"It has long been a Wachowski goal to expand what audiences will accept. They aspired toward nothing less than expanded consciousness with The Matrix and its sequels, the last of which was critically reviled. "People hated it," Lana recalls. "They said: 'I want to go back into my pod. I want to go back.' "
Please. I support the Wachowskis - they've managed to make personal films on a blockbuster scale, and long may they wave - but the third MATRIX simply stunk. Blaming the audience for your artistic failure gets you nowhere.