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Matrix Reloaded - Joel Silver Q&A


Compiled by: Jack Foley

Q. Some of the critics have actually had the cheek to say that the film already looks dated. What’s your response to that?
A.
I haven't read those reviews. I guess when you're coming with this kind of force, it's kind of logical to expect a kind of deflation quotient in the media. The movie is spectacular, it's an incredible ride and the story really is the key, so I really can't respond to that.
Jada Pinkett-Smith: I'd like to add to that... This is a continuation of the first film, there really is no comparison. With the second and the third film, we are actually seeing the original thought completed. And I think that is really important to remember.

Q. Are you concerned that the sequel might not live up to its hype?
A.
We just knew that we had done something that people were very excited about and wanted to continue that aesthetic. We also felt at the beginning that the people who were copying and replicating the things that we did were cute for a while, but then it got to the point where it was impossible for us to see any action movie that didn't have some element taken from The Matrix. It was almost too recurrent. So we decided that with these two movies, we would raise the bar as far as we could so that it wouldn't be possible for people to just jump on board.

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