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- Matrix Revolutions
Una pelicula para coleccionar, ideal para estrenar el home theaser. Tiene un sonido buenisimo y un monton de efectos especiales.
Por todo esto es super disfrutable, para ver varias veces....more info
- Significantly underrated
This likely superfluous review (I say "superfluous" as most people have likely already made up their mind about this highly unusual trilogy) has been a long time coming. I wanted to be sure how I felt about the movie before commenting on it for others. I enjoyed the original Matrix film but I never saw what all the hype was about. Underneath the wire-fu and the intro philosophy was, I thought, a fairly typical Hollywood action extravaganza disguised by a stylish pair of sunglasses and nifty visual effects. Good but, seriously, what's the hype about?
To me, the sequels changed that. For one thing, different types of philosophy are explored and surprisingly few plot points are every fully resolved. I don't mean that they're not concluded, just that the Wachowski's don't sit the viewer down and didactically explain why Neo was deleted along with Agent Smith, the machine god couldn't have done that sooner, etc. Basically you have to figure a lot of stuff out for yourself.
Let's face it, most people (even the cinematic elite) are most comfortable with Hollywood-style storytelling. So an sci-fi/action trilogy that shows a centuries-long war ending by having the pseudo-Christ figure hero sue for peace rather than a James Bond-style ending where the bad guys die and their hideout is destroyed will doubtlessly disappoint some people. Frankly, it's hard to hold that against them considering the rather formulaic, albeit legendary, first movie.
I was rather ambivalent about the Matrix before the sequels. After the sequels, I'm still not a rabid fan but I really REALLY like the franchise a lot more for it's intellectual honesty and original storytelling.
I do miss old school bullet time though (last seen in the original Matrix). It seems like the newer bullet time effects we see in the sequels is basically glorified slow motion most of the time.
And guys? If people don't like the sequels, it's not really a matter of them "not getting it", but they probably just have different expectations from film as entertainment....more info
- Not good enough for the budget it had...
While I loved the entire series, overall - "Reloaded" and "Revolutions" had what, 10 times the budget of the original film - and failed to pack as much of a punch.
"Reloaded" and "Revolutions" seemed to spend more time building on all the obscure religious references than actually continuing where the first film left off.
What saddens me the most, in watching these two films, you walk away asking yourself where the budget went? They had millions and millions of dollars, and other than the highway scene and the sentinel attack scene - I can't think of any other significant scenes that would cost a lot to produce - where did all that money go? Sure there was a LOT of CGI, but nothing wild enough to cost millions and millions........more info
- last part of the Matrix Trilogy
If you're a fan of the Matrix, this one will not disappoint. The last chapter to the story, it's filled with more crazy action scenes to keep you on the edge of your seat....more info
- Lame end to an OK trilogy
On my way out of the theater after watching this movie, I turned to the guy walking next to me(total stranger) and said "was that some kind of a joke?" He simply replied by saying "I dont even know man, I dont know what to think." It was probably the most disappointing movie-going experience of my life.
When I first saw THE MATRIX, I was about 12, and was wowed. It became my favorite movie. You have to know, however, that I was also watching Dragon Ball Z every day after school at the time.
When the second one came out, I thought it was good. It has more of the insano action, and cerebral thinking moments (the part at the end with the architect was fascinating to me, I had to watch it several times to fully understand what he was talking about). The third one, REVOLUTIONS, however, is an inexcusably bad film. It is just so terrible. It fails to deliver on any promise of the first two films, and ends in a big stalemate. I'm not even going to go into the fact that the movie is basically one big plot hole.
Upon rewatching the whole trilogy, it is alot stupider than I remembered. The first movie is OK by itself, but is still kind of silly, and the sequels are just pure crap. I guess you have to be in middleschool to really love these films....more info
- A Five Star Ending
While it would be hard for any movie to top the original Matrix, this movie attempts to do so. On some levels, it is the best Matrix movie yet. It goes out with a bang. Without ruining the ending, I will say that it is a climactic experience, and keeps you pinned to your seat thirsty for more every step of the way. This movie, as well as the previous 2, belong in the collections of action fans everywhere....more info
It's unfortunate that good movies often receive bad reviews simply because they don't live up to the hype. This was a good, fun movie. Granted the original Matrix was much better but how much of that was its newness? My only disappointment was that up to this point in the trilogy, every phenomenon had a scientifically plausible explanation. That's why it's SCIENCE FICTION. But when Neo gets to the real world and finds he can control the squiddies, that's no longer science - it's magic - and that's cheating. It's no longer science fiction but fantasy. Both are great genres, but you have to stick to one or the other. Those are the rules. If they had come up with a better explanation (like there are multiple layers of matrices) that would have been just fine by me....more info
- More of the same...which is a good thing!
A nice, tidy ending to the groundbeaking Matrix phenomenon....more info
- This is a perfect example of Capitalism.
What does Capitalism have to do with rating a movie? lets be real the first and origiinal movie the Matrix was excellent, if it was ended there we would all be still talking about! what is the Mtarix, however hollywood is about maximising profits, why not see how deep into your pockets we can go! they bring sub- stories and plot with only one thing in mind to confuse! i will not comment no more on this movie, i feel that most of you people don't really care what you watch as long as everyone is watching it too. This movie assinated this series completely and that is good. laterz folks. ...more info
- better then most people think
The final movie. Kill or be kill. The humans are tring their best to fight those machines they even have big machines themselves were they can go inside and control which makes it easier on them. Trinity died for good this time. And Neo in the end fight agent Smith I wish the fighting was a bit faster but what a good ending to the whole matrix series....more info
- An Intelligent Epic Lands On Its Face
It's hard to believe The Matrix Revolutions is a conclusion to the 1999 film, The Matrix. What began as a ground-breaking epic four years prior ends with a subpar action flick, discarding many of the elements that made the original the smart, slick film it's still regarded as today.
The first major problem with Revolutions is that it's NOT A DIRECT SEQUEL TO RELOADED. It isn't! The Wachowski Brothers apparently decided that their game, Enter the Matrix, should serve as a link between the two films, so there are a few things going on at the beginning of Revolutions that seem to follow Reloaded, but make no sense if you didn't play the game. This is a clever marketing ploy, but as far as delivering the story, it's not very smart; fortunately, it isn't TOO important to what's going on, so the questions will end long before the movie takes off.
I've watched a lot of films with action sequences so intense I wish they'd never end. The Matrix Revolutions seems to be trying to fulfill that wish here, except it's not done very well. The epic battle with the sentinels over Zion is very, VERY intense, but it goes on so long and without interruption you may find yourself looking at your watch, wondering when the actual story's going to come back. And when it does...well, sometimes you get the feeling you know why they spent more time on the battle sequences.
In short, the end result is a film that's so cliche, choppy, and overblown that you feel they placed most of the focus on special effects, which are impressive, but nothing extraordinary. Purists will probably wish this film never existed; at the very least, it's an intense action flick that "wraps up" the conflict presented in the original....more info
I sort of shook my head as I read some of the reviews of the conclusion of the series.
I had read early after the first movie that the W brothers intended all along to have 3 levels to the saga. The action part of it was to appeal to a certain segment of the movie public. Matrix 1 certainly captured the attention of the game playing segment of the population but there was an undercurrent to all the movies that wasn't about the special effects.
I was so surprised that more people didn't catch the King Author references in the movie. There were so many but particularly the ending when the "boat" took the dying king to Avalon.
The shinning promise of Camelot was no more but the world was left with the hope that should Arthur be needed for the final battle that he would return .
The other element was that in the end it wasn't the war that mattered. It was what Neo was willing to give that mattered. That in the end that Neo made it possible that those who came after would be able to enjoy another sunrise.
That all of us have the potential to be the one. I think a lot of people wanted to feel the the hero kicked butt and won and came back the conquering hero.
But real life isn't like that. In this country during this particular time we have come through a period where we have glorified war and claimed the heroes were the ones willing to fight for glory and gore. The reality is that many of them come back in body bags and a lot come back as amputees-- Their real fight just beginning. Now they have to find a reason for a future after they have given everything they had. They were heroes when they left for war and every one applauded them for going but very few people want to look at them when they come back in pieces.
Neo gave everything he had and lost everything he cared except his belief that there should be a future. I left the movie feeling inspired and wanting to rise to the potential of being "the One".
The spirit of Neo lives! YOU BE THE ONE!!! ...more info
- Excellent sequel!
I know of friends who only saw the first Matrix movie and that is a shame, as all three parts of the trilogy belong together as the journey of Neo and the change that happens to him along the way. It is a fantastic job that has been done in keeping the quality at the top without descending into making B-grade follow up movies as is often the case with sequels.
It is a movie that can be seen on many levels. Some will see it just as a great action movie which it is, but there is so much more to this film. It is a fantastic depiction of the journey of the spiritual seeker and the difficulties that he encounters within himself as he starts pushing against the prisons of his own mind and the multitude of programs that operates and which keep us small.
It also neatly depicts the way humans are kept as 'food for the moon' in Gurdjieff's words or simply food for ultra terrestrials. In the film this is depicted as humans, being little less than cultivated biological batteries for the machines.
The story is part of a trilogy and all three parts are worth watching more than once, as you will undoubtedly see new things each time. Things that start making sense only after some time of reflection and reading. In this regard I can recommend reading the book by Ouspensky called "In Search of the Miraculous", and the book by Laura Knight-Jadczyk called "The Secret History of the World".
- man machine as defence?
the primary defence of zion is in the hands of man operated machines - which are also designed in the shape of man - for a man to sit in and operate them. they have a machine gun fitted to each hand. is this the best that anybody would think of to ward off swarms of attacking sentinels? even traditional machine guns in stone bunkers as used in the two world wars would have been much more effective than these man machines.
apart from this the plot is also a bit too convoluted to merit any special mention.
matrix 1 was fantastic. reloaded was eye candy par excellence. but revoutions is a let down!...more info
- The Matrix Revolutions (full screen edition)
I love this movie and bought the full screen edition and like it much better than the letterbox format....more info
- Worse than the second movie
This film is like watching the Super Bowl and havng it end in a tie. That's exactly what happens at the end--the entire war between the machines and the people ends in a draw.
Imagine if Jaws ended that way. Roy and the shark getting cozy on a couch and saying, "No hard feelings bud!"
- a dissapointment
The Matrix started off a trilogy that could have and should have been awesome. The original was a classic and shall always be remembered. It's a one of a kind movie. On the other hand, the sequel lost me at certain plot points and had some unnecessary and boring parts but the compelling and absolutely awesome fighting scenes and "the chase" make it a very solid and good movie. And then, we go to the Matrix Revolutions. I was really excited to see the last installment of this trilogy but I was very dissapointed at the end.
First off, I don't understand why certain characters are introduced and then that's it. They just dissapear. The frenchman reappeared in this one, but nothing really happened with him. The trainmaster was introduced and fought Neo and then he just dissapeared. The movie does have one awesome scene where the sentinels fight humans and giant robots that they pilot with big guns, miniguns, and rocket launchers. But, this scene did seem to last forever, a little too long than it should have. But, it still was very neat and awesome. And then, there's the ending which was a letdown to me. I won't go into details but this movie was even more of a letdown because the awesome precedessors were ended by a strange, and dissapointed conclusion. If you're a big fan, or just want to watch the REALLY LONG BATTLE SCENE, it's worth a buy, or else, buy the original which is a good movie while the sequels only have really cool and neat moments but are boring and confusing. The Matrix Reloaded is better than this one though because it has way more cool and awesome scenes. Well, there it is, my views on the final installment of a trilogy. ...more info
- Revolutions isn't quite the ending I envisioned
The Matrix Revolutions is a tough movie to score. First you have the greatness of the first two films to take into acount. If you judge the movie as an individual film, it is by all means great. The acting was great, visuals were awesome, and the direction was at its best. I do not consider myself a stupid person, and am not stupid. I have legitimate reasons to dislike this movie. While it is supposedly great because of it symbolism, that is not what the Matrix trilogy is trying to achieve. It is not a religion, it is a set of three films. Taking the first two films into acount, the third is pretty bad. While Revolutions answers many questions, it does not answer those from the previous films. Revolutions is more of a Matrix supplement than a real ending. Sure Zion is save, Smith is destroyed, and peace is achieved, but all the build up from the first two movies is lost. It is as if they made this movie to some two prequels that I've never seen. This film departs from the Matrix roots, and stumbles because of it. While in the first two films most of the dialogue was in riddles, this film makes up totally new riddles to answer. Take the general idea of this movie and separate it from the trilogy to get a great movie, but stick it into the Matrix, and it becomes strangely out of place. They should have done better to conclude the trilogy, but since I have no power to change this I shall have to be satisfied with it. To bad we shall never know how deep the rabbit hole truly goes......more info
The Matrix Revolutions represents a disappointing way for the science fiction trilogy to bow out. Overlong and underwhelming, The Matrix Revolutions reinforces the thinking that it's a rare movie series in which the final chapter is the strongest. In this installment, the intelligence and ideas that formed one of the cornerstones of the original The Matrix, and were still in evidence in The Matrix Reloaded, have been shunted aside in favor of computer-generated action that makes about 1/3 of this movie look like a video game on the big screen.
The problems with the film are easy enough to pinpoint. It's pretentious (this was true, at least to a degree, of its predecessors) - we're expected to approach this film with the same solemnity that the Wachowski Brothers do. The action is hackneyed - the slo-mo martial arts stuff was neat the first time, but it was already getting old by the time it was re-used in The Matrix Reloaded. Now, it's past the expiration date, and the Wachowskis fail to come up with anything genuinely new or innovative to enhance or improve upon it. The pacing is uneven - the first hour is bogged down with talking and unnecessary exposition; not until the half-way point does the energy level shoot up. And the payoff is weak. Had this been a stand-alone popcorn science fiction adventure, it might have been enjoyable, but this is a poor way to end a trilogy. Expectations built up by the first two films are not fulfilled. One could be forgiven for anticipating something more momentous than a long shoot-'em-up followed by a glorified fistfight. And the "twist," if it can be called that, is hardly earthshaking.
The Matrix Revolutions begins where The Matrix Reloaded ended - with Neo (Keanu Reeves) in a coma after defeating a few sentinels. Actually, his mind is stuck in a sort of limbo (that looks like a train station) between the Matrix and the Real World. Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) go in after him, and are forced to make a deal with the annoyingly cultured Merovingian (Lambert Wilson) to retrieve him. Meanwhile, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), has found a way to escape from the Matrix in his unending quest to eliminate Neo. The machines are about to finish off Zion, and Lock (Harry J. Lennix) is running out of options. Morpheus, Link (Harold Perrineau Jr.), and Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith) decide to return to the human city, but Neo and Trinity believe their destiny lies elsewhere. So, with the fate of mankind riding on their shoulders, they head in an unexpected direction.
In recent years, the line between special effects-focused blockbusters and computer games has been shrinking, and The Matrix Revolutions further narrows the gap. All that's missing is a joystick on the theater seat arm rest. The battle for Zion should be tense and suspenseful, but the obviousness of the computer generated animation during these sequences damages the ability to suspend disbelief. I didn't ever believe that I was watching humanity's last stand. Instead, I felt like I was watching a non-playable demo for a Matrix Revolutions videogame - shoot down as many sentinels as possible before being overwhelmed. The human element is limited to a few familiar faces rather than legitimate characters we actually care about.
After playing Superman for the last movie, Neo is back to being merely mortal this time around. That makes for some degree of uncertainty about his fate, but, unfortunately, it also requires that Keanu Reeves attempt to do more than stand around looking bemused and cool in black. The Matrix Revolutions expects Reeves to act a little, but the moment he tries to show emotion, we have to fight back giggles. Sadly, Reeves isn't the only one to display acting deficiencies. His co-stars, Carrie-Ann Moss and Laurence Fishburne, are on auto-pilot. Moss tries (and fails) to make us believe that Trinty truly, madly, deeply loves Neo. Fishburne had little to do except look stern. The only ones with any real energy are Harold Perrineau Jr. and Jada Pinkett Smith, neither of whom has a lot of screen time. The gorgeous Monica Bellucci (as Persephone) is so underused that it's inappropriate to label her appearance as anything more than a cameo, with her cleavage getting most of the attention. There has been one casting change: the enigmatic Oracle is now played by Mary Alice, replacing Gloria Foster, who died during production of The Matrix Reloaded.
When The Matrix Revolutions works, it does so as eye candy. Although the first hour drags because of the pontificating about choice and fate (none of the speeches offer anything new), the second hour zips by. The battle sequences may not be as involving as those in, say, Star Wars, but they are done with enough technical savvy to retain the attention of most viewers. And those who are on hand just to see a big-budget special effects extravaganza will be satisfied. Anyone hoping to experience the blend of science fiction, philosophy, and edgy action that characterized the previous two movies will be disappointed. Nevertheless, for completists who need to find out how it ends, The Matrix Revolutions provides answers (although not necessarily to all questions) and doesn't cop out when it comes to the final resolution. ...more info
- Machines can be manipulated
The third film finally gives the secret. For one, it is probably slightly better as for the fights because they are more in the air and that makes them look like surreal comic strip fights. The technique is superb and the cameras are sublime. There is not one strange and normally never used shooting angle that is not used at a moment or other in the shooting of these fights. For two, the machines are brilliant. Of course we all think of Aliens because some of the fighting equipment looks a lot like what we had in Aliens. But the beings, the machines, the mechanical fighters are absolutely unique and they look both very elegant like some giant sea creatures Octopuses maybe but with so many more legs. Machinecity is also great with the allusion to these machines not being able to live in the sunshine. Follow my eyes and read my lips. H. G. Wells is not very far with his time-traveller. The will to show schools of them flying or floating through the air makes these creatures more computer animated and governed because they get involved in some pretty heavy mass movement. But that's great. The master machine is given some kind of a human face and voice, why not since machines are born slaves and slaves imitate their masters. But this meeting with the master machine finally leads us to the real meaning of this saga. But before getting to that it is important to speak of the characterization of the main characters : they look human, they are very expressive in their faces and gestures. They do have the face and body language they need to make us believe we are in real danger. But of course, the main point of them all is the meaning the way it comes up. The machines not more than the humans want to go on with the war that is supposed to destroy the human race. It becomes very clear that the matrix was planned and produced by some human minds in order to make human life ever better than what it had ever been by giving all the dirty and heavy work to machines all maintained and locked up in Machineville. This idea is typically western in thinking, even though it is implied that humans being what they are doomsday is possible everyday of the week. It is a rewriting of H.G. Wells' Time Machine. Actual working and producing was the task of an underground race living in darkness. The change is that these producers are here machines and nothing but machines. The human race then can have it easy at enjoying life. That's a change from H.G. Wells again because for him daytime humans had become unable to do anything except enjoy living and being hunted by the underground species like wild animals or rather submissive cattle. What went wrong is that a special species of men have taken over the control of both human and machine worlds for their own interest and somewhere pleasure. They have highjacket the computer program that is behind the Matrix. The fight then takes place between Neil, aka Mr Andersen, and Agent Smith. Agent Smith has the power to clone himself into any other human being. So he has become an army and he controls the world and he has decided to get rid of the human race. Against him an Oracle, a black human woman who knows more or less what is going to happen, and Neil who has special powers too and can stop Agent Smith, but no more than stop. So he has to trap him into a common ending, a common death because he has to destroy himself if he wants to destroy the fascist. The rest is for you to discover. Very effective. So the world can survive for an unspecified period of time. Peace has been concluded through this final sacrifice. Here we have some good old Christian allusions. First of all the long cassock looking robes he is wearing, our Neil. Second his sacrifice for the survival of humanity. But there will be no resurrection, no rebirth of the world because his girl friend dies before him. No Mary Madgalene secret. And then there will be no surviving procreating couple to reinvent humanity. Humanity has been saved for a while. No Apocalypse. But a victory in the war against the machine like in Frank Herbert, but the machines are not destroyed, the equilibrium of this mechanized world is not changed, there is no promise of a saviour one day. The Christian allusion is thus reduced to a dire minimum. The meaning is also reduced to a dire minimum : for humanity to go on enjoying life we have to get rid of all machines, productive work and pollution far away from us and we have to have a few courageous and inspired warriors that are ready to sacrifice their lives for humanity to go on living. In other words good old traditional patriotic courage. That does not make this trilogy the piece of imagination that will revolutionize the world, but it is an entertaining film. And if you really get into it try to identify all the allusions to Stephen King's novels. I can tell you there are many.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University of Paris Dauphine & University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne
- the conclusion of the saga (3.5/5)
i found this concluding chapter of The Matrix trilogy much better than
the second installment and probably better than the first one.this one
was more coherent and made more sense story wise.plus there aren't as
many drawn out repetitive,and absurd fight scenes.this movie is
actually pretty exciting,particularly during the showdown between Zion
and the sentinels.but this movie,like the other two,borrows heavily
from other sources,most notably the Alien franchise,and the biblical
parallel is once again very strong.there are some logic gaps,and things
that don't make sense,but at least the story wasn't as muddled.to
me,this was the most satisfying of the trilogy.for me,The Matrix
Revolutions is a 3.5/5...more info
- The most philosophical of the three
A lot of people were disappointed with Revolutions. There just wasn't enough fighting, enough in-your-face reality bending. Unfortunately for many people, Revolutions required you to think and to have an established amount of knowledge of many different areas: philosophy, religion, mysticism. If you can digest the many layers being handed out to you at once, you'll find Revolutions to be highly enjoyable....more info
- Not bad but ...
Could have been better. Revolutions was really "Reloaded Part 2" and continued on with pretty much the same theme as the second film.
One of the more surprising things about this film is that it attempted to resolve some of the issues that were raised in Reloaded (The true identity of Bane, Neo's real purpose etc ) and integrate such issues into a finale. The philosophical issues of free will and fate came to a head in this film and we ultimately see what Neo has to "sacrifice" for the good of all.
As to the visuals, we are treated to a stunning display of CGI with the invasion of the sentinels but little in the way of actual footage in the matrix itself. It seems that Zion was the focus here and as such, most of the film takes place in this environment (the "Real world"). Overall this isn't a bad thing yet the inhabitants of this realm all look a bit jaded and depressed (lack of sunglight ?) and what's with them all being black ???
Not a bad finish to a great trilogy. Matrix 1 though still stands alone as one of the great Sci-Fi films....more info
- Great end to the trilogy, ....... or is it?
Keanu is not given a majority of time in this movie, but there's plenty of great action! It all winds down to a satisfactory ending, but there's something about it that just makes me wonder if it's really over........more info
- For die-hard "Matrix" fans only
"The Matrix Revolutions", the 3rd and final movie in the trilogy: I was very disappointed by the ending and felt betrayed - I didn't think they gave us a worthy ending to this trilogy. But again, I gave it a good rating because of the action and special effects and also because I know that most people won't watch the 2nd or 3rd movie of the Matrix trilogy without watching and liking the 1st movie, (The Matrix). In other words, if you didn't like "The Matrix", you sure as heck aren't going to like the 2nd or 3rd movie. But if you liked "The Matrix", you may like the sequels but have mixed feelings about them like I did. Also, the acting in "The Matrix Revolutions" wasn't very good. The actors seemed wooden, stiff and robotic, almost like they were machines instead of humans.
I have to admit that if I had seen these 2 sequels, I would not have bought the DVDs. I bought them without seeing the movies first. I never regretted buying "The Matrix" because it is an outstanding film and can be watched on its own.
I haven't listened to the commentary track on any of the DVDs yet - Maybe it will help with some of my questions. But there is nothing that anybody can say to fix the ending of the last movie, "The Matrix Revolutions". I don't get it. What happened to Neo? It just didn't make any sense. :-(
My rating: B-...more info
- A real let down!
I remember when this film opened in the theaters worldwide to tremendous excitement and anticipation. It was written up in newspapers, people took off work to see it when it opened the first day. Theaters were sold out and lines were unbelieveable. And then the let down and dissappointment that followed. When I went to see the film, the auditorium for this movie was empty. And the movie had only been open less than a week. And it was easy to see why. The ending of the movie was a terrible dissappoinment. Real life is tough, I like happy endings in my entertainment, and I did not get it here. I was waiting for Neo to save the day, to reunite with his lover, to either overcome the machines, or to negociate some sort of peaceful co-existance between humanity and the machines. The wonderful idea, played with in the first two films, that there was, within the machine complex, programs that had gained invidvidual conciousness and action, who wanted to go on existing as individuals and make peace with humanity, was not brought to any kind of fruition here. Neo died without purpose. The lovers are lost forever. The human race was not saved--the machine world was. The machine world will continue as before, with humanity being used as living batteries. The free city of Zion, while not totally destroyed, is now no longer secret, and secrecy was their only true defense. The machines now know where Zion is, and can destroy all free humanity whenever they become too much trouble. Where in the first film, it seemed that Neo was humanity's hope against the machines, it turns out that the machine had used Neo to preserve itself. He dies for nothing; his sacrifice, humanity and love gone to waste. He dies to preserve the machine world. Personally, I would have preferred that the human race perish than continue forever in this world as fodder for the machine complex. And what in the world happened to the character of Morpheus? Morpheus was strong, dignified, a powerful leader in the first two movies. In this one, his character has totally changed. He bearly appears onscreen, and when he does, he is fearful, weak, ineffectual and completely useless. Others take over the leadership role and Morpheus is religated to the background. Nothing comes of the terrible sacrifices that he suffered. And the action sequences in the film really did nothing for me. In one scene, the rogue computer program Agent Smith appears as a plodding giant in a stylized cityscape---for all the world like the Staypuffed Marshmallow man scene from the Ghostbusters!! Doesn't it occur to anyone in Hollywood that a movie with a happy ending sells better? This movie ranks in the same dissappointment range as the third movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean does.
- Okay on its own, terrible as part of the trilogy
'The Matrix: Revolutions' is the final installment of the Wachowski brothers' Matrix trilogy which, when viewed on its own merit is a remarkable action movie, but of very poor quality when considered in its proper role as the final episode of this modern epic. In Revolutions, which is set to take place immediately after the conclusion of The Matrix Reloaded (Widescreen Edition), Neo is in an apparent coma, having been imprisoned by a rogue program, somewhere between the Matrix and the computer network that lies outside of it. Trinity and Morpheus must free Neo from his state of mental imprisonment so that Neo can rescue Zion from the imminent and massive attack from the machines that was only hours away in Reloaded. Smith, the agent Neo destroyed in The 'Matrix,' continues to gain power so that he begins to not only threaten the Matrix, but Zion and the machine civilization in the real world, as well. Neo is forced to make a series of important choices in how to best proceed so that evil is defeated, Zion is saved, and humanity is finally freed from its invisible state of bondage.
Written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, 'Revolutions' unfortunately continues the disappointing trend begun in Reloaded where nicely mixed classical philosophy is blended with the modern world and the role of technology as a storyline, combined with amazing direction, innovative camera techniques, and wonderful coloring, is abandoned in favor of a painfully-lengthy series of very contrived fight scenes and little in the way of plot or philosophy. While the heavy use of special effects continues in Revolutions, their effect is to only enhance the action portrayed, rather than to help further the plot. Essentially, what the audience is left with is dependent upon what they expect from this movie. For those who wanted to see a grand capstone to the saga of Neo told in the same spirit as The Matrix there is only disappointment, as the Wachowski brothers have once again failed to capture the same energy, innovation, and intellectual appeal present in the original film, instead resorting to a weak plot and lots of special effects. For those who wanted to see a very good action movie, their expectations will be met, and likely exceeded. If the inconsistencies in plot, lack of intellectual content, clich¨¦d dialog, and disappointing understanding of history (the machine city has its very own Maginot Line that worked so poorly for France during World War II) can be ignored, The Matrix: Revolutions may be enjoyed as nothing more than a remarkable action movie.
If these issues are the antithesis of what appealed to you about The Matrix, do not bother wasting your money to see this film in the theaters; wait for it to be released in video stores....more info
- Spoiler** Don't bother...
I warned you. Don't see this movie - it ruins the whole concept. Instead of being the great liberator, it turns out Neo was nothing but a software upgrade. All the same violence, all the same villain, all for nothing but a sunset. Ugh. What a rip off....more info
- the end of the end
Well this is it the last of the most original and creative stories of all time. And here we go again more haters tearin this movie apart for no reason. YA it was a little slower than the second and first but WHO CARES if it got a good story who cares, what the hell did u expect to happen since the first movie they talked about the final war between man and machine so thats what they showed us , my only complaint was that i did want to see more of neo kickin some ass like in the reloaded which is the best chapter in the trilogy but revolutions is second best for sure . And what fight scene can beat the final fight with neo and smith that was the best fight i EVER saw in a movie in my life it was sick. So ya for all you haters who cant apreciate a good unique movie like this then thats your loss its a good movie with great action and the best fight ever to end the movie, it would get a perfect 5 if there was less war and more fighting inside the matrix with neo and it does fall a little short from matrix reloaded but its still a very good movie with amazing graphics ...more info
great product - the completion of the Matrix trilogy which was an amazing piece of science fiction. can't have the other two movies without this one too !...more info
- There is something missing in //Revolutions//
If you've watched the First Maxtrix then you thought it was pretty cool and the most orignal thing you've seen since Anime was ever created. If you've seen the Maxtrix: Reloaded, then you'd think it like any other II sequel; lots of action, not plot at all, and had more meaningless dialouge than before (Take Terminator III). That said Matrix Revolutions loses sight of what made the "first" maxtrix great and turns out to be just another End of the world by the hands of Machines movie with the maxtrix and all its charactes slapped into it. The movie begins where it had left off, Neo is trapped between the Maxtrix and the real world and the his friends have to go and rescue him but they have to get past the Merovingian and his lackys to do this. Once they do all hell breaks loose and the machines invade Zion. The "long awaited fight" between Neo and Smith is a blanant rip off of Dragon Ball Z and is so CGI animated you will find youself skipping to a good part, but there are none (bullet time isn't cool anymore). All in all the two brothers of this "trillogy" killed what people loved about the Maxtrix and waited too long to make sequels. The characters are out of character and Carie Ann moss is so old she looks manish, Keanu Reeves has a receeding hair line, and Larunance Fishburne has gained weight. The best thing for you do is skip this movie and stick to the first Maxtrix. Its not very good. [a 3 out of 5]
- A true classic; Forget the clown that reviewed before me
This movie is just one great film. I like it better today then when it first came out. And DON'T listen to the doofus reviewer that precedes mine. She is simply wrong, wrong, wrong. I think that when the film first came out, each had their own expectations of how the trilogy should end. If these expectations weren't met, they criticized the film. I did to some extent back then too but today I have flip flopped like John Kerry. Rewatch the film with no expectations and you'll love it!...more info
- Everything that has a Beginning, has an End
The stunning conclusion to the Wachowski brothers "Matrix" trilogy comes to life. Highly controversial at it's release, the film has since never quite redeemed itself in eyes of the fans of the series. As a side note, this film might recieve better reception as time goes on, much like "Alien 3" although this is simply speculation.
The film begins almost the second its predecessor ended, Neo is unconcious, with the he's-got-to-be-up-to-no-good Bane lying right beside him. The film almost immediately throws itself back into the computer world with the revelation that the Morovingian isn't quite done with our leather-clad heroes yet.
One of the most interesting aspects of the film is the extended focus on the people of Zion. It frequently breaks away from the main characters to focus on the less developed ones which were introduced in the previous movie. While the ominous buzzing of the machines comes ever closer, the people of Zion prepare for what they know will be their final battle. I particularly liked the development of Kid, a character only breifly touched upon in "Reloaded" gets a nice portion of the spotlight while defending Zion.
While humans and machines clash, Morpheus, Niobe and their crew come to aid in the battle at their home. Niobe's character undergoes much development during this period, proving her loyalty to the human race.
One of the films only weaknesses is the lack of focus on Neo and Trinity, who are completely absent for a large portion of the film. Their characters never really undergo any development, with the exception of an extremely powerful sequence toward the end.
The reason that Revolutions, in my mind, was a success was because of the ending. The Wachowski brothers don't waste time showing what occurs afterwards, they simply end the story, telling it the way they wanted to tell it. This is one of the things I really like about the brothers, they don't sell out on their vision and let the filmmaking norms taking over their story. They tell their story, not the story that the audience EXPECTS or WANTS to see, but the story THEY want to tell, which is what filmmaking is really about.
If you are a die-hard fan of the Matrix or just a person who has a tendancy to like deeply misunderstood movies, watch this.
- The Matrix Revolutions (Widescreen Edition)
I guess if you're a diehard Matrix fan, Revolutions will be a must have. IMO, Revolutions is just more of the same. I'm not suggesting Revolutions is necessarily bad, but other than an ending, I don't think it adds anything to the story. Then again, an ending is a good thing. I don't understand why this series is rated R tho??...more info
I waited a long time to see this because everyone I know didn't like it, as it relates to the first two films. When I finally gave in, I wasn't expecting much (my sure fire method of getting more out of a film), so I appreciated it more than I expected...plus Jada Pickett-Smith is hot. However, the ending needed a little more resolution, considering the monumental storyline.
Lower your expectations, have a few beers, and watch all three films in a row.
- "Where there is a beginning, there is an end..."
The film picks up from where The Matrix Reloaded left off and continues to shed light on Neo and his quest to save humanity. The "mother of all battles" awaits and this time it all comes to an end...
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lawrence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, and the rest of the cast have truly outdone themselves with their performances, which are exceptional to say the least! All the actors, without exceptions, give it their 100% and it really shows (the chemistry is AMAZING)! Very well written and very well presented, the movie is without a doubt one that can be watched over and over again.
The plot, the setting, the SPECIAL EFFECTS, the music, and the battle scenes are all EXCELLENT! The Matrix Revolutions is guaranteed to provide for an evening's entertainment. In addition, it is one of those films that gets you and keeps you thinking long after it's over.
In conclusion, the Matrix Trilogy, as a whole, is one to seriously consider adding to your movie collection!
- Why did he go back to hand-to-hand combat?
At the end of the first movie, Neo figured out that it was all a program that he could manipulate at will. Then he went back to hand-to-hand combat in the 2nd and 3rd movies. That is just absurd. And instead of flying around, he could have simply popped in at a different location like the agents do.
The other thing I didn't like was the move away from the sharp camera angles. The first movie felt like a comic book with really high angles showing the rain fall, etc. The 2nd and 3rd degenerated into a flat faux goth feel. The messianic theme seemed to disappear as well. ...more info