The Matrix Revolutions

Movie Reviews | Nov 5th, 2003

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Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Mary Alice, Ian Bliss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona M. Gaye, Lambert Wilson, Monica Bellucci, Nathaniel Lees, Anthony Wong, Sing Ngai
Written By: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Directed By: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Well this movie has certainly disappointed fans and moviegoers. I don’t know, I still liked the movie a lot and thought it was very entertaining. I saw it twice and thought it was just as good as the first time.

But it feels like something is missing from the sequels. They kind of give me the same feeling with the Star Wars Prequels. They basically just want to show off their new toys and special effects and don’t care anything else. But even with all the complaints I have with the sequels, I still enjoyed them and found them entertaining. I can’t really compare which sequel I like better because I consider them one movie really.

The movie starts off where it left off from Reloaded and takes awhile to get going. I didn’t mind the slow part to it because the story has to build, from what little plot the movie had. Neo is in limbo basically, his mind and body are separate. Trinity and Morpheus consult with the Oracle about what to do. The Oracle has taken on another form (since the originally Oracle passed away during filming) and Mary Alice steps in and does a good job. She sounds a lot like the original Oracle. The character Bane finally gets more screen time and does an awesome Agent Smith impression.

Hugo Weaving pretty much steals every scene he’s in with Reloaded and Revolutions. One of my favorite scene in Revolutions is Smith confronting someone and making fun of the way that person speaks and how everyone thinks in the Matrix. What I didn’t really like in the sequels was there wasn’t very much interacting between Neo and Morpheus. I guess they get separate and concentrate on the their own tasks, but it would have help support and relationship more. Neo almost takes the backseat for this movie and isn’t truly centered around him. It’s like a supporting role haha. Merovingian and Persephone make a cameo appearance (basically) which is sad because I think Monica Belluci’s beautiful breasts were the highlight of the film. When she appears on screen, you can just hear every geeks’ boner pop up. BOING!

There was a cool fight scene, before they encountered with the “Frenchman,” Seraph, Trinity and Morpheus vs. a bunch of leather uped S&M gun freaks who can walk up on the ceiling. I wish that was a little longer because it was neat. Another great scene in the movie is the incredible battle scene in Zion featuring the machines vs. humans in these big mecha machine gun robots. Captain Mifune (Nathaniel Lees) was a bad ass in the movie but not like he did a lot, all he did was scream incoherently at other people and scream some more at the machines. Hey that’s great acting if you ask me! The CGI was excellent, and you know I’m a picky bastard when it comes to that.

“The Kid” and Zee are in the movie a lot more and actually have defined roles and play an important part in the third film. You definitely had that feel of desperation with the humans, and you didn’t have that in Reloaded. The last fight scene between Smith and Neo was cool. The score for that scene was awesome, I love choral songs. The scene was like Superman but I didn’t have a problem with it, I dunno. The CGI stunt doubles weren’t that noticeable compared to Reloaded. There’s only a handful of scenes were it looked too cartoony to me. I’m satisfied with the way it ended and kind of figured what was going to happen.

A lot of people are pissed or disappointed with the ending but I kind of like how it was left open and doesn’t explain every little thing that was unanswered. I just wished they fleshed out more scenes better or there wasn’t as much cheesy dialogue. I developed a drinking game with Revolutions. Every time a character says “God Damn,” “God Damnit” “Damn” you take a drink, and you will be very drunk by the end of it because one character, I think Roland, says it every line. I was laughing to myself the second time seeing this, and you will know what I’m talking about when you see it, or see it again. So to sum up this mess of a review, I liked the film, yes it could have been a lot better but I was pleased with the results.

Favorite Scenes: in Revolutions is Smith confronting someone and making fun of the way that person speaks and how everyone thinks in the Matrix. What I didn’t really like in the sequels was there wasn’t very much interacting between Neo and Morpheus.
Rating: R
Running Time: 129 minutes
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