Hi, I just went to see The Matrix: Revolutions, and I’ve got a few small things to say about – You’re welcome to click the link, but there’s a few spoilers in there.
Ok, here we go:
- They went with the Matrix-In-A-Matrix model. This was made very, very obvious in the first twenty seconds of the movie – they pan in through layer after layer of green Matrix code, and then they come to a layer of yellow code. Then, they pull back quickly, through the green code into the matrix. So, yes, that’s why Neo is capable of all of these fantastic things. Boy, that’s disappointing.
- The cinematography is not nearly as interesting as it was in the first one. Scenes don’t linger, the way they occasionally did, to let them sink in – hugely complex scenes with incredible depth and detail are left on the screen for a fraction of a second before moving on. Basically, it looks like George Lucas and Guy Ritchie slapped this movie together after a long night of coffee-related drinking games.
- Jesus, I feel like the Cliche Truck has driven over my head. The little guy who makes good was in there, bravely going out to assist the crusty veteran who had previously scolded him and who then gets killed and says his final words to the kid, who makes good in the face of adversity and does his part to save the day. That’s not the most egregious example, but it might have been the most predictable.
- The dialogue, my God, the physically painful, hackneyed dialogue. It’s like getting shivved in the ear with a Hallmark card.
That’s it, really. It was a big disappointment. The first hour and a half looked like it had been hastily assembled from any ideas and scenes that were lying around after the first two, After that, pure noise, interspersed with predictable cliche.