I'm kinda surprised no thread has been started yet. It was playing all over the place last night.
*NON Spoiler Note* Don't get up and leave when the credits hit. Sit tight, listen to the cool tunes, and watch until everything is over.
One of the previews that showed on my screen was Freddy vs. Jason. It looks like it has some decent special effects, but the preview didn't hint at whatever the plot will be. Unless the plot is JUST Freddy vs. Jason. Personally, I hope Freddy kicks that Jason Vorhees' ass. Friday the 13th Part 2 screwed me up for life when I saw it in 6th grade. They also showed previews for T3 and Tom Cruise's "Last Samurai"
Anyway, I'm not going to write spoilers, just opinion. Still, you might want to skip this.
The special effects were great, the fight scenes were pretty damn good, but the constant philosophical babbling in between was (really) boring, IMO. One highlight - Monica Belucci: Gawd Damn! Also, those white ghost like guys were pretty badass. Beyond that, I don't want to hint at any of the plot; I hate spoilers.
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There's one thing I realized after watching this movie: Previews suck. When I walked into the first Matrix I only knew two things about it: 1) My friends were saying that I had to go see this movie, and 2) The media was blaming Columbine on this movie. I had no idea what it was about, who was in it, or anything. So when I watched it, it blew me away.
Reloaded would've done the same thing, too, except for those damn previews. When your movie is going to be carried by your fight scenes and your visual effects, it destroys your efforts the more you show these things in previews. I've seen just about every fight scene and almost all of the 'that was awesome' moments in the trailers. There was nothing to surprise me. The plot alone is not enough to carry the movie, and yet the visual splendor was defeated before I even sat down.
So this movie rocked just as much as the first one. It just so happens that it was ruined for me by seeing the previews 10 million times.
Which sucks because I waited until after the credits and already started the slow decline of the next movie. Previews suck.
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Reloaded was OK, but it wasn't nearly as good as the first one. I think it dragged in points and I NEVER needed to see a Neo/Trinity sex scene, no matter how important it is to the plot in the third movie...
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Good movie, but not without flaws. The Zion Dance Party scene goes out as worst scene in a movie in a long time. However bad that part is, the car chase is the exact opposite. That is worth the ticket price alone.
But let's start talking some spoilers here. Why was Neo able to stop the machines at the end? I surely hope they don't go the Matrix within a Matrix route.
Oh yeah, Revolutions looks awesome. Seeing Neo and Smith in the rain with millions of Smiths on the sidewalk is pretty freaking great.
I thought it was just Ok, bordering on disappointing. The special effects were awesome, but the fight scenes seem to go on for days. I'd be lying to say I understood the plot. After hearing an explanation about it, I'm still underwhelmed. I was kinda bored during the talking scenes since nothing really interesting was sad. The only thing I thought was cool was the rebooting of the Matrix and how it happened five times already. Other than that, I was just wishing they would stop using the world control and choice every other line.
The car chase was incrediable and worth the price of admission. Th teaser trailer looks great for Revolutions, but I am not holding my brother. My friends saw it before me and warned me it was a big letdown. My one friend said I'll know the problem when I see it, sadly there was some many problems that I didn't know which one he was talking about.
To answer the question, NEO apperantly is the hybrid between man and machine. I think after his talk with the architech, NEO either conciously or subconciously figured out he could uses his power outside of the Matrix. Yet, it comes with a huge price.
I thought it was pretty awesome. Unfortunately, much like the first one, I will have to see it again before I can understand the whole plot. Overall, though, the fights were great, Smith was great, the Oracle was great. Really cool movie.
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What a huge disappointment. It didn't live up to all the hype, at least not to the hype in my mind. The Matrix was 6 times better.
Why was every idea presented in the movie explained over and over and over? I swear Morpheus said the same damn speech at least three times.
The movie got too complicated with all the rogue programs and heavy-handed philosophical ramblings. I pay 6 bucks to be entertained, not to be prodded into contemplating Life or to figure out who's who and what's what.
This summer movie season has sucked so far. Hopefully The Hulk won't let me down.
Originally posted by Bizzle Izzle*NON Spoiler Note* Don't get up and leave when the credits hit. Sit tight, listen to the cool tunes, and watch until everything is over.
DAMN. I didn't do that, and something in the back of my mind told me I should. And I saw it TWICE. Now I'm going to have to go back. "Oh, the heartbreak" (he said sarcastically.)
One of the previews that showed on my screen was Freddy vs. Jason. It looks like it has some decent special effects, but the preview didn't hint at whatever the plot will be. Unless the plot is JUST Freddy vs. Jason.
The trailer played at the second theatre I saw Matrix Reloaded at, and the audience LAUGHED.
I loved Matrix Reloaded, top to bottom. Not one complaint. The highway scene and the "Smiths" battle just blew me away. I didn't find any of the movie boring at all. It actually gave me more of an appreciation for the first movie, which I didn't think was all that great, but now I understand it more.
I saw it and I loved it. Completely blown away by some of the scenes. What got me the most was the end though. I knew that they were going to leave it off at a cliffhanger, but I didn't know when. I was on the edge of my seat with the "will Trinity die" stuff. Then I actually thought they were gonna kill her off (not for good, but at least until the third one). So when Neo forced her back to life, I was in awe. That was my favorite part of the movie. The highway scene and the Smiths brawl were awesome too. Hugo Weaving is the man, and I hope the twins are in the next one.
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Originally posted by MollyFan2K2I hope the twins are in the next one.
According to imdb.com, the twins are in the next one. I thought that whole thing with them was very cool. The car chase scenes (especially when the camera follows the cycle going UNDER cars and rigs) was the best chase scene ever, IMO. Whenever they showed Zion, it bored me. What was the whole purpose, also, of the chick with the major league yabos kissing Neo in front of Trinity? Another waste of time that could have been used for at least one more $3 million fight scene.
Best line of the movie:
"Cursing in French is like using silk to wipe my ass," or whatever it was along those lines.
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Originally posted by jfkfcWhat was the whole purpose, also, of the chick with the major league yabos kissing Neo in front of Trinity? Another waste of time that could have been used for at least one more $3 million fight scene.
She's an emotional vampire. She feeds off of the emotion of people. That's why she was dissatisfied with her relationship after it cooled and why she needed Neo to kiss her as if she were Trinity. In all of the articles I've read about her, she was described as a villian so I was suspicious that she would double-cross them, but she didn't. There's still the next movie, though.
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I liked it, for the most part, although I prefer the first Matrix to Reloaded. I'm in the same boat as some who felt a little let down due to all the hype. It made me want to see Revolutions in November, however, so I guess it did it's job.
Liked the twin ghosts, liked (to a point) The Frenchman, liked Persephone (sp?), loved the 14-minute car chase/battle. That was pretty much worth the price of admission right there.
Didn't much care for the Neo/Agent Smiths burly brawl, so that probably puts me in the minority.
Would've liked more of Niobe, too, although I understand she's the star of the game.
The fights were awesome, and I'm surprised I enjoyed them as much as I did given how much they'd been spoiled in the hype.
I enjoyed the movie, although I thought the pacing was wierd. Up until the car chase scene, I thought it was moving along fine, and that would be the big climax, and then once they had the Keymaster (who was an enjoyable character for not doing too much other than running with the others), he would explain what they had to do and set up the third movie. Then they did it, and I too thought that Trinity's death would be the cliffhanger. Then Neo revived her, and they left the matrix, and we finally had our double cliffhanger. My only problem is that from the end of the car chase on, everything felt rushed, but it could just be I had to use the facilities at that point, and instead opted to sit it out and wait for the end since I felt it was so close...
I think alot of the criticism stems from the fact that no matter what they do, they can't be as ground-breaking as the original. The ground has already been broken. For expanding on the original, they did a pretty good job though. That, and the fact that alot of the plot was left unresolved for the next one. Hopefully, that one will be better received.
I like the swerve with Neo effectively working for the Matrix, and that he's the sixth *one*. I'm curious to see how much of what the Architect said will happen (all of humanity will die), will indeed happen. Trinity did die, but Neo resurrected her. (Is that the first time his powers expanded into reality? Her real heart stopped, yet somehow, Neo rescusitated it.)
I also liked how Smith got out of the Matrix, and he's all different now. (In a way, he hacked reality). I'm wondering if Smith isn't a new anomaly that the system isn't ready to handle. I'm wondering if he won't team up with Neo in the next one to cause some real havoc to the system. (What if Neo could multiply like Smith?)
I'm surprised it took the machines this long to realize they can throw bombs to dodge the EMP's.
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"I like the swerve with Neo effectively working for the Matrix, and that he's the sixth *one*. I'm curious to see how much of what the Architect said will happen (all of humanity will die), will indeed happen. Trinity did die, but Neo resurrected her. (Is that the first time his powers expanded into reality? Her real heart stopped, yet somehow, Neo rescusitated it.)"
They were wearing the "cool clothes", so I assume they were in the Matrix, where Neo's powers are valid and such.
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