Brilliant movie, even if you don't understand it in parts, the effects just make the whole thing worthwhile, the slow mo and bullet time effects have still not been used in a better way 10 years later. Keanu was perfectly cast. Sadly it was all downhill for the series after this, after it seemed to get a bit too clever for itself. Shame. 5 STARS
THE MATRIX RELOADED
Looks Good but Loses It's Way
Was REALLY looking forward to this sequel when it came out at the cinema.
Due to the Awesomeness of the first movie and the hype and promise of an even better sequel with some Stunning Action Sequences.
Somehow this the 2nd instalment in the Matrix Trilogy loses it's way and leads to the downfall of the series as a whole.
Not to say that it does not have plus points, it does, namely the Mind Blowing Action Sequences, especially the 15 Minute Mash Up on the freeway.
But these are just Very Good SEQUENCES in a pretty poor Sci Fi movie.
Unfortunately worse was to come in Matrix Revolutions. 3 STARS
The Matrix Revolutions
Oh Dear. We're not in Kansas anymore are we?
How did one of the most Exciting and Promising movies in recent times, obviously I'm referring to the Original Matrix movie, end up losing it'way and finishing on a damp squib that is Matrix Revolutions. Again we have some good special effects but my interest in the story at this point was NIL.
A complete collapse by the Writers and Directors. The content of Matrix Revolutions and Matrix Reloaded make the first movie seem even better than before and also a bit of a fluke for the Directors. Very Disappointed. 2 STARS