The Matrix Reloaded | Chicago Reader

The Matrix Reloaded

The first of two sequels to The Matrix released in 2003, courtesy of the original writer-directors, the Wachowskis, who have amplified the camp elements of the original—including the ultrasolemn performances of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss—while retreading the same metaphysical conceits. Lines like “We're all here to do what we're here to do” reverberate more than long enough for us to ponder their full profundity, and the martial arts choreography is neither graceful nor exciting—it's worthy of a video game. Only after cars, trucks, and a motorcycle join the action—easily outclassing all the actors—does the movie take on a modicum of vitality. But if you're 14 or younger in age or sensibility, you may giggle at some of the bons mots.

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Cast:

  • Keanu Reeves
  • Carrie-Anne Moss
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Gloria Foster
  • Harold Perrineau, Jr.
  • Monica Bellucci
  • Harry J. Lennix
  • Lambert Wilson
  • Randall Duk Kim
  • Nona Gaye
  • Anthony Zerbe
  • Helmut Bakaitis
  • Neil Rayment
  • Adrian Rayment
  • Daniel Bernhardt
  • Christine Anu
  • Steve Bastoni
  • Lachy Hulme
  • Matt McColm
  • Rupert Reid
  • Gina Torres
  • Clayton Watson
  • Ngai Sing
  • Roy Jones Jr.
  • Monique Montez
  • Che Timmins
  • David A. Kilde
  • Genevieve O'Reilly
  • Ray Anthony
  • Andy Arness
  • Alima Ashton-Sheibu
  • Donald Battee
  • Valerie Berry
  • Ian Bliss
  • Liliana Bogatko
  • Michael Budd
  • Stoney Burke
  • Kelly Butler
  • Josephine Byrnes
  • Noris Campos
  • Paul Cotter
  • Marlene Cummins
  • Attila Davidhazy
  • Essie Davis
  • Terrell Dixon
  • Nash Edgerton
  • David Franklin
  • Austin Galuppo
  • Daryl Heath
  • Malcolm Kennard
  • Chris Kirby
  • Peter Lamb
  • Nathaniel Lees
  • Tony Lynch
  • Robert Mammone
  • Joshua Mbakwe
  • Scott McLean
  • Christine Mitchell
  • Steve Morris
  • Tory Mussett
  • Rene Naufahu
  • Robyn Nevin
  • David No
  • Socratis Otto
  • MontaƱo Rain
  • David Roberts
  • Shane C. Rodrigo
  • Nick Scoggin
  • Kevin Scott
  • Tahei Simpson
  • Frankie Stevens
  • Nicandro Thomas
  • Andrew Valli
  • Steve Vella
  • John Walton
  • Cornel West
  • Leigh Whannell
  • Anthony Wong
  • Tammy Cheney
  • Michael E. Cole
  • Brandon Freeman
  • Yukie Fujimoto
  • Jenifer Golden
  • Chae Hill
  • Maurya Kerr
  • Silfredo Lao Vigo
  • Monique Strauss
  • Damon White

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