Film Review: The Matrix Revolutions

Posted on by 5WC in Film

So, it’s the final part of the trilogy, the final chapter in the story of Neo, Zion and the battle between man and machine. The battle for peace. And that is exactly my biggest problem with The Matrix Revolutions, it’s the battle between man and machine. It’s plot is set so far away from the principles and ideas that underpinned the original film and made it so successful that it feels almost disrespectful to stand the films together.

Having watched all 3 films in quick succession, I truly believe now you have to view The Matrix Trilogy as two entirely separate entities. The Matrix. And The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions. This is shown with the greatest strength to me in the fact that throughout The Matrix Revolutions you actually feel as though you don’t need Neo. It is strange, you almost don’t want to spend time involved with him. He seems to come across as more of a distraction to the rest of the film than the central and pivot character he started out as. His story with the final film almost feels boring; it’s the afterthought to conclude the tale and nothing more.
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