The Wachowski brothers seem to have fallen into the trap of making the film they thought their audience wanted "Oooh, it's that scene from the frist film; Oooh it's that kick from the first film..." rather than retain any kind of credibility. Couple that with pretentious bullshit dialouge and you have a horrid, pointless mess.
I've been reminded of this a couple of times recently, and I think there is a real danger for many "creators" that they try and make/write/draw what they think their audience wants, rather than hold on to consistency and be true to their own creativity.
I'm glad I went to the cheap showing...
In other news, I still have a cold - and discovered I have an allergy to bad dialgoue. During a particularly moving (in the sense that I think we were supposed to care as an audience) when Jesus (oops, sorry Neo) was spouting pretentious bollocks I couldn't stop sneezing.
In other other news, I still rock at SSX.