The Matrix Revolutions

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Distributor: Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures
Genre: Action / Science-Fiction
Related links: Official website (no longer available)
Additional information: The Animatrix (review), Internet Movie Database (IMDb) entry

After seeing The Matrix Reloaded, I had big expectations for the third part of the Matrix triology. But I’m afraid I must agree a little bit with the others. It isn’t quite as good as the two previous ones. However, as a Matrix fan, I say you need to see all three as a whole, and not as their seperate parts. When you’ve come to that, you’ll see that The Matrix Revolutions sorta makes sense. It wasn’t anywhere near what I expected, but it was something that wasn’t bad either.

Zion is still about to be attacked by the 250,000 sentinels waiting at the gates. Smith has taken over the mind of Bane, as well as thousands of citizens inside the Matrix. Neo is in a coma, yet still clinging on to both worlds, as we see in the beginning of Revolutions. The Oracle has gone further in hiding. We don’t get to see much of action inside the Matrix this time around; mainly because the rest of the war is fought on the outside, in Zion. But first of all, they need one more trip to the Matrix, to get Neo back. The Oracle tells them that Neo is trapped in a world between the Matrix and the real world, and is unable to escape without any outside help. He’s stuck in a train station that connects to the Matrix, and as it turns out, this train station is controlled by the trainman, which in turn is controlled by the powerful program named Merovingian.

The final tasks are, as noted in the previous film, to save Zion and stop Agent Smith, who is growing more powerful by the minute.

There’s a lot of the humor previously seen in the other Matrix movies, not to forget the amazing action sequences. Well worth watching, unless you have extremely high expectations from The Matrix Reloaded.


Story interest: ★★★★★☆ 

Plot development: ★★★★☆☆ 

Characters: ★★★★★★ 

Credibility: ★★★★★☆ 

Visual effects: ★★★★★★ 


Overall: ★★★★★☆