The Matrix Revolutions
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
All makes sense in this final chapter (including why this needed to come so soon after Reloaded). It’s a whirlwind of special effects and artful destruction, the dismantling of this complex fictional world. The anime-derived showdown is a wonder to behold, as is the overlong fight at Zion’s gates, even if neither is particularly moving. This is not the visual achievement Reloaded was, and has even less focus on its main characters, but it has more emotion, more humor, more acting, and much better storytelling. These Matrix sequels don’t transcend their genres, but as high-tech entertainment, they are towering achievements.