It’s finally time for my Matrix review. Sure, it may be a day late and dollar short…well, definitely a day late, anyway. In any case, my general impression of the film is that this was the weakest of the three. I found it to be the preachiest of them while at the same time saying the least. Some components of the plot felt contrived, some scenes were overwrought, and the pacing of the movie was stop-and-go. My happiness with the movie was primarily derived from the fact that it was concluded, regardless of what the actual conclusion was.
A review from the Alameda Times (no idea where this is, but thank you Google News) had a conclusion similar to my own:
There are more than a few scenes in “The Matrix Revolutions” in which angry computer programmers and their superhuman creations remind anyone who will listen just how powerful they’ve become in the digitized world of the not-too-distant future. “I created this world,” cries the cyber-minded Trainman, one of many bit characters who drift in and out of the movie while serving no obvious purpose. “Down here I am God!” Andy and Larry Wachowski, the Harvard-educated directing duo who set the “Matrix” franchise in motion back in 1999, often seem to be saying the same thing. They make the rules; they bend the rules. Unfortunately, more often than not, the rules make no sense at all.
I realized on Thursday just how stressed out I have been since around Labor Day. I’ve been consistently concerned about financial worries, and then the traffic accident occurred. Once that was resolved, the layoffs were announced. Now I’m finally back in control of my finances, with the next three months looking very positive, and early next week we find out the big “who” question in the layoffs. It has been one situation after another, and I hope I still have a job so life can settle down, my financial situation can improve, and I can relax my Christmas.