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The Matrix Reloaded [2003]

Director:Andy Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
Writer:Andy Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
Composer:Don Davis
Length:138 minutes
(2 hours 18 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:74%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Neo sets out to take down the Matrix by opening a load bearing door, or something.

Reaction: There are several cool instances here, but at times it gets a bit too talky.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Andy Wachowski => Director / Writer
Lana Wachowski => Director / Writer
Don Davis => Composer
Adrian Rayment => Twin #2
Anthony Brandon Wong => Ghost
Anthony Zerbe => Councillor Hamann
Bernard White => Rama-Kandra
Carrie-Anne Moss => Trinity
Christine Anu => Kali
Clayton Watson => Kid
Collin Chou => Seraph
Daniel Bernhardt => Agent Johnson
David Franklin => Maitre D'
David Kilde => Agent Jackson (as David A. Kilde)
David No => Cain
David Roberts => Roland
Gina Torres => Cas
Gloria Foster => The Oracle
Harold Perrineau => Link
Harry Lennix => Commander Lock
Helmut Bakaitis => The Architect
Hugo Weaving => Agent Smith
Ian Bliss => Bane
Jada Pinkett Smith => Niobe
Keanu Reeves => Neo
Lambert Wilson => Merovingian
Laurence Fishburne => Morpheus
Monica Bellucci => Persephone
Nathaniel Lees => Mifune
Neil Rayment => Twin #1
Randall Duk Kim => The Keymaker
Ray Anthony => Power Station Guard

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The special effects cost $100 million U.S.
  • It was reported that Keanu Reeves volunteered to give up a claim to a share of ticket sales amounting to around $38 million when producers feared that the film would never recoup the cost of the special effects.
  • Trinity uses a genuine hack to get into the Matrix. She uses Nmap version 2.54BETA25 (an actual port scanning tool) to find a vulnerable SSH server, and then proceeds to exploit it using the SSH1 CRC32 exploit from 2001.
  • Eva Mendes, [?] Samantha Mumba, Brandy Norwood and [?] Tatyana Ali were all rumored to be possible replacements for the character of Zee, after the initial choice [?] Aaliyah died in a plane crash on 25 August 2001. Nona Gaye (daughter of late Motown legend [?] Marvin Gaye) was eventually cast in the role.
  • Only a few of the Smith clones were actually played by Hugo Weaving. Open casting calls for males with similar body shapes and structures took place, and Weaving's head was superimposed on them later.
  • Laurence Fishburne, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Anthony Brandon Wong all signed on to the film without having read the script.
  • The film's highway chase sequence took almost three months to shoot (longer than many films' entire shooting schedule).
  • When Morpheus' ship the Nebuchadnezzer is destroyed, the line he states "I had a dream, but now the dream is gone from me" is alluded to in the Book of Daniel, where King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream of the Golden image that Daniel interprets for him.
  • Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski were approached to direct Batman Begins but turned down for doing the [Matrix] sequels.
  • The original plan for releasing The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions was to release them weeks apart, not months.