Some bad special effects, a weak plot
and terrible acting taint the follow-up to
the Wachowski Brothers smash original.
Keanu Reeves returns as Neo, the Jesus
Christ of the computer world, where a last
bastion of human survivors looks to
overthrow the machines and save
freewill. Reeves is still good as Neo, but
Laurence Fishbourne spoils things as a
ham-fisted, bellowing Morpheus.
Considering the good amount of time
they had to make this one, the computer
effects are sloppy. A fight where an army
of Agent Smiths battle Neo in a park is
straight out of your Playstation 2. The
ending is an abrupt, choppy set-up for
The Matrix Revolutions
released later this year.