Despite the obvious advantage of the first part, the sequel only gets better over the years. The enthusiasm of the authors is still surprising, many action scenes look so that they cannot be surpassed today, and the main plot twist, which many have not yet understood, is simply great.
The increased budget and tenfold improved production conditions took away Wachowski’s sense of proportion. It always worked — where there are limitations, there is creativity, but in the case of the sequel, all the doors were open and the creators decided to look into each of them. It gave us an incredibly beautiful picture, a revolutionary visual again, but it got very lost in the details and atmosphere.
Compared to the original, the angle from the bottom (low angle shot) has almost completely disappeared from the film, experiments with the width have been completely abandoned (the biggest difference from the film language of the first part), work with close-ups of details has been greatly simplified (we’ll talk more later), but to my delight, the Wachowskis have not changed their love for angles from above (top shot). Almost every fight in the film contains at least one such “look” of the camera.
The noir is gone, the gloom of the real world has been replaced by the colors of Zion, the Matrix has become more artificial, and fantasy has been added to the genre. Something went wrong, but still the sequel goes its own way and develops the story of the original. Everything was ruined by the open final, which ends in mid-sentence.