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Matrix Revolutions mini-review - hopefully, no spoilers

Sure, Matrix Revolutions has some glaring plotholes, terrible dialogue, and a scene between Neo and Trinity that actually made my brain hurt. And sure, the effects won't ever be as groundbreaking as they were in the original - we've now seen the same things over and over so many times that they've lost their original, visceral punch. I'll say this in its favor, though - it was better than the 2nd one.

That isn't necessarily saying that much, I know. The mindfuck-ness that made the first one so cool (and which bogged the second one into hopeless, sophomoric stoned drivel) is completely and utterly absent in this one, and so ultimately the movie all about the final battle - parts of it tend to feel like one of those interactive rides at the major theme parks. It's very LOTR, in some respects, with the 2 different factions of the "fellowship" fighting their respective fights at opposite ends of the earth, except the difference here is that you really don't end up caring either way - you know who's gonna win, it just takes forever to get there. It's a shame, really, that instead of upping the mindfuckness, they simply upped the ammo.

Nevertheless, I didn't cringe nearly as much as I did during Reloaded. There are some cool parts and fights and such. And at least now the damned thing is over.
I went to see it yesterday afternoon, but I was actually pretty disappointed. I will agree that the 2nd one was goofier, but at least the effects kept me interested. It seemed like in this one, they cut down on the variety of effects so they could focus on the battle. I also felt like they really copped out on some of the loose ends from the 2nd. I remember thinking after the 2nd one, "They better come up with a great way out this stuff, or it's going to be kinda lame." I was just hoping for some more creative answers I guess.

And oh man, that scene with Neo and Trinity. Ouch.
I have to admit that during the first fight in the pre-club coat check room, I had visions of Lionel Richie singing "Dancing on the Ceiling".

btw--what scene with trinity and neo? the "ten minutes to put on a boot" scene?
oh jesus--i think everyone in the theater said that line before neo did. as much as i don't want to think the W bros believe their audience has ever seen a movie or read a book before...
Damn, I forgot about that scene! That makes two that made me cringe.

"Kiss me...kiss me..."

It was almost like an homage to the Star Wars movies.