The Matrix: Revolutions (IMAX Edition)

I went to see The Matrix: Revolutions last night at the London IMAX. It's good, but not fantastic.
Maybe I've been spoiled by seeing 'Reloaded' at the Imax, but I wasn't so enthrawled by 'Revolutions'. I mean, it's a good film, but it's not quite as fantastic as it could have been.

There are lots of things in this film you're expecting, and lots of things you're not. I mean, you're expecting lots of kung-fu fighting, and lots of bullets, both of which you'll get. You're not expecting a different Oracle (but apparently the actress who plays the Oracle died between the two films). It's all quite well handled mind you, and the fights are all "playing to their strengths", if you see what I mean.

My problem with the film was the "big crechendo" ending goes the way of many sci-fi films: It's all visual with no real substance, and a number of things happen "magically" so that it all happens quickly. I thought this was a shame, given the magnitude of the film generally. There are a few details which are nice though.

All in all: It's pretty good, but don't expect too much. Worth seeing on Imax, or failing that, at the cinema.

Submitted by coofercat on Tue, 2003-12-09 11:49


The Matrix: Revolutions (IMAX Edition)

The war scene in Zion is awesome, but I don't like the final battle between Neo and Smith, its ridiculus although we all know that they are in a fake world.

Submitted by desmond (not verified) on Sun, 2003-12-14 06:54.