"The program Smith has grown beyond your control."
Caught The Matrix Revolutions this afternoon. Have to say, I knew they were going out, but I expected a couple things differently. Nevertheless I dug it, and think it was a fitting ending to the epic.
Many great moments in the flick. Bane did a *great* Smith impersonation. I mean, comedy gold. Also, Smith's Evil Laughter, hee hee.
And the sentinel attack on Zion looked like a vision from Hell, with the flames and the churning machines, *very* impressive. The battle itself, too. While the Machine City looked like something from a Giger painting. All rather smooth.
I think the Train Man was a great addition, and, Bruce Spence! This is his comeback year. Though, Persephone needed a bigger part, and I coulda sworn the Twins were returning. Really, the whole Merovingian thing seemed like an afterthought, but I like them all, so I forgive them. But what's the connection between Seraph and "Merv"? WHO CAN SAY.
Oh, and Captain Gantu as the Machine God, rocksome.
The Rama-Kandra stuff also put an interesting spin on things, and the whole train platform scene was neat. Even if a bit of a cop-out on the awesome ending of the second part.
And I would be remiss if I didn't mention how happy I was to see Gina Torres again.
There are, of course, things I would have changed. I would have liked to have seen more about the Architect and the Oracle. The biggest thing I would have changed would have in fact been more of an emphasis on the relationship between Smith and Neo. Their final battle wasn't a letdown, though, even if the ending was a little funky. (And, as RQ put it, "Dune-like.") But considering the mythic-level they were shooting for, that's fine. At least he and Trinity didn't live happily ever after.
So in the end, I enjoyed it. Much like the second part, the movie's got my wheels turning even hours later, and that's a good sign. I'm sure I will add more later, as it comes back to me.
PS -> Did anyone play the video game, and if so, are the cut scenes worth seeing, and are any questions answered?