Enter The Animatrix

The focus groups are gone, the buzz has abated, the press has moved on to hyping The Hulk. You can come out now. You can confess that you hated The Matrix Reloaded. You hated Morpheus' speechifying, winced at the smarmy Merovingian and at the film's truncated ending. As for Zion, if they'd spent one more minute on that faux full-moon party, you were going to start a little Burly Brawl of your own.

So was it all an illusion then, the mind-blowing promise of the original Matrix? The answer is no, and...

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