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The Matrix Reloaded

Promotional film poster
Directed by Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
Produced by Joel Silver
Written by Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
Starring Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss
Hugo Weaving
Daniel Bernhardt
Monica Bellucci
Jada Pinkett Smith
Anthony Wong
Editing by Zach Staenberg
Distributed by Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures
Release date(s) May 15, 2003
Running time 138 min.
Language English
Budget $150,000,000 (estimated)
Gross revenue $738,599,701
Preceded by The Matrix
Followed by The Matrix Revolutions
IMDb profile

The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It premiered on May 7, 2003, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, and went on general release by Warner Bros. in North American theatres on May 15, 2003, and around the world during the latter half of that month. The video game Enter the Matrix, which was released May 15, and a collection of nine animated shorts, the Animatrix, which was released on June 3, supported and expanded the storyline of the movie. The Matrix Revolutions, which completes the story, was released six months after Reloaded in November 2003. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 402 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (506 × 755 pixel, file size: 72 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a film poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the film... Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors. ... Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors. ... Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is a successful Hollywood film producer. ... Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors. ... Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced ; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. ... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Trinity in The Matrix trilogy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Daniel Bernhardt Daniel Bernhardt (born August 31, 1965, in Worblaufen BE, Switzerland) is an actor and martial arts expert who has appeared in a number of films and shows featuring martial arts action sequences, including little-known films like Future War (1997), series films like Bloodsport 2, 3, and 4... Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (born September 30, 1964 or 1968) is an Italian actress and fashion model. ... Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress and singer. ... Anthony Wong Chau-Sang (黃秋生) (born September 2, 1961) is a Hong Kong actor. ... Zach Staenberg is an Academy Award winning film editor best known for the Matrix Trilogy. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Village Roadshow Pictures is a United States-based motion picture production company. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... The Matrix franchise comprises three science-fiction/adventure films written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers and produced by Joel Silver. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California, not to be confused with Westwood, California. ... “WB” redirects here. ... North American redirects here. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on The Matrix series of films. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Animatrix is a collection of nine CG and anime shorts set in the world of The Matrix, partly written by the Wachowski brothers. ... -1... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ...

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Plot

Six months after the events of the first movie, Neo wakes up after a nightmare where Trinity had been shot by an agent while falling from a building and begins to plummet to the ground. Morpheus receives a message from captain Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith) of the Logos calling an emergency meeting of all Zion's hovercraft ship fleet. She has successfully recovered the information left by Captain Thaddeus (in the Animatrix short film "Final Flight of the Osiris," recovered in the video game Enter The Matrix): 250,000 Sentinels are tunneling towards the underground city of Zion and will reach it in 72 hours. Commander Locke, the ranking military officer of Zion, orders all ships and their crews, including Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and new operator Link, to return to Zion to prepare for the onslaught of the machines. Morpheus asks a ship to remain behind to contact the Oracle, in defiance of Commander Locke's orders. The Caduceus receives a message from the Oracle, and the Nebuchadnezzar, also in defiance of Locke's order, ventures out to allow Neo to contact her. Meanwhile, one of the Caduceus crew members, Bane, encounters Agent Smith, who takes over Bane's body. Bane/Smith then leaves the Matrix via the nearby hard line. Look up neo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress and singer. ... The Logos is a hovercraft in the Matrix trilogy. ... Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... Final Flight of the Osiris is one of nine short films in The Animatrix series, which reveals more about the world of The Matrix. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on The Matrix series of films. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Link (played by actor Harold Perrineau) serves as the ships Operator for the crew of the Zion hovercraft Nebuchadnezzar in the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Movie poster for The Matrix Revolutions, featuring the various copies of Agent Smith. ...

The Smith copies
The Smith copies

Meanwhile, returning to Zion, the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar attend a meeting in Zion's temple where Morpheus announces the news of the advancing machines to the people, but his positive attitude and stirring speech gives them courage. As a dance breaks out, Neo and Trinity privately have sex, but Neo has recurring nightmares about Trinity being shot by an Agent during a gunfight down the side of a building and falling to her death. Neo receives a message from the Oracle the next morning and he soon meets her and her bodyguard Seraph. Seeing that the Oracle is a part of the system Neo asks how can he trust her if she is just another form of control. She responds by saying that only he can make the choice if she is ally or enemy. The Oracle explains that she is an exiled computer program and instructs Neo to reach the Source, by finding the Keymaker, a prisoner in the home of the Frenchman program the Merovingian. The Keymaker, as his name implies, can make keys that can transport anyone to any where in the world provided there is a door at the other end. As Neo departs, Agent Smith appears despite his apparent destruction in the first film, although technically he is now just "Smith" without the "Agent" prefix. Missing his earpiece (which he sent to Neo in a package as a sign of his survival), Smith tells Neo that after being defeated by him he knew that he was supposed to return to the Source to be deleted but he refused and now he is no longer bound by rules or a duty to remove threats from the Matrix. Following that line of reasoning, he states that he is "apparently free", but then subsequently asserts that because he no longer has a purpose, he is not actually free. He demonstrates his ability to clone himself using the people of the Matrix as hosts (even assimilating the body of another Agent), prompting a battle between Neo and many clones of Smith. Neo holds his own using his knowledge of martial arts and a large pipe but is eventually overwhelmed, covered by a massive pile of Smith's clones. He throws them off and flies away, leaving the Smith clones to disperse. Image File history File links Smith_Reloaded. ... Image File history File links Smith_Reloaded. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The current usage of the term nightmare refers to a dream which causes the sleeper a strong unpleasant emotional response. ... This articles section on its subjects history does not cite any references or sources. ... Spoiler warning: In the movie The Matrix Reloaded, The Keymaker is a computer program taking the form of an older Asian man (portrayed by Randall Duk Kim) imprisoned by The Merovingian. ... The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ... Movie poster for The Matrix Revolutions, featuring the various copies of Agent Smith. ...


Neo, Morpheus and Trinity visit the Merovingian and ask for the Keymaker, but the Frenchman refuses them. His wife, Persephone, tired of her husband's attitude and infidelity, turns against him and leads the trio to the Keymaker. (Her desire to have her husband know of her treachery becomes apparent when she shoots one of his assistants, and then instructs the other to tell the Merovingian what happened, or meet the same fate as his comrade.) While Neo battles the Merovingian's skilled guards, Morpheus, Trinity and the Keymaker escape onto the nearby freeway with the ghostly Twins, Agents and the police in pursuit. Morpheus defeats the Twins by destroying their car, and then saves the Keymaker from an Agent. Both are then retrieved by a flying Neo. In the real world, the remaining ships at Zion prepare for a battle with the machines. At a building, the crews of the Nebuchadnezzer, Vigilant, and Logos help the Keymaker and Neo reach the source's door. The crew of the Logos must destroy a nearby power plant in order to prevent a destructive security system from being triggered by the Keymaker's keys, and the crew of the Vigilant must destroy the backup power station. However, the Vigilant's mission goes horribly wrong when a Sentinel throws a bomb at their ship and all their members, including the ones plugged into the Matrix, instantly die. Trinity (staying in the Nebuchadnezzer because of Neo's wishes to prevent his vision of her death from coming true), upon seeing this turn of events, decides to destroy the back-up station herself. Although a success, her escape is inhibited by an Agent and a duel occurs. Meanwhile, back in the building where Neo, Morpheus, and the Keymaker attempt to reach the source, the Smiths invade and try to kill Neo, Morpheus and the Keymaker. The Keymaker manages to unlock the door to the source but is shot by the Smiths and dies. Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ... Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ...

Neo confronts The Architect

Neo enters the source and meets a bearded man in a suit, the Architect, the creator of the Matrix. The Architect reveals there have been multiple versions of the Matrix and with it, multiple versions of the One. The One is a computer anomaly chosen by the Matrix to be used as a tool of control. Because humanity rejected the "perfect" Matrix, the world that has come to be accepted is flawed and remains an unbalanced equation. The One is therefore the sum of the remainder of that flaw. The prophecy is that the One must reach the source in order to destroy the Matrix and free humanity. However, the One's actual purpose is to return to the source and choose 16 females and 7 males to rebuild Zion after its battle, which in turn repopulates the city to provide the next round of humans for the "rebellion" and the next iteration of the "Prophecy", a confirmation of Morpheus' statement from the last film about The One who previously freed himself and others. After conversing, the Architect gives Neo a choice of two exits from the room - one way will lead to the rebuilding of Zion, the other to Trinity's rescue. Neo explodes out of the building in an attempt to save Trinity from death as it was played out in his dreams. Trinity is shot by an Agent as she falls and is caught by Neo just before she hits the ground. Refusing to accept her impending death, Neo removes the bullet lodged in her chest and manages to revive her by starting her heart. In the Nebuchadnezzer, Neo explains his findings to the crew, revealing the prophecy of the One is fake and that Zion will be destroyed in twenty-four hours. Sentinels approach and destroy the ship, leaving Morpheus stunned by the revelations. Neo saves his friends from being killed by the Sentinels by using a new ability which causes the machines to instantly shut down, but the exertion causes Neo to suddenly fall unconscious. The crew is picked up by the Hammer. The crew of the Hammer explains the catastrophic failure of the battle against the machines that took place in the real world. The strategy was to use the ship's EMPs, and stay out of each other's range. However, an EMP went off from the Caduceus before the ships could get into position, thus resulting in multiple ships down, and a "slaughter" with the Machines as the victor. Only one survivor is found aboard the Caduceus: Bane/Smith. The film concludes with Neo lying in a medical room - with the Smith-possessed Bane lying opposite him. Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Reloaded: Neo Vs. ... Image File history File links Screenshot from The Matrix Reloaded: Neo Vs. ... I am the Architect. ... The term electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the following meanings: electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially a nuclear explosion) or an intensely fluctuating magnetic field caused by Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of the electronic or explosive device or in a surrounding medium. ...


Production

The Matrix Reloaded was largely filmed at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, concurrently with filming of the sequel Revolutions. The freeway chase scene was filmed at the decommissioned Naval Air Station Alameda in Alameda, California. Producers constructed a 1.5-mile freeway on the old runways just for the movie (Which was later used by the Mythbusters in testing several myths). Portions of the chase were also filmed in Oakland, California, and the tunnel shown briefly is the Webster Tube connecting Oakland and Alameda. Some post-production editing was done in old aircraft hangars on the base as well. Although two Ford Taurus, one Dodge Ram and one Dodge Stratus are briefly seen, every other vehicle in the chase scene is a General Motors brand. The film is noted for its use of a Cadillac CTS, a Cadillac Escalade EXT, and several Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Caprice police cars. Additional vehicles include the Oldsmobile Intrigue, Oldsmobile Aurora, a Chevrolet Tahoe and also an Audi A8. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda) was a United States Navy Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, on San Francisco Bay. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California and Alameda County Coordinates: , Country State County Alameda Government  - Mayor Beverly Johnson (D) Area  - Total 23. ... MythBusters is an American popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring American special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, urban legends and news stories in popular culture. ... Oakland redirects here. ... The Posey Tube is an underwater tunnel connecting the cities of Oakland and Alameda, California, running beneath the Alameda-Oakland Estuary. ... The Ford Taurus is a mid-size, front wheel drive car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... See also Dodge Ram 50, an unrelated Mitsubishi-produced truck The Ram is a full-size pickup truck from Chrysler LLCs Dodge brand. ... 2004-2005 Dodge Stratus R/T coupe The Dodge Stratus (and its twins, the Chrysler Cirrus and Plymouth Breeze; collectively known as the Cloud Cars) was a mid-size 4-door sedan introduced in 1995. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... The CTS is a mid size entry level luxury car made by General Motors for the Cadillac brand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible The Chevrolet Impala is an automobile built for the Chevrolet division by General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1965 through 1996 model years. ... The Oldsmobile Intrigue was a mid-size sedan manufactured from 1998 through 2002 by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... The Oldsmobile Aurora was a luxury car made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and launched in 1995. ... The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. ... The Audi A8 is a full-size luxury car built by the German automaker Audi to replace the V8 model as its flagship offering. ...


The city of Akron was willing to give full access to Route 59, the stretch of freeway known as the "Innerbelt", for filming of the freeway chase when it was under consideration. However, producers decided against this as "the time to reset all the cars in their start position would take too long".[1] MythBusters would later reuse the Alameda location in order to explore the effects of a head-on collision between two semi trucks. Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... State Route 59 is a signed route that was certified 1969. ... MythBusters is an American popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring American special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, urban legends and news stories in popular culture. ...


97% of the materials from the sets of the movie were recycled. For example, tons of wood were sent to Mexico to build low-income housing.[2] The international symbol for recycling. ... Distribution of U.S. Median Home Values Affordable housing is a dwelling where the total housing costs are affordable to those living in that housing unit. ...


Sound design

Sound editing on the Matrix Trilogy was completed by Danetracks in West Hollywood, CA.


Soundtrack

See also: The Matrix Reloaded: The Album

Don Davis, composer on The Matrix, returned to score Reloaded. For many of the pivotal action sequences, such as the "Burly Brawl", he collaborated with Juno Reactor. Some of the collaborative cues by Davis and Juno Reactor are extensions of material by Juno Reactor; for example, a version of "Komit" featuring Davis' strings is used during a flying sequence, and "Burly Brawl" is essentially a combination of Davis' unused "Multiple Replication" and Juno Reactor's "Masters of the Universe". One of the collaborations, "Mona Lisa Overdrive", is titled in reference to the cyberpunk novel of the same name by William Gibson, a major influence on the directors. Leitmotifs established in The Matrix return (such as the Matrix main theme, Neo and Trinity's love theme, the Sentinel's theme and Neo's flying theme, and a more frequent use of the four-note Agent Smith theme), and some used in Revolutions are established. Donald Romain Davis (born February 4, 1957) is an American film score composer, conductor, and orchestrator. ... Juno Reactor is a musical and performing act known for the cinematic-psychedelic fusion of electronic and global music, the Matrix score and other film works. ... Berlins Sony Center reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... NAKAYUBI (ナカユビ; Middle Finger) Buster Zangai -Shape2- (残骸 -Shape2-; Wreck -Shape2-) Limbo Mona Lisa Girl (Shape 2) Sid Vicious on the Beach Black Cherry Genzai (原罪; Original Sin) Monster Ai no uta (愛ノ歌; Love Song Continuous Information Mona Lisa OVERDRIVE was named after the 1989 novel Mona Lisa Overdrive, by William Gibson. ... For other persons named William Gibson, see William Gibson (disambiguation). ... A leitmotif (pronounced ) (also leitmotiv; lit. ...


As with its predecessor, many tracks by external musicians are featured in the movie, its closing credits, and the soundtrack album, some of which were written for the movie. Many of the musicians featured (for example Rob Zombie, Rage Against the Machine and Marilyn Manson) had also appeared on the soundtrack for The Matrix. Rob Dougan contributed again, licensing the instrumental version of his eponymous "Furious Angels", as well as being commissioned to provide an original track, ultimately scoring the battle in the Merovingian's chateau. "Another Kind of Blues" by electronic artist Fluke was used during the rave scene. Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... Rage Against the Machine, is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991. ... Marilyn Manson is an American metal band based in Los Angeles, California. ... Rob Dougan in 2003 for the promotion of his debut album Furious Angels Rob Dougan, who started as Rob D, is a genre-blending music composer. ... Furious Angels is the debut album by Rob Dougan, released in June 2002 in the United Kingdom and in July 2003 in the United States and Europe. ... Fluke is an English electronic music group formed in the late 1980s by Mike Bryant, Jon Fugler and Mike Tournier with Julian Nugent as the bands manager. ...


Also, the key of the theme heard at the beginning of every Matrix film ascends by one semitone with each movie. In The Matrix, the music starts in the key of E, The Matrix Reloaded in F and The Matrix Revolutions in the key of F-sharp.


Linkin Park contributed their instrumental song "Session" to the film as well, though it did not appear during the actual runtime. P.O.D. composed a song called "Sleeping Awake", with a music video that focused heavily on Neo and many images that were part of the movie. Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... This article is about the band. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Cast

Cornel West, a professor at Princeton, makes a special appearance in the Zion "council" scene. Another notable cameo is boxing great Roy Jones Jr., who appears in the opening scene with a number of other ship's captains, right before Smith makes his appearance. Zee was originally to be played by Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in the summer of 2001. Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced ; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. ... Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Trinity in The Matrix trilogy. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Movie poster for The Matrix Revolutions, featuring the various copies of Agent Smith. ... Gloria Foster (November 15, 1933 - September 29, 2001) was an American actress born in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Oracle is a fictional character portrayed by Gloria Foster (and later, by Mary Alice) within the Matrix series of films created by the Wachowski brothers. ... Helmut Bakaitis (Born: September 26, 1944 in Lauban, Silesia, Germany (now Luban, Poland)) is a Polish actor and screenwriter. ... I am the Architect. ... Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian in The Matrix Reloaded Lambert Wilson (born August 3, 1958 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) is a French actor. ... The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ... Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (born September 30, 1964 or 1968) is an Italian actress and fashion model. ... Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ... Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ... Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ... Daniel Bernhardt Daniel Bernhardt (born August 31, 1965, in Worblaufen BE, Switzerland) is an actor and martial arts expert who has appeared in a number of films and shows featuring martial arts action sequences, including little-known films like Future War (1997), series films like Bloodsport 2, 3, and 4... Actor and martial arts expert, Daniel Bernhardt (born on August 31, 1965, in Worblaufen BE, Switzerland) plays, voice acts, and portrays Agent Johnson, one of the characters from the The Matrix Series. ... Collin Chou (born August 11, 1967 in Taiwan), sometimes credited as Ngai Sing, is a Taiwanese actor best known in the United States for his portrayal of Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... This articles section on its subjects history does not cite any references or sources. ... Collin Chou (born August 11, 1967 in Taiwan), sometimes credited as Ngai Sing, is a Taiwanese actor best known in the United States for his portrayal of Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Nona Marvisa Gaye (born September 4, 1974 in Washington, D.C.) is an American singer, former fashion model, and screen actress. ... Zee, played by Nona Gaye Zee is the name of a fictional character (played by Nona Gaye) in the science fiction films, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Gina Torres (born April 25, 1969) is an American television and movie actress. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... Anthony Zerbe (born May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, California) is an American stage, film and television actor. ... Roy Jones Jr. ... Randall Duk Kim is a Korean American actor who has played a wide variety of roles in his career. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ... Harry J. Lennix (b. ... Harold Perrineau Jr. ... Link (played by actor Harold Perrineau) serves as the ships Operator for the crew of the Zion hovercraft Nebuchadnezzar in the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress and singer. ... Niobe Niobe (played by actress Jada Pinkett Smith) is the captain of the Logos in the video game Enter the Matrix and the two feature films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Cornell West redirects here. ... Bernard as Rama Kandra in The Matrix: Revolutions Bernard White (born June 8, 1959 in Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan-born American actor, screenwriter and film director. ... Anthony Wong (born 12 May 1965) is an Australian actor of Asian descent. ... Ghost is the name of a fictional character (played by Anthony Wong ) in the computer game Enter the Matrix, and the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Cornell West redirects here. ... Roy Jones Jr. ... For other uses, see Aliyah (disambiguation). ...


Reception

Zion, the last human city

Reloaded earned an estimated $42.5 million on its Thursday opening day in the United States, a new record surpassing the one set in May 2002 by Spider-Man, which took in $39.4 million on its first day. The movie earned $91.8 million over its first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, establishing it as the second-best opening weekend ever after Spider-Man's 2002 (inflation unadjusted) record of $114.8 million in ticket sales during its three-day opening weekend. Reloaded garnered the biggest (inflation unadjusted) debut ever for an R-rated film (The Passion of the Christ is a close second at $83.8 million, and 300 came in third with $70.9 million). Although the film exceeded box office records during its first week, it fell the number two spot on the box-office totals the following week when it was beaten by the Jim Carrey movie Bruce Almighty. The film earned $281 million in the US and $738 million worldwide.[3] It is currently the 27th highest grossing film, and is one of the highest grossing R-rated features of all time. Image File history File links Zion_Reloaded. ... Image File history File links Zion_Reloaded. ... Zion is a fictional place in The Matrix films. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man Spider-Man is the name of an extremely successful movie (released on May 3, 2002) which stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe and was directed by Sam Raimi. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... This article is about the film. ... 300 is a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller, and is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ...


The Matrix Reloaded had a positive critical reception in most of the media, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 73%.[4] However, it was rated by Entertainment Weekly as one of "The 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made".[5] Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


Criticisms and acclaim, on record, are at times similar to those leveled at the movie's predecessor.[6]


Positive comments included commendation for the quality and intensity of its action sequences[7][8] and intelligence.[9] Some critics have exceptional praise for it, saying that "its character development and writing...is so crisp it crackles on the screen" and have said that "Matrix Reloaded re-establishes the genre and even raises the bar a notch or two" above the first movie, The Matrix.[10] This article is about the 1999 film. ...


Negative comments included the sentiment that the plot was alienating,[11][12] with some critics taking the view that the focus on the action came at the cost of the movie's human element.[13][14] Some also said that the dialogue focus on exposition scenes[15] worked against the film. Although it was well-known that the plot of Reloaded would be resolved in Revolutions, the many unresolved subplots and the cliffhanger ending were criticised by some.[16]


The film was banned in Egypt because of the violent content and because it put into question issues about human creation "linked to the three monotheistic religions that we respect and which we believe in".[17] Egyptian media claimed it promoted Zionism since it talks about Zion and the dark forces that wish to destroy it. However, it was later allowed to be shown in theatres and was later released on DVD and VHS.[citation needed] This article is about Zionism as a movement, not the History of Israel. ...


The Matrix Reloaded also made $145 million USD in DVD sales in October 2003.


See also

Simulated reality is the idea that reality could be simulated — often computer-simulated — to a degree indistinguishable from true reality. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ...

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