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May 16, 2018

‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and When Cliffhangers Fail

Spoilers ahead for The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw The Matrix Reloaded in May 2003, I was blown away. I was all in on the bigger world the Wachowskis were setting up, and spent the summer and fall endlessly theorizing online about what the conclusion, The Matrix Revolutions, could hold. Then the sequel came out, was the cinematic equivalent of a big, wet fart, and my high opinion of Reloaded faded away. The Matrix Reloaded turns 15 this week, and so I revisited it along with Revolutions (you can hear a longer discussion …

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