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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.

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

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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 discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station 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 the worlds. Written by Soumitra

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Everything that has a beginning has an end. See more »

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$139,313,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$427,343,298
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Before she could film her scenes, Gloria Foster passed away, and The Wachowskis had to re-cast the role of The Oracle, which Mary Alice was cast. The Wachowskis decided to establish that, in The Matrix universe, programs living in The Matrix can change, and choose their forms and appearances. See more »

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When the machines stop attacking the survivors emerge from the dock Kid has a fine blood splatter on his forehead but his face is remarkably clean. As he runs inside he meets a councilor then goes on to announce to everyone the war is over. Both times the pattern of blood changes and his face gets more mucky. See more »

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AK: I got nothing, sir. No sign of Niobe or Ghost. Nothin' but blue pills.
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The Matrix > Revolutions >>>>>>>>Reloaded
9 November 2003 | by marcosrSee all my reviews

I never saw The Matrix on the big screen, in fact I had never heard of it till it came out on DVD. I watched it and was amazed. Such a unique take on a familiar concept (Dark City anyone?). New and fantastic special effects and good flowing and thought provoking dialogue. This was surely a film that the filmmakers could see as risky, since all the special effects were groundbreaking and cost so much. Adding to the problems was that it starred Mr. Whoa!, Keanu Reeves, who I feel has never proven himself a strong lead in any role. In sense I could tell they were holding back what they were capable of, mostly due to lack of money. In time The Matrix became a huge success and the Wachoski's had all the money they would ever need. With the money came the possibilities of a sequel. (it seems these days that if any film makes enough money that it deserves a sequel.) Well the ideas started brewing and soon Reloaded and Revolutions were announced and then filmed back to back.

I went into Reloaded with really high expectations. My expectations were so high based on the possibilities The Matrix left us with and where the story could go from there.. Boy was I let down. The negative definitely outweighed the bad in Reloaded. The editing, the pacing, the dialouge, and the acting, all horrendous. The only saving graces of Reloaded are two action sequences, Neo vs. The Merovingian's henchman and the freeway chase. The burly brawl was cool, but not needed and overdone. It seemed to be filmed only to make the fanboys cream thier pants. Overall a slow and pointless transition for the trilogy. Pointless, only because none of the questions asked in it are answered in Revolutions.

Revolutions on its own is good film. It doesnt quite fit into the trilogy, but considering Reloaded, that is a good thing. It's nowhere near as good or wonderous as The Matrix, but it has it's own sense of wonder. We finally get to see the scorched remains of the earth. We see how populated the machine world actually is and what it looks like. The first twenty minutes or so are just filler and confusion that leaked over from Reloaded. Once the main conflict gets started, the film really grows on its own. The defending of the dock in Zion was incredible, some people have said it's overdone, I disagree. The attack is massive and it needed to be. I was just in awe at the swarms of squids streaming in. The people of Zion knew it was hopeless, yet they fought on.

Neo vs. Smith, probably the one moment in film I have been anticipating all year. Was it cool? Yes. Was it necessary? Probably not. It was a combination of the subway fight and the burly brawl. I couldn't help but laugh a bit as these two unstoppable forces beat the crap out of each other in each overly exaggerated shot. Have you ever wondered what a fist looks like flying toward a face in pouring rain? Well Revolutions shows you.

This film worked for me because all the stuff that was pounded into us in Reloaded was dropped. All the philosophy is gone, for the most part. The ending itself is a bit anti-climatic, too happy and sequel fodder. Why can't films just end anymore? Why do filmakers insist on leaving open possiblities for sequels? I just don't get it. The Matrix Reloaded was a dark, violent and sometimes over the top action movie. I bought it and I liked it.

And to those of you who haven't heard of or seen Dark City. Go see it and watch a much better movie than The Matrix that has almost the exact same concept.

***/*****


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