Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
28 Days Of Sequels 2023 Day 13 - The Matrix Reloaded - Mel
When the original Matrix movie released I was obsessed. I had the special edition DVD where you could "Follow the Rabbit" and get all sorts of behind the scenes info, learn about particular references, and generall all the geeky stuff that a fan would want.
When I heard there was going to be a part 2 I was excited. The end of the first one set the story up perfectly and I think a lot of fans had an idea where they thought the movie was going to go ..... and we were ALL wrong. The sequel introduces a whole lot of new stuff that honestly I couldn't have cared less about. The first movie was packed with action, and was unique and asked interesting questions (I mean is there anyone who hasn't heard about the red pill / blue pill?), and set itself up for Neo to rule the Matrix - stop the bad Guys (Machines?), and help free the slaved world. What we got was some rubbish about Zion and that's where this and the third movie merge together in my head as "Movies I Pretend Don't Exist". What made it even worse was the trailer looked pretty awesome - that's because ALL the good bits are IN the trailer!
Greg often tells me he doesn't remember watching these (despite us owning the DVDs) - I like to point out that it is because the sequels were SO bad we only watched them once!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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