The Matrix Revolutions Reviews
It's typically well shot, but Revolutions is a more than disappointing end to a trilogy that started so strongly and with such promise.
The biggest issue at the center of 'Revolutions' is the fact that it feels like one giant final battle scene. While this should in theory ratchet up the excitement factor, it comes off as a discombobulated, unthought out story that looks a complete mess onscreen. Sure, there are some "wow" moments littered throughout, but even the scenes that take place in the Matrix (as opposed to the majority of the film, which takes place in Zion) feel stale compared to the first two entries.
From an acting standpoint, there's nothing out of the ordinary here. The biggest change is the replacement of the actress who portrays the Oracle, swapping out Gloria Foster for Mary Alice following the former's untimely death. Still, it seems the Oracle has less screen time here, instead leaving time to diversify across multiple actors. This does not help things, though, as viewers feel gipped because they did not get to "close the loop" with a few key characters. Perhaps the only thing that makes 'Revolutions' worth any time at all is the CGI, which is on par with many of the films that were released around the same time.
In short, 'The Matrix Revolutions' is a weak way to end a monumental franchise, and while it was always a tough task to live up to such a masterpiece as an original, this film is a master disaster.