Antoony has given me a list of review links for the Matrix Revolutions DVD. Take a look. There are some pretty glowing reviews, as the film is starting to make some sense to people, finally. Anywho, here are the reviews:
That isn’t to say that this film should be avoided; it is the culmination of a long journey that must be seen. I had to learn of the ultimate fates of Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Smith, and mankind. As escapist entertainment that overloads the senses, it can’t be beat.
It isn’t that “Matrix Revolutions” is a bad movie; it isn’t. It’s that “Revolutions” is a disappointing movie, given all that has come before it and all that it could have been. I suspect many “Matrix” fans like me were looking forward to some kind of smart, startling, imaginative climax, something that would make us all say, “Wow! Cool! I never expected that!” But it doesn’t happen. Instead, we get a wholly prosaic, commonplace ending, with the prospect of ever more chapters in the offing.
Is this a fitting end to the trilogy? Not exactly. I went in with mild expectations and found “Revolutions” to be an entertaining and satisfactory experience, but nothing groundbreaking. While dismayingly full of itself to a degree the other films weren’t, “Revolutions” still has great moments, some good performances and some pretty epic battles. I didn’t feel, however, not as satisfying a mix of action (both sci-fi and martial arts) and ideas (philosophy, religion, human nature) as either of the prior films.
While it stands as probably one of the most debated big-budget films of the past several years (some have called “Revolutions” a classic, others have been far less kind), “Matrix: Revolutions”, in my opinion, provides some thrills, surprises and impressive visuals. It is certainly flawed in some regards, but I think it’s an ambitous effort that I may get a somewhat better reception on video.
Thank Antoony at DVDtoons