After all the chaos that occurred in "Reloaded," this one picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of the previous chapter. Neo has made his choice and now it is time to see if it was the right one. This is the last chapter in the Matrix Trilogy.
Neo has some how been put in a comma and his mind has been put in a world that is stuck between the real world and the Matrix. The Oracle tells Morpheus and Trinity that they must save Neo wherever he is. They go off with the help of Seraph to find him. During all of this Agent Smith is still running wild in the Matrix and Zion is preparing its last defense against the machines.
This final chapter was amazing and disappointing at the same time. It had the scenes of complicated philosophy that the previous one lacked. The scene where Neo met Sati and her parents was moving. It had me thinking about it for weeks. The scene with Neo and the Oracle was also interesting and the final battle was a visual masterpiece. After that scene I would nominate the Wachowskis to direct a Dragon Ball Z movie. It had amazing fighting scenes on land, in the air and through buildings. To top this all off it was happening during a huge thunderstorm.
Now that the smoke has cleared and the Matrix Saga is complete I will point a few things out. One thing Revolutions lacked compared to the other two movies was the action. Besides the Super Burly Brawl everything was bland. Nothing wowed me like the lobby scene from the original or the Burly Brawl or the Highway Chase scene in reloaded. The attack of the machines on Zion was ok but it felt too much like Aliens or Terminator. Action wise nothing new was really shown which is a shame since that is what the Matrix is known for.
As confusing as people find the Matrix the only thing that really puzzled me was the ending. WTF?! There was absolutely no closure in my opinion. It seemed as if everyone was fighting for nothing in the end. It almost felt as if it was two and a half hours wasted. I wanted to see everything resolved.
An unfortunate thing that was upsetting was that due to the death of the original Oracle Gloria Foster she was replaced by Mary Alice. Though she played her role well she paled in comparison to Gloria’s amazing performance.
About Matrix Revolutions, The (2004)
Director: Josh Oreck