Um...whoo boy, I'm going to catch it for this one...
Sorry guys, but this movie was pushing it's limits to the silly point. Who the heck was I supposed to be scared of? Smith? The white dreadlocked dudes (WDD)? The french narrator from SpongeBob? The agents? PICK A BAD GUY, WILL YA?
Not only that, but if I have to hear any of the following words ONE MORE TIME, I think I'll pull my hair out...
PURPOSE; FATE; REASON; MEANT TO BE; BLAH BLAH BLAH
Hey, I don't like listening to preaching on TV, why would I want to listen to preaching in the Matrix Reloaded? I swear there were at least five preaching scenes not the least of all was that last guy who was so monotone I wanted to slap him. I started totally phasing out on him.
My biggest frustration with the Matrix that everyone's constantly being put under a hail of bullets, but no one gets hit. I mean, that agent was shooting right at Trinity and only ONE bullet makes its mark? Silly.
That said, if they would've cut about a third of the movie--it wouldn't have been bad at all.
The fight scenes were top notch. I loved the freeway scene completely, especially when the WDDs fired shots at the Agent and he went into speedy Agent mode (that's always been one of my fave Matrix effects). Not to mention that everyone is such a snappy dresser!
I have high hopes for the final film in December. The middle of a story is the hardest part to pull off and this one was weak. But the concept is a lot of fun--they'll wrap it up well.