|Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Love, Robots, Superhero, Post-Apocalypse, Demonic Possession, Tragedy, Gore, Martial Arts, Religion, Murder, Cult Classic|
Tagline: Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Plot: At the stunning conclusion of The Matrix Reloaded, Neo (KEANU REEVES) took another step forward in the quest for truth that began with his journey into the real world at the outset of The Matrix - but that transformation has left him drained of his power, adrift in a no man's land between the Matrix and the Machine World. While Trinity (CARRIE-ANNE MOSS) holds vigil over Neo's comatose body, Morpheus (LAURENCE FISHBURNE) grapples with the revelation that the One in which he has invested a life's worth of faith is merely another system of control invented by the architects of the Matrix.
In The Matrix Revolutions, the final explosive chapter in the Matrix trilogy, the epic war between man and machine reaches a thundering crescendo: the Zion military, aided by courageous civilian volunteers like Zee (NONA GAYE) and the Kid (CLAYTON WATSON), desperately battles to hold back the Sentinel invasion as the Machine army bores into their stronghold. Facing total annihilation, the citizens of the last bastion of humanity fight not only for their own lives, but for the future of mankind itself.
But an unknown element poisons the ranks from within: the rogue program Smith (HUGO WEAVING) has cunningly hijacked Bane (IAN BLISS), a member of the hovercraft fleet. Growing more powerful with
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Revolutions is more action flick than either of its predecessors. While that may spell big box office, it doesn't spell long-term staying power, and of the three films in The Matrix trilogy, the final installment may well go down as the biggest disappointment of them all.
--Leigh Johnson (Hollywood.com)
''Reloaded'' was certainly a lumpy, gaseous treatise of a movie, but viewers of ''Revolutions'' may find themselves looking back on it fondly.
--A.O. Scott (The New York Times)
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.
--James Berardinelli (ReelViews)
Apocalypse now and Zen: The trilogy's gloomy finale ties up the plot's loose ends but leaves the imagination hungry.
--Andrew O'Hehir (Salon)
Still, in a basic and undeniable sense, this is a good movie, and fans who have earned their credit hours with the first two will want to see this one and graduate. To the degree that I was able to put aside my questions, forget logic, disregard continuity problems and immerse myself in the moment, "The Matrix Revolutions" is a terrific action achievement.
--Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
As a final act and summation of the brilliant "Matrix" and the not-so-brilliant "Matrix Reloaded," it's utterly inconsequential; as pure spectacle it's almost a hoot but only a little more entertaining, finally, than the Redskins.
--Stephen Hunter (Washington Post)
An improvement on the woeful second part, though that isn’t really saying much, this is pretty much a straight-up war film – still, at least they tie everything up nicely.
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
A perfect ending to one of sci-fi's crowning achievements. Overshadowing the amazing CGI, great story, and intense action, this film has a gigantic beating heart.
--Stephen 'Kerouac' Lindsay (MovieWeb)
The Matrix Revolutions is an ambitious human epic that provides spectacular battle scenes and a story with solid emotional reflection, and it remains one of the most climactic final chapters in sci-fi history.
--Joshua Bertram (MovieWeb)
Yeah, it is a great movie, but it's not as great as we all hoped it would've been, which is why some will consider this movie a failure, even though it doesn't fail to entertain on many levels.
--Brian Gallagher (MovieWeb)
A fitting end to the second film but a far cry from what we hoped for after the first. Revolutions offers bowl fulls of kinetic action, but fails to answer any of its own questions.
--Derek May (MovieWeb)
I was entertained, but I was far from enlightened, and the fact that “The Matrix Revolutions” is the least interesting and challenging of the trilogy is certainly not something that I had expected to report.
--Jamey Hughton (MovieViews)
So when the climactic battle comes, it has no anticipation, no suspense, and not even any surprise. The Wachowskis have already used up their entire bag of tricks on the first two films, and they've even been out-CGIed this year by the likes of "Finding Nemo."
--Jeffrey M. Anderson (San Francisco Examiner)
|OK, creating this trilogy was no mean feat. It is a major accomplishment and will go down in cinematic history -- for special effects and marketing, in particular. But when it comes to a film standing the test of time, the audience must have an emotionalattachment with the story. A bunch of emotion-free humans dressed in black, wearing sunglasses, and millions of computer-generated machines doesn't fill that bill.|
--Paul Clinton (CNN Showbiz)
Gravity defying battle sequences, amazing style and grace, philosophical reasoning, intelligent ideas, and inventive story telling are just a few things that can be taken a way from what will probably go down as one of the classic trilogies of our time. A-
--Craig Younkin (Lee's Movie Info)
It felt like I was experiencing the first forty-five minutes of Reloaded over the entire running time span. C-
--Lee Tistaert (Lee's Movie Info)
Noisy, repetitious and bloated with the Wachowski brothers' jumbled, digital-age philosophy, "Revolutions" picks up exactly where this summer's "The Matrix Reloaded" stopped, and after a plodding first hour it hurtles at video-game speed toward its spiritual climax.
--Jack Mathews (New York Daily News)
Visually stunning, but in every other way completely and utterly boring. I found myself rooting for the robots, if only for the sake of a swifter ending. 4/10
--Gary Panton (Movie Gazette)
For some geeks, the movie's justification will be in the final showdown between Neo and Smith - a digital-effects extravaganza with an audience of thousands of Smiths watching as the two go at it on the ground and in the air, through lightning and a pouring rainstorm.
--Lou Lumenick (New York Post)
The fuzzy religious aura that has always surrounded Keanu Reeves's dude avatar Neo hardens into overt symbolism, and the upshot is both ridiculous and entertainingly fruity. True believers will be reaching for the red pill, but it's still not quite enough to convert the heretics.
-- (Boston Globe)