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A bit let down, really
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Posted by Nervousaaber (more from Nervousaaber) on Thu, 6 Nov 2003 08:20:35 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Went to the Premier last night..., Scott Paterson [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 5 Nov 2003 21:14:01
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First, a disclaimer - I wish I had rewatched Part I and Reloaded just before going to see Revolutions - I found myself trying a little too hard to recall several important details. I do think my enjoyment of Revolutions was hampered by the fallibility of my memory. I also think that from a story-telling standpoint, the links needed to be stronger.

Second, another disclaimer : WATCH THE MOVIE FIRST - SPOILER POTENTIAL BELOW

Third, I thought the pacing of the movie was freakishly uneven. It felt like 2+ hours of frenetic action occassionally interrupted by languid commentary. Not unlike reading a manifesto on a rollercoaster. And, from a movie buff's perspective, just as nauseating.

Fourth, I really thought that the metaphorical content got spread too thinly - the depth hinted at by the first two installments ended up being itself an illusion. Given the questions raised in Reloaded, the conflict resolution seemed a hastily concocted afterthought. Not quite an "it was all just a dream!" sequence, but not as far removed as I had hoped.

Fifth, I kept thinking of Superman II during the final Smith-Neo battle. That's never a good thing.

Sixth, Today, I have thought more often about Kill Bill, an avowedly superficial 'style' and 'hommage' movie that I saw two weeks ago, much than Revolutions, an allegedly meaningful 'sci-fi-philosophy' movie that I saw last night. This is because Kill Bill is excellent by its own standards while Revolutions is at best mediocre by Matrix standards.

More rambling subjectivity to follow!

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