matrix: reloaded on IMAX

Monday, August 11, 2003, at 05:32AM

By Eric Richardson

Last night we went out to the rip-off known as Universal CityWalk and saw Matrix: Reloaded on IMAX. I enjoy the movie, so it was cool, but I couldn't help but think about how that IMAX screen really isn't a lot bigger than the screen at the Chinese, which was where I saw it on opening night.

I call CityWalk a rip-off, and it really is. $8 for parking. $12 for IMAX. Resturants that are expensive shadows of their real selves (much smaller menus than their original counterparts). And it gets really crowded. For what? What's cool about it? I really don't plan to be back.