neo's (Keanu Reeves) late-night encounter with Councillor Harmann (Anthony Zerbe) being the most glaring example -- and the remainder of the movie strains to regain lost audience enthusiasm after this point. Where The Matrix was tightly structured and fast-paced, The Matrix Reloaded plays out on a larger scale, with its various pieces struggling to cohere together. The lengthy action sequences are motivated less by plot than by the need to have another action sequence, and though the story has a wobbly arc of its own, the finale feels as if it was arbitrarily cut to create a cliffhanger that's more puzzling than "whoa" inducing. Those expecting something as new and surprising as the first Matrix may also be let down by the sequel's lack of a truly dazzling effect on the magnitude of "bullet-time." Instead, the old effects are refined and reused in set pieces like an exhausting 14-minute vehicle chase and a CG fight sequence that comes close to replicating the look of reality. It's telling that one of the most entertaining action scenes -- the precise hand-to-hand combat between Neo and Seraph (Collin Chou) -- is also one of the simplest. But in sequel-land, simple is rarely good enough, and The Matrix Reloaded is ultimately diminished by its affinity for all things exaggerated. For the Wachowskis, no chase is too long, no speech too windy, no Biblical reference too overt. By the end of nearly two-and-a-half hours, the Matrix hasn't been reloaded; it's been deflated.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Neo
Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity
Laurence Fishburne Morpheus
Hugo Weaving Agent Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith Niobe
Gloria Foster The Oracle
Harold Perrineau Link
Monica Bellucci Persephone
Harry J. Lennix Commander Lock
Lambert Wilson Merovingian
Randall Duk Kim The Keymaker
Nona Gaye Zee
Anthony Zerbe Councillor Hamann
Helmut Bakaitis The Architect
Neil Rayment Twin #1
Adrian Rayment Twin #2
Daniel Bernhardt Agent Johnson
Christine Anu Kali
Steve Bastoni Captain Sorren
Lachy Hulme Sparks
Matt McColm Agent Thompson
Rupert Reid Lock's Lieutenant
Gina Torres Cass, Dozer's widow
Clayton Watson The Kid
Ngai Sing Seraph
Roy Jones Captain Ballard
Monique Montez Actor
Che Timmins Radio Man
David A. Kilde Agent Jackson
Genevieve O'Reilly Officer Wirtz
Ray Anthony Power Station Guard
Andy Arness Police #2
Alima Ashton-Sheibu Girl (Link's Niece)
Donald Battee Vector
Valerie Berry Priestess
Ian Bliss Bane
Liliana Bogatko Old Woman At Zion
Michael Budd Zion Controller
Stoney Burke Bike Carrier Driver
Kelly Butler Ice
Josephine Byrnes Zion Virtual Control Operator
Noris Campos Woman With Groceries
Paul Cotter Corrupt
Marlene Cummins Another Old Woman At Zion
Attila Davidhazy Young Thomas Anderson (12)
Essie Davis Maggie
Terrell Dixon Wurm
Nash Edgerton Security Guard #5
David Franklin Maitre D'
Austin Galuppo Young Thomas Anderson (4)
Daryl Heath A. P. U. Escort
Malcolm Kennard Abel
Chris Kirby Mauser
Peter Lamb Colt
Nathaniel Lees General Mifune
Tony Lynch Computer Room Technician
Robert Mammone AK
Joshua Mbakwe Boy (Link's Nephew)
Scott McLean Security Bunker Guard #2
Christine Mitchell Power Station Guard
Steve Morris Computer Room Guard
Tory Mussett Beautiful Woman at Le Vrai
Rene Naufahu Zion Gate Operator
Robyn Nevin Councillor Dillard
David No Cain
Socratis Otto Operator (Vigilant)
Montaño Rain Young Thomas Anderson (8)
David Roberts Roland
Shane C. Rodrigo Ajax
Nick Scoggin "Gidim" Truck Driver
Kevin Scott 18 Wheel Trucker
Tahei Simpson Binary
Frankie Stevens Tirant
Nicandro Thomas Young Thomas Anderson (2)
Andrew Valli Police #1
Steve Vella Malachi
John Walton Security Bunker Guard
Cornel West Councillor West
Leigh Whannell Axel
Anthony Wong Ghost
Tammy Cheney dancer
Michael E. Cole dancer
Brandon Freeman dancer
Yukie Fujimoto dancer
Jenifer Golden dancer
Chae Hill dancer
Maurya Kerr dancer
Silfredo Lao Vigo dancer
Monique Strauss dancer
Damon White dancer

Technical Credits
Andy Wachowski Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Larry Wachowski Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Kenny Alexander Stunts
Hank Amos Stunts
Steven E. Anderson Makeup
Margaret Aston Makeup
Benjamin Ball Consultant/advisor
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
David M. Barrett Stunts
Clancy Lee Beck Stunts
Keir Beck Stunts
Jason Bentley Musical Direction/Supervision
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Paul Borne Stunts
Bobby Bowles Stunts
Karen Bradley Makeup
Troy Brown Stunts
Danielle Burgio Stunts
Molly Harris Campbell Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Carpenter Stunts
Tiger Chen Stunts
Godric Cole Set Decoration/Design
Gilbert Combs Stunts
Tim Connolly Stunts
Jules Cook Art Director
Steven Richard Courtley Special Effects Supervisor
Paul Crawford Stunts
John Cypert Stunts
Geofrey Darrow Consultant/advisor
Jeff Dashnaw Stunts
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Don Davis Score Composer
Dane A. Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Kelsee Devoreaux Stunts
Paul Doyle Stunts
Thomas Dryden Stunts
Brian Duffy Stunts
Brian Dusting Set Decoration/Design
Christine Renee Dye Costumes/Costume Designer
Ousuan Elam Stunts
Annie Ellis Stunts
Debbie Evans Stunts
Ashley Fairfield Stunts
Judy Feil Costumes/Costume Designer
Mali Finn Casting
Clay Donahue Fontenot Stunts
David Forbes Executive Producer
Jean Fredrickson Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathleen Giordano Costumes/Costume Designer
Tina Gordon Makeup
Michael Green Asst. Director
Mike Gunther Stunts
Nigel Harbach Stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper Stunts
Freddie Hice Stunts
Grant Hill Executive Producer
Mark Hitchler Set Decoration/Design
Steve Holladay Stunts
Lou Horvarth Stunts
Thomas Huff Stunts
Christian Husband Set Decoration/Design
Peter Jerimijenko Stunts
Henry Klingi Stunts
Alex Kuzelicki Stunts
Kevin Larson Stunts
Tawny Ellis Lehman Stunts
David Leitch Stunts
Tasha Lemel Costumes/Costume Designer
Willie Leong Stunts
Anthony Lloyd Stunts
Billy Lucas Stunts
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
Catherine Mansil Art Director
Kim Marks Cinematographer
John Martin Stunts
Brad Martin Stunts
Mike Martinez Stunts
Andrew Mason Executive Producer
Mike Massa Stunts
Andre McCoy Stunts
Calum McFarlane Camera Operator
James McTeigue Asst. Director
John Meier Stunts
Janis Mekaelian Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Morales Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Moseley Camera Operator
Jeff Mosley Stunts
Charles Moulton Choreography
Mike Mukatis Stunts
Douglas Neithercut Stunts
Larry Nicholas Stunts
John O'Connell Choreography
Chris O'Hara Stunts
Phil Oosterhouse Associate Producer
Owen Paterson Production Designer
Toby Pease Asst. Director
Melanie Peyton-Smith Stunts
Clay Pinney Special Effects Supervisor
Bill Pope Cinematographer
Vicki Popplewell Associate Producer
Jim Pratt Stunts
Darren Prescott Stunts
Chad Randall Stunts
Rex Reddick Stunts
Ronald R. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Charlie Revai Art Director
Steve Richards Associate Producer
Tim Rigby Stunts
Larry Rippenkrogger Stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts Stunts
Troy Robinson Stunts
Rocky Capella Stunts
Pat Romano Stunts
Ronnie R. Rondell Stunts
Erik Rondell Stunts
Debby Ross-Rondell Stunts
Andrew Rowlands Camera Operator
John Sarviss Stunts
Matt Saxon Set Decoration/Design
Joel Silver Producer
Howard Smith Camera Operator
Douglas Snivley Stunts
Steve St. John Camera Operator
Zach Staenberg Editor
Gray Stearns Stunts
Keith Suzuki Stunts
Philip Thomas Set Decoration/Design
Alfred Tiegs Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Trella Stunts
Kenny-King Turko Makeup
Bernadette van Gyen Stunts
Cynthia VanAlstyne Stunts
Tim Walkey Stunts
Aaron Walters Stunts
Danny Weselis Stunts
David Williamson Camera Operator
Shauna Wolifson Casting
Troy Wood Stunts
Danny Wynands Stunts
Avril Wynne Stunts
Marcus Young Stunts

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