This was released simultaneously around the globe, some countries getting it at 3AM in the morning if their time zone was unfortunate. We saw it in the Czech Republic in a wooden seat cinema under a main road, the trams occasionally rumbled overhead creating a primitive 4DX experience. All I remember is being very restless and needing to pee a lot. Welcoming a break each time. Hard to say I was disappointed as my expectations were low, but this really sank the franchise. A good hour is spent following nobodies, which you might say is a sly undermining of the series’ blatant messiah dynamics. The action feels really inconsequential, whether there is a star or a no-hoper centered in the frame. The big finale is juvenile and ultimately, given the reboot, ignored in the grand scheme of things. Both watches: boring, and surprisingly overlong for a mere two hour film.
Perfect Double Bill: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
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