Continuity mistake: In the scene where Neo sees the oracle at her home, as the shots go back and forth during the dialog immediately after she sits down, her cigarette pack goes from closed to slightly open several times, until she takes a cigarette, then it stays slightly open. (00:25:00)
A major letdown. The most fascinating thing about the first film were the ideas it presented. This film wasn't really interested in exploring those further, choosing instead to focus on an overlong and somewhat boring fight between humans in mech-suits and the machines. The final confrontation between Neo and Agent Smith is good (again, goes on for a little too long) and the way that Neo defeats him is pretty clever, but it can't save the film overall.
Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something? For more than just your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desparately to justify an existence that is without meaning or porpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why?! Why do you persist?!
Neo: Because I choose to.
Trivia: The way it all unfolds with Neo dying at the end and looking at his weakest throughout the whole movie, is a clear reference of the last days of Jesus Christ, in which he looked his most weak and humble. As a matter of fact, Neo, just like Jesus died to save everyone, he even died with his arms outstretched on a dark summit very similar to Golgotha, the place where Jesus died.
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