Monica Bellucci, star of many movies including The Matrix Reloaded and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, is now 50 years old. Not that this slowed her down any — the fabulous French beauty is starring in the next James Bond movie, Spectre, making her the oldest Bond Girl ever.
The Matrix Reloaded was a letdown after The Matrix, but it was still a really good movie, and Persephone and the climactic battle were two of the main reasons. If The Matrix was 10/10, The Matrix Reloaded was 7 or 8/10.
Bellucci exuded desirability and appetite, making her both appealing and imposing, and her jealousy-driven attempt to drive a small wedge between Nero and Trinity added some spice to an otherwise nonsensical plot. She filled every frame with an effortless (yet unfulfilled) sensuality, an imposing beauty betrayed by her supposed love.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was yet another attempt to capitalize on Disney properties in unexpected ways (following after Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion). The movie didn’t seem to connect with audiences, but I quite liked it.
Though her part was small, Monica Bellucci was perfectly cast as a mature beauty, the love of Balthazar’s life. At an age when most actresses are going under the knife or injecting botulinum toxin, she evinced a confident, graceful gorgeousness that perfectly embodied the character.
In celebration of her Golden Jubilee, Unreality Mag presents three pages of the lovely Persephone, available At The Link!