Opening with a gloriously tounge-in-cheek swordfight training
programme between Thaddeus and Jue on board the hover ship,
Osiris, in which the couple are blindfolded but proceed to strip
each other, the 11-minute feature then takes us on a thrilling
rollercoaster ride through the hidden tunnels of The Matrix,
breathlessly building towards the downbeat finale and, presumably,
the start of Reloaded.
Directed by Andy Jones, who also helmed Final Fantasy, this
is everything that the former film wasn't, and expertly builds
the hype ahead of Reloaded's May release date.
As a marketing ploy, it again proves how inventive and innovative
The Matrix franchise has become, while as a means of making
people go and see Dreamcatcher, it is also quite clever.
Quite simply, though, this surpasses anything that happens
in Lawrence Kasdan's disappointing movie, cramming more into
11 short minutes, than Dreamcatcher can in over two hours.
For those who can wait to catch a glimpse of it, however, the
collection of features will be released on DVD in the summer