There’s not much I can tell you about the Matrix Reloaded that won’t be a plot giveaway/spoiler, so I’ll walk on eggshells for the benefit of all.
Let me start by saying, that if you didn’t understand the first Matrix movie, or haven’t seen it recently, make sure you do before you see Reloaded – I found that I didn’t even really understand the climax of the movie until having a good think in car on the way home from the cinema last night (granted it was ‘tooth hurty’ in the morning).
The movie reminded me of The Empire Strikes Back, in that, after the hero fulfilling his destiny in the first movie, the evil overlord turns around and says “You think you’re all that, but you ain’t”.
I loved Reloaded (what were the chances of me not?), and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since last night – but I’ll have to see it again really soon so I can spend less time being wowed by the special effects, and more time understanding what the hell it’s all about. This movie went places that the first one didn’t – I certainly wasn’t expecting to see a digital/matrix encoded woman’s orgasm up close – but I’m glad I did.
Expect to find out more about how the machine generated matrix world operates, but then expect to find out that you quite possibly know nothing at all. I’m glad we don’t have to wait another 3 years for the conclusion – Matrix Revolutions comes out in November.
To summarise, as Morpheus said to Neo in the first Matrix “You have to see it for yourself…”