The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix Revolutions is an 2003 science fiction, action film directed by the Wachowskis. It's a sequel to 2003's The Matrix Reloaded. It was meant to be the final film of The Matrix trilogy, which continued with The Matrix Online, (which was shut down in 2009), and however, the fourth film is now in development in February 2020, and the fourth film will be released on December 22, 2021.
In the continuation of The Matrix Reloaded, and as the dystopia is overrun by robots, Neo (Keanu Reeves), mankind's greatest hope, is trapped in a limbo world. Meanwhile, the majority of the planet's population remains in a state of suspended virtual reality. The few humans who are cognizant of the grim realities of the world desperately try to hold off their mechanical enemies long enough for Neo to escape and save the day, but things turn disastrous when all-powerful computer program Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) arrives in the flesh.
- While The Matrix Revolutions's premise is pretty original, and despite the film being the second part of Reloaded and having some improvements that weren't shown in the first two films, it's sadly ruined with a horrible execution.
- This is a sequel of The Matrix terribly inferior compared to what made the original film, and the sequel Reloaded so great. It all feels different as it unnecessarily made loads of changes up to the point where this isn't feel like that it really is a Matrix movie, in addition, most of the plots, and the newer characters in the movie never served any other charm or charisma, unlike the first two films.
- Too many lacks of ideas, meaning the more ideas it's gets, unfortunately, tone down with nothing special, but any original ideas were not in use.
- Poor, weak, and boring story that it feels longer than it actually is, and it was not as epic as the first two movies, and most of the new characters rarely getting any character development because of it.
- Misleading poster: On the poster, There was a poster that Neo and Trinity wearing their black suits, that meant to be uses at the final battle with Agent Smith, but in the movie, it barely had any screentime what they wear from the first two movie, and Trinity was never involved in the final battle at all. In addition, Trinity at very near the end of the movie and near the final battle, was killed off right after they crashed landed into the building.
- The only thing that the movie Revolutions focuses on more on the older, and the newer characters rather than focusing on Neo Anderson, and Neo almost didn't get any much on screen-time at all. Instead, it focuses too much on wars, more on talking and the characters, neither focusing on our beloved fan-favorite character Neo Anderson.
- Has some cool concepts but manages to screw them up, on the other addition, the CGI effects for the Sentinel and the robots were pretty mediocre by 2003 standards.
- Not only that, but the CGI animation of flying Neo Anderson and Agent Smith at the final battle looks very cartoonish, and way worse than The Matrix Reloaded's.
- The film feels very anticlimactic than being a thriller action film.
- Bad acting, especially from Lachy Hulme as Sparks, and Bruce Spence as The Trainman.
- The nightclub scene is just stupid.
- Several charactes are under-utilised - Morpheus' role in the trilogy was fulfilled in the second film, so he barely does anything, Trinity gets taken hostage and is killed off before the climax, Seraph is defeated offscreen and aside from Niobe, the characters from Enter the Matrix have mere cameos.
- The Battle of Zion focuses on the side characters rather than any of the leads.
- Plot holes. Plot-holes everywhere.
- Even though Neo planned to peacefully surrender to the machines when he reached the city, he made no effort to communicate this to the machines via radio. Considering that Neo still had the 'codes' that the Architect wanted and that the EMP from a single ship would barely make a dent in the city's defenses, the machines would have surely been open to a peaceful surrender, but Neo does not even attempt this, resulting in Trinity's death.
- When Trinity is shown dying, Neo bends over her and, in doing so, slightly moves her body which, in turn, moves the fake poles that are supposed to have gone through her body.
- Even though Commander Locke stressed the importance of destroying the digging machines earlier in the film, no effort is made to do so when the dock is (temporarily) free of sentinels, and he seems only interested in disciplining the crew of the ship that disabled their equipment.
- The ending. When Neo and Smith were facing each other, and Neo stated that he is right, forces Smith to assimilation him, and what happens next? After he assimilates him, Neo uses his powers, and breaks the sunglasses, and causes a massive explosion throughout the city, Killing both Neo and Smith, and after that, Neo was sacrificed himself to save both the machines and humans, is unplugged from the Matrix and his body is respectfully carried away by the machines, and after this, The machines follow up on a promise to spare Zion.
- The special effects still spectacular.
- The fighting scenes are still entertaining for a while in the third act, despite its mess it had been done.
- Decent filming location for the movie.
- There are a few good scenes, such as Agent Smith and his clones meets the Oracle.
- The final fight of Neo and Agent Smith is pretty epic at that moment, which it's almost as entertaining as the first two movies, and it was almost praised by the fanbase.
- This is my world! MY WORLD!
- Epic and an awesome soundtrack like the first two films had, also, the song called Navras was one of the best parts of the film.
- Unlike The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded its Latin American dubbing is very satisfying.
- Keanu Reeves still gives great performance of Neo.
The Matrix Revolutions was released on November 5, 2003, and it was not well received by critics, audience, and the fans of the series on it's released. The film currently holds a 35% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 5.28/10, based on 225 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "A disappointing conclusion to the Matrix trilogy as characters and ideas take a back seat to the special effects." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100 based on 41 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale, the lowest of the series. On IMDb, It has a 6.8/10 rating.
Just 16 years after the release of Revolutions, Warner Bros. announced that The Matrix 4 is coming in development and set to release by Warner Bros. Pictures, on December 22, 2021, with Neo Anderson, and Trinity returning to the franchise. The film was titled Matrix.
- The late Aaliyah was originally going to play Zee, but after she died in a plane crash in August 25, 2001, the role was given to Nona Gaye (the daughter of the late Marvin Gaye).