Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) Movie Review

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Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)

2003 | R | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
129 minutes / 2h 09min

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Matrix Revolutions, The Plot Synopsis:

Neo discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with very little chances of survival. Neo's associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it's believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and the machines. What they do not know is that there is a threat from a third party, someone who has plans to destroy both the worlds.

Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) Review

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 film is the last chapter in the Matrix Trilogy.

Neo has somehow been put in a coma 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 were 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 of 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 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 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.

  • Matrix Revolutions, The Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.05
  • IMDB: 6.7
  • MetaCritic: 4.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.6

About Matrix Revolutions, The 2003

Title: Matrix Revolutions, The
AKA: The Matrix Revolutions
Year: 2003
Runtime: 129 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.03/5 stars from 404,539 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 404,539
MPAA Rating: R
Matrix Revolutions, The Cast Starring: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce Spence, Christopher Kirby, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Michael Richardson, Monica Bellucci, Harry Lennix, Bernard White, Nathaniel Lees, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ian Bliss, Anthony Zerbe, David Roberts, Harold Perrineau, Clayton Watson, Genevieve O'Reilly, Essie Davis, Robert Mammone, Robyn Nevin, Cornel West, Kate Beahan, David Bowers, Joe Manning, Helmut Bakaitis, Collin Chou, Nona Gaye, Rupert Reid, Gina Torres
Matrix Revolutions, The Writers: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Matrix Revolutions, The Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Box Office: $139,076,032
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Language: English, French
Country: USA