Matrix Revolutions: The Final Chapter of the Iconic Sci-Fi Trilogy
Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis. It is the third and final installment in The Matrix film series, released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, Monica Bellucci, Lambert Wilson, and Mary Alice who replaces Gloria Foster as the Oracle following her death in 2001.
The film was released simultaneously in 108 territories on November 5, 2003, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was the first live-action feature film to be released in both regular and IMAX theaters at the same time. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its visual style, performances, action sequences, direction, cinematography, and music, but criticism for its plot, citing it as the weakest film in the series. Despite the reception, the film was a financial success and grossed $427.3 million worldwide.
A fourth film, titled The Matrix Resurrections, began production in February 2020, and was released on December 22, 2021.
Picking up immediately where Reloaded ended, Neo and Bane still lie unconscious in the medical bay of the ship Hammer. Inside the Matrix, Neo is trapped in a subway station named Mobil Ave, a transition zone between the Matrix and the machine world. He meets a “family” of programs, including a girl named Sati. The “father” tells Neo the subway is controlled by the Trainman, a program loyal to the Merovingian. When Neo tries to board a train with the family, the Trainman refuses and overpowers him.
Seraph contacts Morpheus and Trinity on behalf of the Oracle, who informs them of Neo’s confinement. Seraph, Morpheus and Trinity enter Club Hel, where they confront the Merovingian and force him to release Neo. Troubled by visions of the Machine City, Neo visits the Oracle, who reveals that Smith intends to destroy both the Matrix and the real world. She tells him that “everything that has a beginning has an end.” After Neo leaves, a large group of Smiths assimilates Sati and Seraph. The Oracle does not resist assimilation, and Smith gains her powers of precognition.
In Zion’s dockyard defense system control room (\”the Hammer\”), Captain Mifune instructs Kid to open the gate for Niobe’s ship (\”the Logos\”). Niobe successfully destroys a power plant before encountering Sentinels; she uses an EMP to escape them at close range. The Sentinels are disabled while Bane cauterizes his eyes with a power cable; he then kills Maggie (the medical officer) before escaping into Zion’s sewers.
The Council concedes that their military defenses are inadequate; Commander Lock orders all ships back to Zion to prepare for battle against the machines. Niobe offers him use of her ship; he reluctantly agrees. Morpheus proposes that he pilot another ship back to Zion with Niobe; he believes that he can complete his destiny as \”The One\” by stopping Machine City’s attack on Zion.
The Logos crew must destroy a power station to disable a defensive perimeter around Machine City; this will allow Neo to enter it physically while avoiding its weapons. The crew members are attacked by Sentinels; they fight them off but lose their ship’s gunner Link in process.
Neo encounters Smith with Oracle’s powers; he realizes that Smith is his negative counterpart â his purpose is to balance Neo’s existence within Matrix as an anomaly of system’s equations. They fight across cityscape but are evenly matched; neither can prevail over other.
In Zion’s dockyard defense system control room (\”the Hammer\”), Kid notices Bane hiding among corpses of soldiers killed by Sentinels; he warns Captain Mifune who shoots Bane dead before being fatally wounded himself by Sentinel fire.
Niobe pilots Logos through narrow tunnel towards