Simple as that. You have your choice of seeing the second and third Matrix sequels (both to be released 2003) or Lord of the Rings second sequels (Dec 2002, Dec 2003). By choosing one that means you can NEVER see the other ones. Actually, I'll throw in a 3rd option. You can see Matrix Reloaded and the Two Towers, but not the 3rd movie in either series. I think LOTR will definitely win, despite that fact that if you really want to know what happens you can read the book. No such option for the Matrix. For that reason alone, I am choosing The Matrix .