Couldn't sleep last night so just took of my laptop and started rewatching Reloaded. Man, I can't get enough of these movies. I know they're flawed movies, oftenly they feel like a compilation of great scenes badly glued together but I'll be damned if they're not captivating to watch.
I wouldn't call myself a particularly big fan of "action movies" but holy shit I can watch these scenes on loop:
I absolutely adore final Neo vs Smith even though it doesn't make a lot of sense why Smith wouldn't just send all of his clones against The One. I guess, it makes it feel more personal when they're just one on one and it doesn't matter really 'cause Neo still "loses" in the end
Love that visual parallel - everything that has a beginning, has an end
Also, Battle for Zion is such a basket of crazy stupid fun. I mean, giant robots with big guns operated by humans versus spaghetti bots, c'mon, gotta love it
That scene is might be too stretched out and eventually one begins asking "When are we gonna get back to Neo and Trinity ?" but it has a lot of great character moments. It's nice to see movie take a moment to show that it's not only Neo who is fighting for survival of humanity - it's the collective struggle of all the humans. Captain Mifune's death is gotta be my favourite of these moments:"- Captain, I didn't finish the training program.
- Neither did I"
Sequels throw so many interesting characters at us, it's crazy. Only if you care enough to listen what they have to say, of course:
And, of course, the man responsible for a pretentious speech to put an end to all of pretentious speeches:
Searched "matrix architect gif" and this is just too good to not put in here
Score deserves a special mention - so many memorable tracks !