Movie Review For The Matrix Revolutions
The final part of the Matrix trilogy was welcomed as a renovation and worthy conclusion of the ethos of the original Matrix, and did give the trilogy a fitting end the fans were happy about.
It again stars Keanu Reeves (Point break, bill and Ted's excellent Adventure) as Neo, Laurence Fishburne (Apocalypse Now) as Morpheus, Carrie Ann Moss (Memento) as Trinity.
The war with the a.I. is reaching it's climax, the last human fortress Zion is under attack by the machines, and unless our protagonists can do something, their life and civilisation will be wiped out.
The antagonist, Agent Smith played by Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) has somehow managed to get his personality out into the real world, while in the Matrix like a malevolent virus he has taken over everyone, and is waiting for Neo to turn up for their final encounter.
We learn a little about the unfolding in the life of the real world for Morpheus, Neo and Trinity, with people constantly wanting something from Neo in the real world, keeping him away from Trinity more than he would like, to send messages to their loved ones, whose minds haven't been "unplugged" yet, to constantly protecting his friends and companions from Agents, who like regular software have been given upgrades to combat the threat of Neo. The complicated relationship between Morpheus and his lost love Niobe played by the wife of Will Smith (who was the original choice to play Neo by the Wachowski brothers) Jada-Pinkett Smith is developed a little further.
Less time is given to the other a.I. as was done in the previous sequel, and instead focuses on the main thrust of the story, the war between civilisation and the a.I. and if Neo, Morpheus and Trinity have any say on how it will all end.
The suspense that has been building up for a few years since the original Matrix is well played upon, and the conclusion is a fitting end to the roller coaster of cinematic vision and innovation that hasn't captured the minds of many movie goers since.
Many saw this final sequel as redeeming some of the disappointments some of the fans saw in the second sequel, and it is not an underestimation to say the Matrix trilogy is to the current I.T. and Internet savvy generation what Star Wars was, to the generation of the late 70's and 80's.