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The Matrix Revolutions

  • Drama
  • 2003
  • Lana Wachowski
  • 123 mins
  • 15

Summary

As the survivors of the human race make their last stand against the machines, freedom fighters Neo and Trinity undertake a desperate journey into the heart of the enemy stronghold seeking a way to end the war, while the rogue computer programme Smith sets about remaking the virtual world of the Matrix in his own image. Conclusion of the sci-fi trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving.

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Review

Rating: 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 Wachowskis 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Thomas A Anderson / NeoKeanu Reeves
TrinityCarrie-Anne Moss
MorpheusLaurence Fishburne
Agent SmithHugo Weaving
NiobeJada Pinkett Smith
The OracleMary Alice
SatiTanveer Atwal
PersephoneMonica Bellucci
BaneIan Bliss
SeraphCollin Chou
ZeeNona Gaye
MifuneNathaniel Lees
Commander LockHarry Lennix
LinkHarold Perrineau
The TrainmanBruce Spence
The KidClayton Watson
Rama-KandraBernard White
MerovingianLambert Wilson
GhostAnthony Wong (2)
ArchitectHelmut Bakaitis
Councillor HamannAnthony Zerbe

Crew

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DirectorLana Wachowski
DirectorLilly Wachowski

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2019-07-12
Language
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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