By Vic Holtreman
Short version: A disappointing finale to what started out as an amazing concept.
Following is a spoiler-free review.
Those of you hoping that Matrix Revolutions would make up for how poor Matrix Reloaded was had better curl up with a warm copy The Matrix DVD and just try to erase the two sequels from your brains.
Initially I was o?ne of the objective people who went to see Reloaded totally hyped and left the theater saying: “huh?”. Well I’m here to tell you that “Reloaded” was WAY better than “Revolutions”.
Since both films were shot at the same time it’s not surprising that they both suffer from some of the same problems… o?ne of which being: The Wachowski brothers just don’t know when to end a scene.
Take anything that is cool or exciting, keep it o?n the screen for 10 minutes (which is a LONG time) and you’ll end up wishing the damned thing was over. I give you the car/freeway chase scene from Reloaded as an example, and there is more of the same unending SFX stuff in this film.
There were a couple of points during the film where I actually said “woah” out loud. But then it seemed like they wanted me to keep being amazed and it just wasn’t going to happen.
There was o?ne scene in particular where I must have looked at my wristwatch three times within the span of five minutes. It was excruciating to watch and I wanted it it to be overwith.
Overall, I think they should have just left it at the first classic film and moved o?n to something completely different while their God-like reputations were still upon them.