The Matrix: Reloaded: Claudio Carpi/Warner Bros.
May 12, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Matrix Reloaded

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
138 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/15/03
performer
Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci, Randall Duk Kim, Nona Gaye, Matt McColm, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrian Rayment, Neil Rayment, Hugo Weaving
director
Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Producer
Joel Silver
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
genre
Action Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

”The Matrix” is the most influential action movie of its generation. This is not hyperbole. It isn’t even a stretch. The story — in a future where machines have enslaved humans in a virtual reality called the Matrix, a hacker named Neo discovers that his destiny is to lead the resistance — had seismic impact. And since the movie’s release in March 1999, every 360-degree sweep of a camera, every black-clad hero, every sexy yet deadly heroine, every bullet rippling slowly through the air, is a rip-off that can be traced back to writer-directors Andy and Larry Wachowski. They made Carrie-Anne Moss. (”I had no career before,” says the actress. ”None.”) They inspired the most slavish fan worship this side of ”Star Wars.” They triggered countless pale imitations and dull-witted parodies. They were hailed as geniuses, and for a brief, mad moment, they were even blamed for the shootings at Columbine High School.

”Larry and Andrew shared some of their e-mails and showed me how it was being discussed on the Internet,” says star Keanu Reeves. ”That’s where I started to see [how big the movie was], which was a ways after it came out.”

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