What It’s About: Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
What I Liked: Someone told me to watch this film but pretend none of the scenes in Zion happened and it would make the film a lot better, he was right. The action was really non-stop and the effects were a visual feast to look at. The questions the film asks its characters and its viewers are something to think about among friends and that’s what I like about this. Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving were awesome.
What I Didn’t Like: There’s a couple things I wasn’t a fan of. The characterizations of the characters such as The Oracle, Niobe, Link, and even Morpheus. They weren’t flushed out that well and seemed like they were created specifically for the videogame. Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus felt a bit overdone, maybe a bit too much gusto? The pacing felt off, scenes just didn’t seem to transition well. And like I said, the scenes in Zion really could have been taken out. I understand they want to give the audience exposition, but I think in this case there was too much of it which hindered the film.
Watch This If You Like: The Matrix trilogy, Sci-Fi, Action, mythological films, Keanue Reeves, Hugo Weaving.