The Matrix Reloads

A FIRST LOOK It's high kicks, high tech and high concepts, as we peek inside the two Matrix sequels now shooting Down Under

When we last visited the Matrix, computers had taken over the planet and imprisoned the human race in a computer-generated "reality." Keanu Reeves played Neo, a hacker turned superhero recruited to save his fellow man, and the movie ended with him literally taking flight. It was a cliff-hanger that might as well have been subtitled "Watch for the sequel, coming soon to a theater near you--that is, if this thing makes any money."

And it did--$459 million worldwide. More than a sleeper blockbuster, it was a blazingly original collage of martial arts, Oscar-winning special effects and high-toned philosophy borrowed from sources...

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