23 January, 2021

Matrix Revolution

This must be the biggest letdown in cinema history

Matrix Revolution
Starring: Keanu Reaves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss
Director: Andy and Larry Wachowski
Rating: *

This must be the biggest letdown in cinema history. First came The Matrix with its mind-warping premise, then The Matrix Reloaded, brimming with spellbinding special effects and action sequences, and now this jaw-droppingly bad finale. Quite simply, Matrix 3 sucks. Dyslexic in conception and execution, almost nothing seems to work in this film. The screenplay is weak, the dialogue with all its vacuous pop philosophical bullshit is laughable, the pacing totally awry (there are long pointless stretches that are plain boring), the Machine City sets lifted from Alien, the symbolism both tired and heavy-handed, the action sequences either tedious or inadvertently comic (the ritual big-ticket Neo-Agent Smith fight actually comes out funny), and the denouement stupid, anticlimactic and...



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