129 Min | Action – Adventure – Sci-Fi | November 2003
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Director: Andy Wachowski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix Revolutions Review: The Matrix Revolutions is much more concise and to the point than The Matrix Reloaded was. The action is much more focused and purposeful, mostly because the movie is working its way toward a conclusion, rather than an open ending or a cliffhanger like either of the first two movies. The dialog is geared toward answering unanswered questions rather than raising new ones, and even the new questions raised in the third film can be answered by watching the film again (watch all three a few times over and you’ll be as pointlessly knowledgeable about The Matrix universe!). Unlike The Matrix Reloaded, even the score fits well with every scene in the movie. For instance, the Merovingian and his goons were grossly underused in this film! Such an egotistical, maniacal character should be the focus of more attention than what he received in what is supposed to be the best movie of the trilogy.
One thing must say to any viewers who criticize the film because it doesn’t look real enough or doesn’t feel right, you need to stop thinking like an illogical human and treat The Matrix like what it is, something that isn’t real. It’s science fiction, and much of the action takes place in a computer simulated dream world that is described as an imperfect simulation of the “real world”. That is all. The Wachowski brothers put together an excellent body of work with these films and accompanying works on various media so excellent. In the end, you’ll enjoy The Matrix Revolutions. It is action-packed with amazing special effects and the usual above-average acting and amazing creativity in the choreography of the fight scenes.
Agent Smith shines in a stellar performance by Hugo Weaving. His words to Neo throughout his battle are stellar. His encounter with the Oracle, awesome. Keanu, Fish, Carrie-Anne, Jada, and others for the fight for good are also as sharp as they need to be. In the end, The Matrix Revolutions is everything a true fan of the The Matrix Matrix wants. And if they ask for more, they are not only guilty of being unrealistic, but also asking too much for an amazing trilogy. Finally, everyone should keep in mind that the machines have Neo’s code, and whether Keanu Reeves comes back or not, his intellect may yet survive in the Matrix somehow.