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Hey wisecracks, Jared here. While there are plenty of recent films that have disappointed us, today we decided to go back in time to summer 2003. A time when 14-year old me was waiting in line 6 hours early to catch a glimpse at what would end up being one of the biggest disappointments of my fanboy life. Welcome to this wisecrack edition on The Matrix Reloaded: what went wrong? And in case you've been living under a rock, spoilers ahead. Part of the reason why the original Matrix worked so well was that it combined a couple of deep philosophical themes with a tight structure influenced heavily by Joseph Campbell's idea of the monomyth in the hero with a thousand faces. Campbell explains that a hero's journey can be broken down into three phases: separation from the world, a penetration to some source of power, and a life-enhancing return. This is a classic structure, one that's been used time and time again. Slava Dziedzic, I mean Dan Harmon, writer of wisecrack favorite Rick and Morty, says that this model is hardwired into our nervous system, and trust that in a vacuum or raised by wolves, our stories would follow this pattern. But where does the story go once this cycle is complete? Once the protagonist has become, in Campbell's words, "master of two worlds," in Neo's case, freakin Superman. This is the problem the Wachowskis faced in writing The Matrix Reloaded, and it's a pretty difficult problem. Once your characters become all-powerful, how do you craft a meaningful story arc with believable internal and external conflict? To their credit, the Wachowskis' solution is pretty smart, at least in theory. While they can't change the fact that Neo is essentially invincible, they can ask: but what if his godlike powers are, as someone...