The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
|Director:||Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski|
|Writers:||Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski|
|Cast:||Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Hugo Weaving, Clayton Watson, Nona Gaye, Monica Bellucci|
|Released:||Thursday, May 15, 2003|
|Rating:||Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.|
What if the Prophecy is true?
What if tomorrow this war could be over? Isn't that worth fighting for? Isn't that worth dying for?
Thomas "Neo" Anderson (KEANU REEVES) made a costly decision when he chose to ask the question that Morpheus (LAURENCE FISHBURNE) and Trinity (CARRIE-ANNE MOSS) had asked before him. To seek and accept the truth. To free his mind from the Matrix.
Everything begins with choice.
Now, in the second chapter of the Matrix trilogy, Neo assumes greater command of his extraordinary powers as Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus's conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracle's Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action.
We can never see past a choice we don't understand.
Strengthened by their love for each other and their belief in themselves, Neo and Trinity choose to return to the Matrix with Morpheus and unleash their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. But there exist powerful figures within the Matrix who refute the artifice of choice, evading the responsibility it brings as they feed on the emotional truths of others.
Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.
Meanwhile, there are exiles like Agent Smith (HUGO WEAVING), whose inexorable connection to Neo compels him to disobey the system that has called for his deletion. Driven by the humanity he once despised, Smith will consume everything in his path on his quest for revenge.
What do all men with power want? More power.
On his treacherous journey toward further insight into the construct of the Matrix and his pivotal role in the fate of mankind, Neo will confront greater resistance, an even greater truth and a more impossible choice than he ever imagined.
You didn't come here to make the choice. You've already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it.
At the confluence of love and truth, faith and knowledge, purpose and reason, Neo must follow the course he has chosen. "What if I can't?" he asks. "What if I fail?"
Then Zion will fall.
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