With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburn, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett-Smith
Directed by The Wachowski Brothers

The incredible visionary journey that started in the mid-'90s and crossed over the millennium has reached its final, spectacular destiny. While Andy and Larry Wachowski admittedly adopted Japanese anime and Manga style action, characters and situations, they were the ones to perfect its seemingly impossible transfer to live action (with the help of an incredibly competent crew, Eastern stunt coordinators and FX teams). Revolutionizing film-making may not have been their ultimate goal, but they surely did that together with creating a multi-layered trilogy which integrated its narrative and philosophy to other directly related media (like the PS2 game Enter The Matrix and intense anime collection The Animatrix - all story lines directly relating to the trilogy, supplementing its already in-depth philosophical tale of man-machine integration and rivalry). In this concluding chapter Neo's powers are reaching its peak (as is the case with the relentless Agent Smith). The machines are about to reach the human city of Zion where an intense and brutal battle is to ensue. Digital or not, the robotic man-driven machines fighting the horde of sentinels is quite spectacular. With the insane Agent Smith and his duplicated army posing a threat to the survival of both the remaining humans and the machines alike, Neo has to undertake a dangerous journey to fulfill his destiny as The One, even if The Architect told him otherwise. While FX-laden, as an individual film Revolutions does not tower above its two predecessors, but keep in mind that it is the denouement of a trilogy and should be seen as a whole.
As to be expected with the DVD you get an extra disc with spectacular making-of documentaries as well as a look at the new online game & more. Probably because of the quantities printed, finally there's a double disc sold in South Africa at under R200.

Together with
The Lord Of The Rings, this is one of the great trilogies of our time which will take a lot to be topped - let's just hope they don't stuff it up with a lame-ass TV series…god forbid.

5 / B
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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