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2000s, Action, Dystopian Future, The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

Released 2003 Rating (UK) 15
Source of story The first film, and although not acknowledged a number of early SF stories.
Writer/s Script The Wachowskis
Writer/s Story The Wachowskis
Director The Wachowskis
Starring Monica Bellucci, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Plinkett-Smith, Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving
Elevator Pitch In the far future machines are using humans as a source of energy and allow them to seem to be living in a simulation of a 21st century city, the Matrix. And in the real world Zion, the underground refuge of the humans is under attack from the machines, and Morpheus, Trinity and Neo are tasked with getting to the source in the Matrix in order to change future events. They consult friendly programmes and are attacked by adversarial ones. Meanwhile in Zion defence is prepared.
Content A lot of time spent in Zion as the humans disagree about what should be done. Some fairly obscure discussion in the Matrix, but a number of stunning set pieces including Neo fighting multiple Agent Smiths and an extended scene involving vehicles on a motorway, which might be the ultimate filmic car chase ever. A bit of distant nudity and possible sex.
A View I should say straight away that this is the first part and The Matrix Revolutions is the second, so there is no conclusion. Very disappointing. And most of the dialogue is irritating, both in Zion and in the Matrix. So if you come across this movie make sure you watch the first one first, otherwise you will be disappointed. Cost a lot and made an absolute fortune.

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