The Matrix Reloaded


2h 19m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of the Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.

Film Details

Also Known As
Matrix 2, The, Matrix Reloaded
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Sequel
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Emma Barham; Stephen Balliet
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Sydney, Australia; Oakland, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Synopsis

In this second chapter of the "Matrix" trilogy, Neo assumes greater command of his extraordinary powers as Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus' conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracle's Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action. Strengthened by their love for each other and their belief in themselves, Neo and Trinity choose to return to the Matrix with Morpheus and unleash their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. But there exist powerful figures within the Matrix who refute the artifice of choice, evading the responsibility it brings as they feed on the emotional truths of others. Meanwhile, there are exiles like Agent Smith, whose inexorable connection to Neo compels him to disobey the system that has called for his deletion. Driven by the humanity he once despised, Smith will consume everything in his path on his quest for revenge. On his treacherous journey toward further insight into the construct of the Matrix and his pivotal role in the fate of mankind, Neo will confront greater resistance, an even greater truth and a more impossible choice than he ever imagined. At the confluence of love and truth, faith and knowledge, purpose and reason, Neo must follow the course he has chosen.

Crew

Sergio Garcia Abad

Modelmaker

Chadi Abo

Cgi Artist

Lauren Abrams

Painter

Kerry Achurch

Special Effects Technician

David Acord

Video Assist/Playback

Joshua Adams

Art Department

Matthew Adams

Background Painter

Matthew Adams

Rotoscope Animator

Roswitha Adldinger

Special Effects Assistant

Richard Adrian

Sound Effects

Richard Adrian

Sound Effects Editor

Paul Adzic

Assistant

Tim Ahern

Graphics

Jessica Alan

Production Supervisor

Daniel Albanese

Painter

Kenny Alexander

Stunt Player

Guy Allain

Scenic Artist

John Allan

Property Master

John Allan

Consultant

Eric Allard

Special Effects Foreman

Jeff Allen

Background Painter

Jeff Allen

Rotoscope Animator

Joseph Allen

Grip

Volker Allert

Special Effects Technician

Craig Alpert

Assistant Editor

Mark Alston

Video

Hank Amos

Stunt Player

Amanda Amphlett

Props

Chris Anderson

Coordinator

Gordon Anderson

Assistant

Grant Anderson

Technical Director

Kristen Anderson

Illustrator

Steven E Anderson

Makeup Artist

Brian Andrew-tunstall

Hair

Jesse Andrewartha

Visual Effects

Christian T Andrews

Motion Control

Mary-liz Andrews

Construction Coordinator

Shannon Anthoness

Accounting Assistant

Debbie Antoniou

Assistant Director

Michael D Antunez

Transportation Coordinator

Mayumi Arakaki

Coordinator

Charlie Araki

Accountant

Emilio Aramendia

On-Set Dresser

Dennis Archer

Painter

Sandi Archer

Production Secretary

Saundra Marie Ardito

Accountant

Saundra Marie Ardito

Accounting Assistant

Libby Argus

Assistant

Allan Ariniduque

Animator

Daniel Arkin

Visual Effects Editor

Anna Armilla

Stand-In

Oliver Arnold

Modelmaker

Vaughn Arnup

Animator

Robert Arthur

Carpenter

Deb Asch

Technical Director

Andrew Ascough

Construction

Margaret Aston

Makeup Artist

Courtney Atinsky

Set Production Assistant

Angaline Atkins

Production Assistant

Ezra Atkins

Carpenter

Steve Avoujageli

Visual Effects

Nathan Ayers

Carpenter

Matt Ayliffe

Carpenter

Billy Aziz

Special Effects Technician

Jerome Bacquet

Cgi Artist

Thomas Bade

Carpenter

Drew Bailey

Assistant Director

Jason Baird

Prosthetics

John S Baker

Special Effects Technician

Thad Baker

Post-Production Assistant

Wayne Baker

Carpenter

William Baker

Construction

Richard Baldwin

Foreman

Nick Bali

Software Engineer

Benjamin Ball

Consultant

Stephen Balliet

Cable Operator

Mark Barber

Animator

Aaron Barclay

Animator

Tony Bardolph

Construction Manager

Sandra Bardwell

Tailor

Beth Bargas

Accounting Assistant

Emma Barham

Cable Operator

Kevin Barham

Carpenter

Nancy Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Patricia Barker

Tailor

Andrew Barnett

Painter

Tom Barone

Props

David M. Barrett

Stunt Player

John Barrett

Set Production Assistant

Kym Barrett

Costume Designer

Lyndon J Barrois

Animation Supervisor

Niel Barron

Carpenter

Brett Bartlett

Foreman

Dave Bartlett

Assistant

Alexander Barton

Costumes

Corin Bateup

Construction

Hugh Bateup

Art Director

Thomas Baumann

Special Effects Technician

Gloria Bava

Tailor

Peter Baxter

Property Master

Peter Baxter

On-Set Dresser

Jonathan Beament

Videotape Operator

Jim Beard

Security

Jim Beard

Driver

Graham Beatty

Electrician

Carl Beaumont

Unit Manager

James Beaumonte

Grip

Xavier Bec

Researcher

Christo Beck

Stand-In

Clancy Lee Beck

Stunt Player

Keir Beck

Stunt Player

Michael Becker

Set Costumer

Michael Becker

Costume Supervisor

Lyall Beckham

Special Effects Technician

Bill Beemer

Software Engineer

Benjamin Beikoff

Art Department

Nils Bendix

Stunts

Carly Benedet

Video

John Bennett

Pyrotechnics

Shane Bennett

Props

Jeffrey Benoit

Graphics

Jason Bentley

Music Supervisor

Shareen Beringer

Art Department

Roy Berkowitz

Production

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Niki Bern

Animator

Jim Berney

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gloria Berra

Tailor

Damien Berwick

Painter

Daniel Besocke

Motion Control

Simon Bethune

Props

Catherine Bever

Rigging Electrician

Scott Bever

Electrician

J Chuck Biagio

Grip

Ian Bickerton

Foreman

Don Bies

Props

Matt Bilski

Assistant

Vlad Bina

Technical Director

Ian Bird

Key Grip

Colette Birrell

Coordinator

David Birrell

Assistant Editor

Alicia Bissinger

Rotoscope Animator

Alicia Bissinger

Background Painter

Nic Blackwood

Carpenter

Jonathan Blake

Coordinator

Robbie Blance

Carpenter

Emmanuel Blasset

Animator

Michael Blaze

Property Master

Matt Blea

Loader

Justin Bles

Rigging Grip

Genevieve Blewitt

Art Department

Christopher Boatwright

Assistant

Ben Bohling

Production Assistant

Jason Boland

Photography

Gary Bonnar

Driver

Beau Bonneau

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nicolette Bonnell

Visual Effects Producer

John Bonnin

Lighting Technician

Jonathon Booth

Assistant

Francois Bordez

Modelmaker

Paul Borne

Stunt Player

George Borshukov

Cg Supervisor

Mark Bosia

Medic

Glenn Boswell

Stunt Coordinator

David Bouillez

Grip

Steven Bovaird

Animator

Simon Bowland

Special Effects Technician

Bob Bowles

Stunt Player

Virginia Bowman

Technical Director

John Bowring

Props

Kris Boxell

On-Set Dresser

Simon Boyd

Carpenter

Tracy Boyko

Painter

Jason Brackett

Special Effects

Giles Bradbury

Foreman

Karen Bradley

Makeup Artist

Carl Braga

Graphics

Karen Brakenridge

Driver

Todd Bray

Painter

Mike Brazelton

Rotoscope Animator

Mike Brazelton

2-D Artist

Winston Brearley

Production

Dan Breckwoldt

Animator

Andre Bremer

Painter

Valary Bremier

Accounting Assistant

Thom Brennan

Foley Editor

Jason Bright

Visual Effects

Herman Bron

Construction

Dan Bronson

Costume Supervisor

Matthew Brooks

Assistant

Phil Brotherton

Props

Phil Brotherton

Gang Boss

Al Broussard

Special Effects Supervisor

David Brown

Production Assistant

David Brown

Production

Geoff Brown

Crane Grip

Justin Brown

Special Effects Technician

Mark Brown

Driver

Michael Brown

Special Effects Technician

Mimi Brown

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Matrix 2, The, Matrix Reloaded
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Sequel
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Emma Barham; Stephen Balliet
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Sydney, Australia; Oakland, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 2003 awards indluding Best Single Visual Effect of the Year in any Medium and Outstanding Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Grammy-nominated R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died at the age of 22 in a plane crash on Saturday August 25, 2001. Aaliyah, the singing sensation whose full name was Aaliyah Haughton, was to have a small role as the character "Zee" in this sequel, "The Matrix: Reloaded", and a larger role in the third installment: "The Matrix 3".

Released in United States Spring May 15, 2003

Released in United States on Video October 14, 2003

Sequel to "The Matrix" (USA/1999), written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves.

Jet Li was previously attached to star.

Keanu Reeves reportedly received $30 million for the two sequels.

Larry and Andy Wachowski reportedly receive $10 million to write and direct the two sequels.

Keanu Reeves reportedly received $30 million for the two sequels.

Larry and Andy Wachowski will shoot back-to-back sequels over a 250 day production schedule.

"The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" were shot simultaneously.

IMAX will be releasing a giant screen version of "The Matrix Reloaded" on 44 screens beginning June 6, 2003.

Gloria Foster, who was to reprise her role as The Oracle, died at the age of 64 due to diabetes complications on October 9, 2001.

Warner Bros. pulled all the effects shots done by Centropolis Effects in "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" and reassigned them to Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Released in United States Spring May 15, 2003

Released in United States on Video October 14, 2003