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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors:

Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Alice ... The Oracle
Tanveer K. Atwal Tanveer K. Atwal ... Sati
Helmut Bakaitis ... The Architect
Kate Beahan ... Coat Check Girl
Francine Bell ... Councillor Grace
Monica Bellucci ... Persephone
Rachel Blackman Rachel Blackman ... Charra
Henry Blasingame Henry Blasingame ... Deus Ex Machina
Ian Bliss ... Bane
David Bowers ... Q-Ball Gang Member #1
Zeke Castelli Zeke Castelli ... Operations Officer Mattis
Collin Chou ... Seraph
Essie Davis ... Maggie
Laurence Fishburne ... Morpheus
Nona Gaye ... Zee
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Storyline

Neo finds himself trapped 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 worlds. Written by Soumitra

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The IMAX Revolution See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The ship referred to as the Hammer was actually named the Mjolnir, after Thor's hammer. The hammer in the Norse legends always returned to its master, sparking lightning and thunder along the way. Like the hammer, the ship returned to its master (Zion), with its own lightning and thunder. See more »

Goofs

When Agent Smith approaches Oracle, she is smoking a cigarette. She puts the cigarette in her mouth and takes a sip, but when she breathes out, no smoke comes out. She does that two or three times and not even once she breathes out smoke. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
AK: I got nothing, sir. No sign of Niobe or Ghost. Nothin' but blue pills.
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Crazy Credits

The filmmakers wish to thank the support of our family, friends and fans, whose love made the impossible, possible. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was released in theaters, the waste disposal machine shown at the end had red eyes but on the DVD release the eyes were changed to green. The making of documentary on the DVD still shows the machine with red eyes, obviously the documentary used older footage. See more »

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Referenced in Unsolved Mysteries: Mystery on the Rooftop (2020) See more »

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The Trainman Cometh
Written by Ben Watkins and Don Davis
Produced by Juno Reactor
Co-produced by Don Davis
Performed by Juno Reactor and Don Davis
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Action-Packed Tedium
28 August 2004 | by pietzscheSee all my reviews

It is hard to believe that the original Matrix's philosophical subtlety came from the same authors of the two sequels.

It seems the brothers must have cribbed the original story for the first Matrix, since the last 2 show none of the original's subtlety or interest, just rehashing and CGI multiplication.

One evil robot, two evil robots, many many evil robots. Wow, what an idea, what creativity!

Viewing the behind-the-scenes on DVD disc 2, you can see the reasons for the incoherence of story and scenes - the huge fractured design team, numerous 'senior this' 'senior that', all contributing to some corporate creation lacking any inspiration. Maybe the corporate cube-farm culture works for making cars, but it doesn't seem to work for films.

I would have liked to have seen another level of reality exposed behind the mindless machines, and why are they so mindlessly evil when they can think up such a subtle ruse to enslave the humans? It isn't consistent. Why not introduce an alien ET culture who is really the master culture enslaving the machine culture by some similar hallucinatory ruse. Or, have the humans escape by transcending their bodies, as in all the traditional gnostic spiritualities.

All in all, the Matrix is just a retread of the movie TRON. TRON at least had some insight into what the machine mindset and motivation for domination might be, e.g. tyrannical game addiction, much like the decadent Roman emperors. The Matrix, after the first film, gives no thought to any subtle motivations of the machine culture, preferring the tired cliché of 'alien villain = mindless unrelenting violence'.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,475,154, 9 November 2003

Gross USA:

$139,313,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$427,344,325
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