The machine army continues to drill towards Zion. Within hours, they will overrun the population of the Zionites and lay extinction to human kind. Meanwhile, Neo is held captive by the Merovingian at a train station. Trinity & Morpheus set out on a journey to release him from a mysterious train operator. Also, Smith resumes his quest to kill “Mr. Anderson” as he reveals his identity into the real world and resumes to replicate his program inside the system of The Matrix, causing it to decay. All hope is placed in the freed Neo, who must travel to the city of the machines in the Logos ship with Trinity and bargain to save each kingdom from destruction by finishing Smith once and for all. But even with his new powers over the sentinels, will he be able to fight them off?
Five years after the debut of “The Matrix”, the very popular and revolutionary trilogy is finally concluded with “The Matrix Revolutions.” “Revolutions” starts where Reloaded left off with Neo in a “coma” across from Bane who is in a coma himself. Morpheus and Trinity are contacted by the Oracle and go on a mission to save Neo and bring him back the way he was. Then after that little mission the movie moves on to the bigger picture and the fate of Neo and Zion is dealt with.
Obviously the movie is a visual masterpiece as was “Reloaded”. It doesn’t bring much new to the table since it’s a continuation of “Reloaded” which showed most of the new effects in a way or another. However, it’s still on that same par and does have much heavier but different action sequences. Some may argue that there is too much action in “Revolutions” but it’s dealing with a war so that is expected and necessary at most times.
“Revolutions” is as heavy on philosophy as the first 2 pictures. Though it doesn’t have as much deep dialogue as they did it’s mostly symbolic. The brothers made sure to give all the facts you needed in “Reloaded” which is why it was so intense on intellect so they can do this as much as an epic as they can without the long dialogue explaining a lot of what’s happening. People who have skimmed through Reloaded or found the dialogue boring to fallow most likely will hate “Revolutions” because it depends on that for much of the movie especially towards the end.
Since “Reloaded” and revolutions were shot at the same time, the acting is basically the same. Average at most with some great delivery at some points and poor at others though the greater picture makes up for that. Hugo Weaving stands out with a great performance as the main villain which he played in the last 2 films but he has more time and more importance in this chapter.
The end of the movie is very controversial to say the least. It is a clear conclusion but still leaves a lot to each person to take his own conclusion of the trilogy so people will be discussing this for a very long time it seems. I expected them to leave this space for personal interpretation since it would be no fun to just spell it all out for you. It seems most people came in thinking they will know it all by the end and were very disappointed by the final scenes but it wouldn’t be The Matrix if it ended otherwise.
“The Matrix Revolutions” establishes The Matrix as the best trilogy yet and unless “The Return Of The King” is a masterpiece it will stay that way for years to come.