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The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

 

Title - The Matrix Revolutions
My Admission - $6.00
One Line Review - Choice Revealed

 

Review - The Matrix Revolutions is so much easier to digest and understand than Reloaded. Reloaded expanded (perhaps boringly so) on the philosophies of the first film and Revolutions brings them to a head in a simple word, Choice.

Gone (mostly) are the long circular talks, seemingly, about nothing, and the idea of Choice is understood. Decisions are made, destinies created, and fates sealed. These fates are had at the end of very long action sequences that fill the screen with some amazing eye candy.

If you've seen Reloaded, you have to see Revolutions. There's no two ways about it. Whether you liked Reloaded or not, you've got to see how this all ends up. I don't say that lightly either but I do say it in the following context:

The Matrix is a superb film. No arguments to field or queries to dispel. If you've seen the first film you know how good it is. Reloaded and now, Revolutions are a different animal. They should be viewed as 1 film or as two parts of the same film but not necessarily as The Matrix. Love them or Loathe them Reloaded and Revolutions go hand-in-hand. And you might not enjoy them. However they are so different from The Matrix itself that you can easily leave them behind when all is said and done or simply view them as a possible future.

All of that aside, there are script issues, excessive action sequences, semi-uninteresting dialogues, plenty of canned characters with canned dialogue, and an under whelming sense of accomplishment for these films as a
trilogy.

But there are some amazing action sequences, great visual effects, and a strong sense of wanting to like these films and their ideas so much that it's hard not to enjoy yourself.

Does that mean that you won't enjoy The Matrix Revolutions? I think ultimately that you will. It's being called summer-movie trash and on many points I agree but it was exciting at times, moving at times, and even interesting at times. I think the best way to describe it is to use a quote >from the film. I enjoy The Matrix Revolutions (and The Matrix Reloaded), "because I choose to."

-m-



Movie Information

Distributor: Warner Bros
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.
Starring:  Mary Alice, Tanveer K. Atwal, Helmut Bakaitis, Francine Bell, Monica Bellucci, Rachel Blackman, Henry Blasingame, Ian Bliss, Collin Chou, Laurence Fishburne, Nona Gaye, Lachy Hulme, Christopher Kirby, Peter Lamb, Nathaniel Lees, Harry J. Lenni, Robert Mammone, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tharini Mudaliar, Robyn Nevin, Harold Perrineau, Jada Pinkett Smith, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Michael Richardson, David Roberts, Gina Torres, Clayton Watson, Hugo Weaving, Cornel West, Bernard White, Lambert Wilson, Anthony Wong, Anthony Zerbe
Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Producers:  Joel Silver
Screenwriter: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Cinematographer:  Bill Pope
Composer: Don Davis
Executive Producer: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Bruce Berman, Grant Hill, Andrew Mason
Running Time: 2 hrs. 9 min.
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller


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