November 5, 2003
||Quick-cut title splash, revealing
||The Matrix, brain probe, sub-machine
gun, handgun, fire-face, mech-warriors, giant drill bit, Neo
Fist-of-Fury, Agent Smith Fist-of-Fury, electro-gun, subway
car, flying squids.
|"In a world where..."
"Everything that has a beginning, has an end."
||90% (The Matrix rip-off, sci-fi, computers controlling
If you want maximum enjoyment from The Matrix Revolutions then don’t
watch this trailer or read this review. Come back on November 6th
and read it then. You can read a bit more. I’ll tell you when
to stop, but I’m warning you. This trailer reveals it all.
Who's to blame for the excessive revelations in trailers? For letting
us know that Gandalf survived in The Two Towers trailer? The answer
of course is dumb people. Dumb people can't decide whether they want
to see a movie unless the entire plot has been explained to them.
Dumb people work at major studios, and enjoy taking the joy and mystery
out of seeing a movie.
I walked into Raiders of the Lost Ark without any idea what the
movie was about. I hadn’t seen a trailer or read a review.
I would have enjoyed the movie regardless, but not as much. Every
moment was a joyous surprise.
If you want to enjoy the movie fully, now is the time to stop reading.
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
I really like those implants."
This trailer shows us Neo talking to the embodiment of the matrix.
It shows us the creator of Agent Smith. It shows the cool mech-warrrior
machines the humans have. It shows us the machines reaching Zion.
Do all of these surprises need to be revealed? Oh, I forgot, we need
to generate “buzz” to get a big opening day. Maybe even
set a record. I’m surprised they didn’t show us that
it’s all just Neo’s dream, but there’s still time
for another trailer, so I’ll wait.
The trailer has the special effects and action that you’d
expect from a Matrix trailer. It’s also confusing like a Matrix
plot. Satisfactory conclusions to complex plots are difficult to
achieve. It’s easy to weave a web, but difficult to extract
yourself without breaking one of the threads. I hope the Wachowskis
don’t break our hearts. No cheating, no dream sequences. Nothing
would be more disappointing to Matrix fans than a cheap writer's
device as a finale.
I’m encouraged by what I see in the trailer, but I was also
encouraged by the trailer for Reloaded. I hope, Revolutions won't
suffer from the overlong, preachy dialogue that hampered the second
What will be the final battle? Humans vs. Machine? Neo vs. Smith? Neo vs. The
Matrix? Yogi vs. Boo-boo? It's hard to say. It looks like there will be many
epic battle scenes involving spacecraft and less hand-to-hand combat in this
movie. That's a relief, because we know how I feel about dance-fighting and
One secret I will reveal, everyone knows that Neo is an anagram
of One, but few people know that Neo's last name is Het which is
an anagram of The. Everything just fell into place, didn't it?
gunna do when Agent Smithamania and my 24" pythons
run wild on you?!?"
At the end of this trailer I wanted to see the movie. At the end
of the movie I want to know what the hell the Matrix is.
Conclusion on Trailer: Excellent special effects and great
action make this a trailer you shouldn't miss, unless of course you
want to enjoy the movie.
Conclusion on Movie: Everyone is hoping the Wachowski brothers
can tie this trilogy up as well as they started it. The law of sequels
is against them, but there are millions of geeks hoping they can
pull it off.
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