"The Matrix Revolutions" (2003) | Sam Gall Movie Review Issue #152 Gem Mint 10


"The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)

Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Writer: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Mary Alice, Helmut Bakaitis, Monica Belluci, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Harry Lennix, Francine Bell, Ian Bliss, Collin Chou, Essie Davis, Nona Gaye

Rated: R for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content

Runtime: 2h 9m

Genre: Action | Sci-Fi

Country: United States

Language: English | French

Available on: Various VOD platforms

"The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith."


You might like this if you like: 'The Matrix', Action, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Mary Alice, Helmut Bakaitis, Monica Belluci, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Harry Lennix, Francine Bell, Ian Bliss, Collin Chou, Essie Davis, Nona Gaye


Keanu Reeves (left) & Hugo Weaving (right) in "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)


Yes, I know this is probably, we’ll definitely, the least loved of the original ‘Matrix’ trilogy. Despite that, I still want to include it in my Gem Mint 10.0 series as I still find it worth watching / plenty entertaining.


Since it was made at the same time as ‘Reloaded’, the visual effects jump for me isn’t quite as big as the original’s to the 2nd’s, but it was still giving me those more polished effects I loved so much from the 2nd.


"The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)


Just from seeing the trailer for the new ‘Matrix’ film, the thing I love more now about this film, was the continuity of visuals and cast. It still has those same ‘Matrix’ ingredients, though yes, the franchise was dying out around the time of ‘Revolutions’. But the newer the new one feels, the more nostalgic I get about even this ‘Matrix’ film. Whether’s it’s the look of short hair look on Neo, the effects, actors, or directing duo of the Wachowski’s, it’s still a part of that special trilogy.


Harry Lennix in "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)


Harry Lennix was a great addition, I loved getting to see Jada Pinkett Smith again, but for me, Hugo Weaving really takes over in this one. Not as many great set pieces for me as I found in the previous ones, but Neo and Agent Smith’s fight in the rain surely stands out as memorable.


Laurence Fishburne (left) Collin Chou (middle), Carrie-Anne Moss (right) in "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)


Story-wise, honestly, I didn’t find it that memorable let alone did I get most of what was going on, but still just being in that world and with those characters, it’s still enjoyable for me. In today’s world, it just feels like a weaker episode in an overall season of a TV show. Sure, we can agree it’s the weakest, but it’s still part of a great TV show, at least I think so.


Written by Sam Gall on Dec 21, 2021


CGC Grading: Gem Mint 10.0


"There's great storytelling - some of Hollywood's best ever. The story takes jaw-dropping turns." - Joel Siegel, Good Morning America


"The Wachowski Brothers kept true to their original story." - Kevin Carr, Fat Guys at the Movies


"Averages out to be a mildly better film than The Matrix Reloaded, mostly on account of being neither as good nor as bad in its peaks and valleys." - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy


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