Decoded by Jerick is the best of the edits I've seen. It keeps enough of the Zion footage to keep the story coherent. It makes some fairly radical story changes at the end. I liked them, but everyone may not. I loved the idea of moving the Zion rave/orgy scene from the first act of the first sequel to the credits scene! That was brilliant and felt very organic. I thought some of the edits and changes in the very end (to hide Neo's blindness, to change Trinity's fate, etc) felt a tiny bit clunky. But still, it ended up much, much tighter than the source material.
I just really enjoyed this edit and think that every Matrix fan should give it a watch.
This is my definitive go to matrix sequels from now on, the editing is flawless, the narrative does not have plot holes, no more mountains of expositions, unnecessary subplots. I love this fan edit and reccomend it to everyone.
A wonderful edit from Jerick which combines Matrix 2 & 3 which you would think would be impossible to do and kept the story intact but this edit does it perfectly and keeps some of my favourite scenes in such as the mansion fight, the freeway chase and my favourite scene of all the burly brawl. Jerick removes anything that is useless and doesn't need to be the the movie which helps speed up the pace and is now my go to version of the sequels.
A wonderful edit for the Matrix sequels, which redeems the infamous Zion plot line (but at a price).
As a fan of the DeZionized edit, it's been a while since the last time I watched certain scenes. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that when edited well - they tell a coherent story which supplements the story within the matrix itself.
Gone are many flawed parts of the original films, and by reordering scenes or carefully choosing shots Jerick got around several other plot issues. However, in some cases the film gets a bit clunky as a result - for example, focusing on Trinity when trying to hide Neo's blindness during the trip to Machine City, or when we never find out how the death of the power plant team affected the mission.
My favorite Matrix edit so far. I used to dislike the whole Zion thing and liked the Dezionized edit for a while, but it leaves many important things out. I think this edit deals with Zion perfectly, trimming out the fact and making it an enjoyable experience.
Secondly, this edit doesn't mess with my favorite part of these two movies: the whole Merovingian thing, including the mansion fight and the freeway chase. Some editors feel like they're too long, but touching those is a no no for me.
Alas, with such a pair of deeply flawed movies there cannot be a perfect edit. I guess I like the fact that Neo doesn't have powers over the machines in the real world. The prices, however, is a nonsensical scene with the ship flying to Machine City while an army of artillery is bombarding it, not to mention a legion of sentinels, and nothing touches them. Also, Neo is blind, like really blind... which, now that I think of it, is left unexplained (again, a small price to pay for eliminating the painful Bane/Smith atrocity).
All in all, a great job by Jerick and a very enjoyable watch.