Matrix Revolutions

Everything that has a beginning has an end. Just not always a terribly good one. The middle of the film, the assault of Zion and the flight of the Hammer, is amazing; the rest is pants. The final fight between Neo and Smith is dull. The final reversal of fortune is unexplained and therefore unsatisfying. I suppose the ending was meant to leave me with a sense of awe and mystical wonder; instead, it came across as naive and deflating. It ends, yes, but it resolves nothing. It leaves the door open for the follow-up novels, graphic novels, games, anime series, etc. Reloaded improved upon a second viewing, because I didn’t understand what was really going on, and I wanted to. I understand what they’re trying to do with Revolutions, and I wish I didn’t.