This was also posted on the forums on www.wasabianime.com.
Okay… I saw it.
Entertained… but disappointed.
WARNING! THIS CONTAINS A COUPLE OF MINOR SPOILERS! DON’T READ UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN IT!
DISAPPOINTMENT #1: In the first Matrix, when we saw the Matrix’s reality, you were given the feeling of the “real world.” Neo’s apartment. The club. The street at night. In this one, they lost suspension of disbelief for that concept because (it would seem) that the new Matrix reality cosists of uber-cool restaurants, castles in the middle of nowhere, a super highway, and numerous abandoned warehouses.
DISAPPOINTMENT #2: I hit on this one my Wasabi Anime forum review, too… more guns. Less Kung Fu. It’s fun to see some good ol’ fashioned ass kicking, but showing nothing BUT constant 3-D fighting with special effects in slow motion is becoming a bit passe.
DISAPPOINTMENT #3: The sad sad urge to stoop to silly comic effects. Who the hell came up with the obvious and lame idea to put in a bowling pin sound effect during the attack of the Smiths? Bad call. Very bad.
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So was The Matrix Reloaded a good movie? Sure. Was it as good as it could have been? Hell no. This is no Empire Strikes Back boy and girls.