Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Monica Bellucci
I usually like to start at the beginning when it comes to writing a film review of trilogies or a series, however Matrix Revolutions or Matrix 3 was on TV a couple of days ago, so i thought i’d start with this one.
I think almost everyone would agree with me that the two Matrix sequels are nowhere near where they should be, if you judge them by the standards set by the original Matrix film, which sent shockwaves through the movie world for its fresh approach to story telling and highly stylised look.
In this third film, everything comes to conclusion. At the start of the film, Neo is trapped in a train station between the 2 worlds of the matrix and the source. Morpehus and Trinity break into the club run by the Merovingian and demand Neo’s release. Which eventually he does.
Both Neo and Smith now have developed powers both in and out of the matrix and in effect are the opposite of each other. They are on a quest with each other to battle it out for supremacy, which ends with an almighty battle. Shot in a rain storm, the highly stylised fighting scenes expected look even better. They look amazing.
In the mean time Zion in preparing for attack by thousands of Sentinals and its the job of Morpheus, Niobe and several others to get their ship back to Zion and save the day with an electric magnetic pulse.
Its a real shame that the quality of the actors, acting and sharpness of script that were so cutting edge in the first film are seriously lacking here. The beauty of the effects and action scenes are there as ever but the performances and general level of attention to detail are not. The plot is all good and everything is left well summed up but it is just a little disappointing in its delivery.
Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Writer: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski