Like most everyone else, I went to see Reloaded this past weekend, and I have to say “huh.” The action and effects were stunning, and the 14-minute car chase/fight on the freeway was amazing.

But there were a lot of things I didn’t get. Even 10 minutes after the film, my husband and I were having trouble remembering how some scenes worked out. In a way, I felt like there was just too much in the movie — too much action, too much story, too much (dumbed down) philosophy — and my poor brain couldn’t parse it all properly.

The movie felt like a new book by Tom Clancey or J.K. Rowling — powerhouses whose new work sees very little editing. Reloaded would have benefited from a little polishing by a non-Wachowski.

That’s not to say that I didn’t like it — I did — but it will require repeated viewing before I grok it.

Posted on May 19th, 2003 by Katxena

1 Comment a “huh”

  1. Tom says:

    The second viewing goes down easier. They did try to fit a lot in.