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When I get bored I make up my own movie
Published on November 6, 2003 By Draginol In Movies & TV & Books

Boy was Matrix Revolutions great!

I mean, that scene with Agent Smith as a human making his way to the Zion main frame. It really pulled it together in seeing why he wanted into that mainframe and how it was his ticket out of there.

That big battle between Neo and the ghost twins. Now THAT is why he's "The one".  Once you free your mind there's nothing you can't do. Seeing them phasing into other dimensions in their battle was just incredible and I loved the way the world shimmered as Neo and the ghosts phased in and out of each other's dimensions.

The Trainman neo battle was a great fast paced way to get the movie off with a bang. Seeing two "gods" battling it out was a good warm up that would only be surpassed by the final battle between Smith and Neo.  Plus it led to the immediate confrontation with the Merovingian which really gave us a cool glimpse about how the Matrix is just a piece of the overall machine world.

I really liked the way they resolved the whole issue of how if Neo didn't return to the source that the Matrix would suffer a catastrophic failure leading to the death of every human being connected to it.

It was also very cool on how the red/blue pill metaphor became a metaphor for all of mankind as machines and humans recognized the symbiosis alluded to by the councilman in Reloaded.  Seeing the humans and machines recognizing that they could live together and rebuild the earth together was breath taking.

Which reminds me, who else thought it was cool in how they resolved the whole destroyed earth, what are they going to do with the population connected issue? I thought it was very clever that Zion and the machines collaborated on a way of slowly having the Matrix world become like the destroyed world and having humans controlling machines from inside the Matrix to fix the world so that both could live in harmony.

I also liked how they explained the machine need for humans when one might wrongfully get the thought that maybe the machines might simply just put up zeppelins covered in solar panels attached to the power grid via wires to get sunlight since the cloud layer over the earth wasn't too far up.  Not to mention that one might easily harness all that electricity in the clouds by putting a metal rod up there. It was good that they spent a minute explaining that.

The greatly expanded roll of Persephone was nice. I thought it would have been too predictable for the Oracle to be the "mother" of the Matrix given the things the architect said in the second.  Persephone's roll was enlightening and yet helped make sense of the whole sentient machine thing that had been alluded to from the beginning.

Morpheus has an ass kicker was really good to see. When he and Neo were separated, it was pretty easy to see why he was considered "by most authorities to be the most dangerous man  in the world". 

I liked the way that Zion was able to make use of the Matrix-like features by remote controlling those huge mech things. The virtual use of those hardened EMP emitting mechs made it clear that the humans were going to be a tough thing. The introduction of machines hardened against EMP pulses only made sense and I'm glad that they did that since everyone knows that even low end miliary hardware is hardened against EMPs today.

It was interesting and yet understandable why Neo was able to control and do things to the machines outside the Matrix.

And most of all, I really liked the ending. It neatly wrapped things up while at the same time giving us an incredible plot twist that I would never in a million years imagined. Great stuff!

What am I talking about?

"Oh, when I get bored I make up my own movie..."


Comments
on Nov 06, 2003
If only the real movie was like this...
on Nov 07, 2003
Geez. I want to see your version - it sounds /enjoyable/.
on Nov 07, 2003
Which reminds me, who else thought it was cool in how they resolved the whole destroyed earth, what are they going to do with the population connected issue? I thought it was very clever that Zion and the machines collaborated on a way of slowly having the Matrix world become like the destroyed world and having humans controlling machines from inside the Matrix to fix the world so that both could live in harmony.

I also liked how they explained the machine need for humans when one might wrongfully get the thought that maybe the machines might simply just put up zeppelins covered in solar panels attached to the power grid via wires to get sunlight since the cloud layer over the earth wasn't too far up. Not to mention that one might easily harness all that electricity in the clouds by putting a metal rod up there. It was good that they spent a minute explaining that.


Well, they should have used you as counsel. I was hoping the movie was going to be like this, but appartently it is not.

I guess it went gimickee after the second movie. I didn't see the second movie because I felt it would be lacking and the third even worst.

What I want to do is see them all together... on DVD.
on Nov 07, 2003
See, people are looking at the movie all wrong...
It's not the third part in the trilogy, it's the sequel to the video game....
on Nov 07, 2003
Kudos to the Wachowski Brothers for really turning everything around with the Revolutions. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to the movies and directors waste all the screentime on the main characters or the actual plot of the film. Defying such antiquated conventions by cleverly pretending "There is no script" and giving everyone the climatic 25 minute love-in of swirling sentinels and minor characters that the audience subconsciously wanted, the Wachowski's have shown they can tap directly into the Matrix that is a $7-10 ticket.

Some other moments of genius? Having Neo frozen in carbonite for the first 30 minutes, giving his friends like Trinity and Morpheus of the Uncomfortable Posture an excuse to run around saving him. Why, they even visited The Palace and Leia got all fed up with Jabba and pulled out a thermal detonator. Classic!

Let's not forget the brave decision to have Keanu wear a bandanna for most of his last few scenes. I mean, it was method acting at its finest with the blind Budda finding Enlightenment before transmuting into Christ.

And, as we saw in Reloaded, Zion's a kicking place for a rave/orgy. I'm sure all the people who will now be freed from the Matrix are going to love it!

Kris
on Nov 07, 2003
No! No! It's neither the third part of the trilogy, nor the sequel to the video game.

It's the -prelude to the MMORPG in development-.
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