Went to the Matrix Reloaded screening last night in Lowell. Let me just say this movie rules on so many levels. The most notable thing is the visual effects. There are some very intense action scenes in here that have never been done before. In an interview, the producer (Joel Silver) said that one fight scene took two years to render! Now that’s a commitment to quality that no movie goer can forget.
The movie also deals with the idea of freedom of choice and what one is willing to do about choices that have already been made. The humans believe there is freedom of choice while the machines believe that choice is only an illusion.
As if that wasn’t enough, Neo, throughout the entire second half of the movie, is slowly discovering the truth about the Matrix. I won’t spoil it for you, but I will tell you that Neo is pitted with an impossible choice.
This movie is so complex that one viewing just won’t do it. I highly recommend seeing it at least a second time. I my self am seeing it again tonight. Hopefully I will see it a few more times before it leaves theaters.
And make sure you wait through to the end of the credits because there is a trailer for The Matrix Revolutions. I am giddy with anticipation for this one as well.