Posted by Sari
Our video rental is moving, closer to us. This I found out when we decided to slack off on Easter Sunday and check out some DVD's. That was the good news. The bad news was that apparently I have not developed any kind of instinct about these things because I insisted we rented Matrix Revolutions. What a waste of money. Sound and fury signifying nothing, to use a cliché.
The romance did not work, and with that went all the believability of the love conquers everything -theme. I kept shouting "die already" at Trinity in her last scene. The plot (there was a plot?) did not work. Honestly what as going on? The pacing was terrible: boring pseudo-philosophical mumbo-jumbo (all things that have a beginning, have an end...) intercut with massive battle-scenes. The pseudo-philosophical mumbo-jumbo did not work and the allusions to all sorts of messiah-figures were so heavy-handed that the thing was almost a trite allegory. It is not enough to raise questions about life, death, humanity, individuality, free will, reality and causality if you do not do it well enough to get people thinking about these things.
Me, I am with my sister and her colleague who had a much better ending for Matrix: what if both the Matrix and the Zion world would have been simulations and the purpose of the experiment was to push Neo (a program) into becoming the first AI. That would have been really interesting and would have explained all the plot-holes and logical inconsistensies and the fact that Neo is a bit of a thickie...
On the plus-side, Carrie-Ann Moss still looks extremely cool, I want Neo's coat, Hugo Weaving hams brilliantly and the superhero battle at the end was comic-book like to make me feel all nostalgic about 1980s Marvel and DC. But really!