The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded highway chase sequence took almost three months to shoot (longer than many films’ entire shooting schedule). It…
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The Matrix Reloaded highway chase sequence took almost three months to shoot (longer than many films’ entire shooting schedule).
It was filmed at the closed Alameda Naval Air Station (Latitude 37°47’26.69’N Longitude 122°19’8.08’W). The main East and West runway, and part of another, were partially repaved and striped as a restricted-access highway, complete with entrance and exit ramps. The ‘sound barrier’ walls restricted the viewing angles, and made it easier to insert a CGI skyline. Satellite and aerial imagery still shows the remains of the highway, but it’s very clear with a viewer that shows past images (circa October 2002).
The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect. It was a work of art. Flawless. Sublime. A triumph only equaled by its monumental failure.
Laurence Fishburne suggested that his character remove his sunglasses for the fight with the agent on board the tractor-trailer, to remind the audience of Morpheus’ fight with Agent Smith in The Matrix (1999) (during which he wears no sunglasses), and to better express his character’s vulnerability.
Rating: ★★★★★ by milo
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