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The Matrix Revolutions (2003) 05 August 2023

2003 SF, dir. Wachowskis, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne; IMDb / allmovie. See Neo fight. Fight, Neo, fight.

You got nothing to say. Say it louder, man!

I like action films. But I like action films with characters in them. Otherwise it's just a two hour special effects reel.

The more you lean on the Great Romance between Neo and Trinity, the more I realise that I actually know very little about these people except that they Love Each Other for no obvious reason.

Agent Smith was interesting, but now he's become The Joker, just another psychopathic supervillain.

Yeah, you employed Toshiro Mifune. Great. You could have given him something to do.

Oh look you killed a woman to motivate a man. I've never seen that before.

There are bits of this pair of films that almost make it. The way the periodic rebellions are not the Most Important Thing Ever but a necessary reset. I mean, sure, it completely devalues the first film, but who cares about that right?

I talk about this film further on Ribbon of Memes.

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  1. Posted by Ashley R Pollard at 12:02pm on 05 August 2023

    See Roger write. Write, Roger, write.

    You've got nothing to say. Write more words, man!

    And, no Toshiro Mifune is not in the film. A fail, you could've looked at the cast list on

    So, again you have reviewed a pair of flawed films and failed to understand what you're writing about.

    Here's a link to a review that understands what the flaws of the sequels and what they were trying to do.

    Perhaps watching some philosophy on creating content that add to your profile?

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 01:37pm on 05 August 2023

    You're quite right, I was thinking of Nathaniel Lees who's doing a very good impression of Toshiro Mifune to the extent that his character is called "Captain Mifune". He's actually a very good actor with expressions and body language; sadly the script only allows him to be "gruff but secretly caring commander".

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