the Matrix trilogy ends in Matrix Revolutions is interesting that
it has a theologian kind of basis. The only difference is that
instead of "God," there are the "machines." Keanu
Reeves as Neo sacrifices his life so that the good will become one with
the bad, and because Neo dies, the bad dies with him. And this is
excellently depicted in the final battle between Smith and
news" ending is a good way to end these movies, even if done in a way
that our limited human capacities can understand, a theme repeated in
Also, there is the
constant theme of love, such as the young woman who builds shells to do
what she can to make sure her loved one returns home. There is the
indirect love between Morpheus and the strong female captain, and most of
all, there is the love between Neo and Trinity.
On a lighter note, this
movie earns respect due to the fact that the filmmakers consciously
disfigure the face of their star. You can find out how this is done
by going to see the movie.
Also, as Trinity gives
her speech, well acted by Moss, it is refreshing to hear that her words to Neo are not the words, "I love you," which can
become too trite because of overuse.
The fact Neo approaches
the "all-powerful" machines disfigured is another nice
touch. It visually shows us that he is going with his "other
senses open" to who he was meant to be.
Finally, I am a fan of
battle scenes including the smaller scenes within the big battle such as
the scenes of the 16-year old boy. Still, this segment of the movie started to get too long to
the point where I was thinking, "I hope the rest of the movie makes
up for this." That it did.