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Rated R; running time of 129 minutes
Written by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, Monica Bellucci, Lambert Wilson, Harold Perrineau Jr., Harry J. Lennix, Mary Alice
WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.
The city of Zion is still in peril. The Sentinels are 12 short hours away before they breech the city walls. There are only 2 ships that are operational and it seems that all is loss. As if this isn't enough Neo needs to take one of the ship to the machine world. The sheep is going in to the wolves’ den.
As the walls of Zion crumble, agent Smith is seemingly taking over the world. He has made himself into a virus and he is infecting the entire matrix Smith is multiplying and wrecking havoc as he chases after Neo.
Can the people of Zion save themselves before it's too late? They've got Agent Smith coming after them on one front and the Sentinels on the other. It seems like an impossible task - one false tactical move and it all comes crashing down around them.
Maaaan. What a letdown. I'm not sure where this failed. Was it that the first movie was so groundbreaking that we expected the subsequent movies to further break the mold? Did we set the bar too high? I was bitterly disappointed with number two. I felt it raised far too many questions and answered none. I was sure that number 3 would answer all of these questions. It answered maybe 3 questions and then rose even more. There were a dozen loose ends and when I wasn't trying to piece it together, I was actually bored. Some of the special effects were awesome and Jada Pinkett kicked serious ass.
Neo kind of took a back seat and when all was said and done I had no idea who or what he was. They've clearly left it open for another movie and I hope they do make another that next time gives us closure.
I do have to be honest and say that while the movie failed to "wow" me, I still do very much appreciate the roles of women and African-Americans in these movies. Black folks and women are in positions of power and are well respected. For that, I thank the Wachowski brothers from the bottom of my heart. I'm not sure they realize just how much they have helped improve the image of both on film.
If you've seen the other two then you most definitely see this one, but do yourself a favor and catch a matinee.
The Matrix films came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.
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Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2003