The Journal News (US), July 13, 2003
The Matrix Reloaded
Plot: Neo and Trinity battle the Mr. Smith clones, who threaten to invade Zion, where everyone wears sweaters that appear to have been attacked by an army of moth clones.
Models/Stars: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne.
Fashion statement: Black to the future.
Palette: Black and white in the virtual-reality world; muted shades of plum, blue, burgundy in Zion.
Costume designer: Kim Barrett.
Styles: Flowing robes, clingy cat suits, unraveling sweaters.
Trend-worthy: Blinde's Matrix sunglasses are already a hit. But the longer-lasting trend potential belongs to Trinity's black vinyl catsuit. Look for black vinyl skirts, pants and jackets. Could vinyl become the p.c. leather?
Holly or Cher: Definitely a Holly. It's a stylish flick, but the movie is also heavy on plot — even if no one really gets it. And then there's the Hong Kong martial arts and gee-whiz special effects, which seem to be its true raison d'etre.