Throw Down: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Throw Down: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Following up The Matrix seems like an impossible task. A flawless film blending decades of influence with spellbinding cinematic energy and stunningly inventive filmmaking technique, what more is there to do? For the Wachowskis, the only thing to do is craft a startlingly idiosyncratic two part cinematic epic that completely inverts the binary philosophy of the first film and replaces it with a dense and oblique web of intersecting ideologies, questioning their own film by contextualizing its universe. Divisive by nature but remaining steadfastly novel and complex, The Matrix Reloaded crafts a tactile world worth fighting for – and sports an mesmerizing series of impeccably design grand action. Join Jack and Vaughn as they continue to share their love of the series with a renewed appreciation for the sequels.

Next week we’ll be back with The Animatrix to continue Enter The Maytrix, a whole month dedicated to the cyberpunk cinema of Lilly and Lana Wachowski. Until then, for more words, thoughts, and action adoration, find us all around the internet.

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