Here is my promised, and brief review of The Matrix Reloaded. The effects are out-of-this world, the fight scenes borderlined on the beautiful, and the storyline was disappointing.
The movie ran like a director’s cut at times, including scenes that could easily have been left out. There were good philosophical questions raised, but they didn’t seem to be as intertwined with the storyline of the movie as, for example Signs. The ideas (primarily the issues of determinism/indeterminism)were not totally abstract, they only were dealt with in an abstract way, giving the story a sort of disjointedness.
The film was very entertaining, however, and leaves little doubt that you’ll be watching The Matrix: Revolutions in November.