Dangermouse has released a version 2 of THE MATRIX 2.0
, now called: BATTLE FOR ZION
Battle for Zion is a substantially reworked version of the previously released Matrix 2.0. Although some people absolutely LOVED it, others found it confusing and difficult to follow, with too many "leaps of logic" required by the audience, and (perhaps rightly) too much had been cut.
Battle for Zion has addressed these issues with extended sequences at some critical points to flesh out character motivation (after Neo's first fight (searches for Oracle), in Zion (watch over my son, Neo), extended "planning" scene aboard the Hammer), a new opening sequence, a new "barter for peace" scene with the Architect, new subtitles to help the audience keep track of where everyone is and why, and technical faults being corrected inasmuch as the source material allows.
The highly-praised original storyline from Matrix 2.0 (which draws heavily on the underlying story and themes in the two movies) remains intact. Battle for Zion makes the links to the first film more overt - this really feels like a sequel to the Matrix, rather than a fanedit of Reloaded and
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