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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Both Good and Bad
After waiting nearly six months to see the conclusion of The Matrix trilogy, the whole world viewed it together on a single day.
And it was a dissapointment.
But don't get me wrong. As a Matrix fan, I enjoyed Revolutions thoroughly. It continued more or less right where Reloaded left off. Yet, from the excitment that was seen in Reloaded, Revolutions dissapoints.
The majority takes place within the Real World, with 3 story's branching off. First, Zion is waiting for the Sentinels to attack, the Hammer is trying to make it back to Zion, and the Logos, carrying Neo and Trinity, is trying to make it to the machine city.
Although not nearly filled with philosophical mumbo jumbo and difficult words such as "ergo", the film dissapointed me with much of the same lines being repeated. Scenes that looked to be hot in the trailers (such as the Hell Club) were not.
Another negative is the acting by Ian Bliss, as Bane/Human Smith. While we, as the audience, know that he is Smith, Bliss does not deliver the drama and power of Hugo Weaving. He sounds like he has a cold more rather than a pyscho path.
However, the negatives get outbalanced by a superior performance by Hugo Weaving as Smith, who is spreading like a California wildfire through the Matrix. We see him go from a cold machine, to a psychotic emotional madman in this conclusion.
Also among the postives is the final clash between Neo and Smith. This was intresting in that *SPOILER* we don't see 5 jillon Smiths trying to take on Neo. It's Neo and Smith One on One. Neo comes out as the "Good One" while Smith is, "Bad One".
And with the credits rolling, no Rage Against The Machine, no Marilyn Manson, just Don Davis' score playing.
While a dissapointment, it was still, in my opinion, an outstanding film, showing that it doesn't have to be in the Matrix to be exciting.