In the first 25 minutes of the first Matrix film, the Wachowski brothers created a world where beautiful hackers, under the watching eye of a draconian government, studied comp sci, used mescaline and frequented underground gothic raves. A world that deserved more than the paltry 25 minutes of character development it received before the messianic kung fu & gun absurdity took over the narrative of the film. I always found the beginning of the film far more interesting than anything that followed Neo’s liberation from the Matrix through a drain pipe, a missed opportunity to develop a rich, bleak, sexy, cyberpunk world. 

Cant agree that what follows was trite, but I too would love to see more of that initial world.