Battles All Lead to 'Revolutions'; Third Film Is Comeback of Sorts for 'The Matrix'
Soergel, Matt, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Matt Soergel, The Times-Union
At least this Matrix sequel has a pulse. What a relief.
Sure, The Matrix Revolutions has its share of the pondering, philosophizing and nonsensical plot turns that sunk The Matrix Reloaded earlier this year. Those droning council meetings and pep talks lifted from Star Wars are still there, too.
But this third time around, much of that's shoved aside in favor of great eye candy -- the long-threatened Machine attack on Zion, where the beleaguered human defenders stage a last-ditch defense.
The battle, which takes place on many fronts, also owes a debt to Star Wars. But it's far more spirited, exciting, bloody and coherent than any battle scene George Lucas has made in decades.
The tentacled swarms of machine Sentinels, the …
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