Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laurence Fishburne, Harry J. Lennix, Mary Alice, Tanveer K. Atwal, Helmut Bakaitis, Francine Bell, Monica Bellucci, Rachel Blackman, Ian Bliss, Zeke Castelli, Collin Chou, Essie Davis, Nona Gaye, Lachy Hulme, Chris Kirby, Peter Lamb, Nathaniel Lees, Robert Mammone, Tharini Mudaliar, Robyn Nevin, Genevieve O'Reilly, Harold Perrineau
Synopsis: The machines have arrived in Zion and Neo is the only one who can stop the war.
Why is that, when I watch these movies, the phrase "pretentious crap" always comes to mind? And why is it that these folks can build a city, weapons, ships, and oh-my-god-those-are-so-cool APUs but they can't knit themselves new sweaters now and then?
As a straight action flick, it's pretty good. The effects, the stunts, and the visuals are all great and I loved the APUs (better than the similar ones in Aliens). I might have even liked the story if they'd left the Oracle out. I swear they just tossed her in now and then to confuse me.
Watch it for the action and don't bother trying to figure out the story.
I really wanted to like it. I wanted it to be as innovative and interesting and exciting as the first, and I really wanted it to make up for the second. Instead, I got a Sentinel attack scene which was impressive but way too long, some small yet asinine plot additions, and a nothing ending. The Neo/Smith final battle was really amazing, but overall I was disappointed.Added 29 August 2004 at 4:27 PM