The Matrix Revolutions

  • 15
  • Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski (2003)
  • US
  • 123 min
The Matrix Revolutions
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Continuing straight on from the events of Reloaded, the first hour of this more substantial second sequel plays like an extended version of the previous film: annoyingly cryptic conversations, overfamiliar acrobatic shoot-outs and inert pacing. But, in a great second half, the Wachowski brothers get the trilogy back on track, as humans in huge combat armour battle valiantly to protect their Zion stronghold against a million robotic Sentinels. Both technically and artistically, this extended siege is perhaps the most impressive set piece of the series, while Keanu Reeves's journey as Neo culminates in a gravity-defying, rain-soaked duel with Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) that is moody superhero spectacle par excellence. Performances are of a better standard than Reloaded, too, and although the perpetual vibe of self-importance and climactic slabs of cyber-cheese do undermine some remarkable film-making, the integration of action, emotion, plot and character arcs is more satisfying this time around. The ending is not entirely convincing, however.

Plot Summary

Conclusion to The Matrix trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne. As a mighty army of machines approaches Zion on a mission of biblical destruction, the human forces prepare for battle. Meanwhile, Neo is held captive by the Merovingian as the evil Agent Smith increases his control over the Matrix itself.

Cast and crew

Cast

Thomas A Anderson / Neo
Keanu Reeves
Trinity
Carrie-Anne Moss
Morpheus
Laurence Fishburne
Agent Smith
Hugo Weaving
Niobe
Jada Pinkett Smith
The Oracle
Mary Alice
Sati
Tanveer Atwal
Persephone
Monica Bellucci
Bane
Ian Bliss
Seraph
Collin Chou
Zee
Nona Gaye
Mifune
Nathaniel Lees
Commander Lock
Harry Lennix
Link
Harold Perrineau
The Trainman
Bruce Spence
The Kid
Clayton Watson
Rama-Kandra
Bernard White
Merovingian
Lambert Wilson
Ghost
Anthony Wong (2)
Architect
Helmut Bakaitis
Councillor Hamann
Anthony Zerbe

Crew

Director
Lana Wachowski
Director
Andy Wachowski

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Nov 2003
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama