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Thomas Paul
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So I finally broke down and watched the Matrix. Pretty good. Tonight I watched matrix reloaded. The first half bored me to tears. I skipped through a lot of it. Even the fight scenes got repetitive. The second half, especially that freeway chase, was incredible.

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Dont watch Matrix Revolutions!!! Save your money!
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by <Mark Fletcher>:
Dont watch Matrix Revolutions!!! Save your money!

I 2nd that. I loved 1 and 2. 3 ruined the entire trilogy for me.

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Thomas Paul
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Sure! It ends on this huge cliffhanger so how am I not supposed to watch the last one?
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There will be a hotfix available for Matrix Revolutions shortly. In the meantime we recommend that our customers rollback to Matrix Reloaded.
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Michael Morris
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I guess I must see things differently. I liked 1 and 3 and didn't care much for 2. 3 was a little mushy (I guess they wanted to appeal to the chick-flick audience) but the ending was worth it.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Ernst F. Schumacher
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Many of the fight scenes in Revolutions look very identical to the ones in the first part. There are some other action sequences, but I can't really say wether they are worth it - I am not such a big action fan.
From a plot point of view, there is much wasted potential, in my opinion. The film starts interesting, but after some time it drifts into plain action, so that the first part actually doesn't deliver anything. I have the feeling that the rest of the plot was cut from the movie to make more place for the stunts...
Visually, there is not much new to see, besides a new color...
Our arch-enemy is wasted, too - why did he have to be so naive?
So I guess, for an action fan who doesn't care that much about repetition, Revolution is probably more interesting than Reloaded. For me, it was both wasted time and money.

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These attempts at explaining Matrix trilogy are well worth a read IMO.
Matrix Explained

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Prakash Dwivedi
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Sure! It ends on this huge cliffhanger so how am I not supposed to watch the last one?

Different ppl are having different opinion about Matrix3, I went to see that movie without much expectation and i enjoyed it. Many ppl were expecting a typical end,but Matrix 3 ended diffrently, i believe that disappointed them.
Also now that u have seen first 2 parts i think u should definitly see the third part as well.

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Mike Curwen
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'Pretty good'... only 'pretty good'??? This is the movie I saw more than 30 times in the theatre. This is the movie I said "meh, I don't want to be in this class today.. let's go see Matrix again!". And that's only movie #1 !

The highway chase. No movie should attempt a car chase scene after this one, unless it's 1/2 hour long and involves shoulder-launched missiles.

But seriously.. I was very disappointed with #2 when I first saw it. I mean, I didn't get all excited an in a lather to see a *bleep bleep* Christina Aguleria video... and has nobody heard of footwear in Zion?? I think it's the whole 'hype' vs 'reality'. Can anything live up to its hype these days? After a whole month and a bit, and all my friends being shocked that me, Mr. Matrix hadn't seen the second one several dozen times by then, I went to see #2 again. And **REALLY** enjoyed it.

The exact same thing happened with #3. Hated it the first time. Went again a week later, to see if the same thing would happen... and it did. I liked the movie more, the second time through.

Thomas, you probably won't be watching it through the patina of hype, so I'm sure you'll enjoy the 3rd movie, if only that it rounds out the set, and things definately get answered.

I do agree with another poster here, that #3 did not live up to its potential. Things started out hopeful, especially a wonderful scene between Neo and a man waiting for a train with his family... that didn't seem to go anywhere.

By movie #3 it's almost too late to introduce new characters, but Matrix goes ahead and does it anyways, and it results in the new guys not fleshing out, and having to ignore the ones we met in the second movie.

What a total waste of the Merovingian

good stuff:
upside down kung-fu

We do get to spend some more time with Seraph.
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Originally posted by Mike Curwen:
What a total waste of the Merovingian

What a total waste of Persephone

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