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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

While Trinity is chasing the Trainman in the subway, an advertisement for Powerade can be seen. When The Matrix Reloaded (2003) was released in theatres, Matrix-based commercials for Powerade aired on U.S. television. See more »

Goofs

Train Man fires 9 times with a six-shooter while Morpheus and Trinity chase him through the subway. Although the Train Man makes the rules in the "limbo" train station where he is more powerful than Neo, there's no reason to suppose he has the same power in the rest of the matrix where he is chased by Morpheus and Trinity. He'd have no reason to flee if that was the case. 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 giant robotic head is listed in the credits as "Deus ex machina" Meaning "a god from a machine." In Greek and Roman drama, deus ex machina referred to a god lowered by stage machinery to resolve a plot or extricate the protagonist from a difficult situation. 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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Music by Django Reinhardt
Performed by Django Reinhardt
Courtesy of JSP Records
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Finding Neo
26 September 2004 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

'The Matrix Revolutions' is the much-anticipated conclusion to the Wachowski Brothers' cultic sci-fi trilogy, whose previous entries were 'The Matrix' and 'The Matrix Reloaded.' In the series' final installment, the messiah figure, Neo, does battle with the diabolical forces that have imprisoned most of humanity in a world of cyber unreality via a massive computer program known as The Matrix.

Of the three films, 'Revolutions' is definitely the least imaginative and the least interesting. What separated the first two episodes in the series from most other action films was the willingness on the part of the filmmakers to bring some thematic depth and narrative complexity to a genre that, all too often, finds no room for such qualities. The previous two films didn't always succeed in their endeavor - often emerging as more hollow and pretentious than meaningful and profound - but they managed to remain intriguing even in their moments of failure. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for 'Revolutions,' which spends so much time on repetitive action scenes and special effects that there is little time left over for storyline and theme. In a strange way, Neo himself ends up getting lost in this film, dropping off the radar screen for astonishingly long stretches of time, only to re-emerge periodically to remind us that there really is supposed to be a purpose buried somewhere beneath all this ear-splitting commotion (this could be re-titled 'Finding Neo'). The sad fact, though, is that, once we arrive at the climactic scene to which all three films have been building, the resolution turns out to be a ham-handed muddle, utterly lacking in clarity and coherence After an almost six-hour-long buildup over the course of the three films, the audience is left scratching its collective head wondering just what it was that happened before the closing credits started rolling by. Perhaps smarter people than I can figure all this out for, frankly, after the overall disappointment occasioned by this film, I couldn't muster either the desire or the effort to probe very deeply into the matter.

It goes without saying that the special effects in this film are spectacular - we would expect nothing less - but what we don't get from 'Revolutions' - which we did from the two previous 'Matrix' films - is that little something extra in the form of intelligence and sophistication that made them more than just the bland, over-produced, assembly-line products they easily could have become - and which 'Revolutions' very nearly is. Even the stolid earnestness of Keanu Reeves can't convince us this time around that there is anything hidden under all those cool gadgets and explosions worth our looking into.

Thus endeth the Matrix series, not with a bang but with a whimper - intellectually speaking that is.


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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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