The Wachowskis' 1999 science fiction film has become a staple of its own era in the many years that have come by, and it does far more than simply live up to its popularity.
Exploitation with no purpose. (✯½)
Not without the feeling of being artificial. (✯✯½)
Visually beautiful and haunting, if somewhat empty. (✯✯✯✯)
Carries the same joy as the first if still willing to build upon its world. (✯✯✯✯)
Carries a sort of joy that characterizes only the best action films. (✯✯✯✯)