Matrix Revolutions, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +4

Content: -3

The final film in the sci-fi trilogy has arrived. The first two films described how machines enslaved the human race, imprisoning them in a virtual world called the Matrix. This movie has plenty of the gravity-defying stunts that made the first movie famous but far less plot and character development. In this finale, the humans have begun to free themselves and the machines are fighting to keep them in the Matrix. Neo (Keanu Reeves), the human who leads the attack, was born with supernatural powers. He is joined by girlfriend Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and mentor Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). The war between humans and machines is going badly for humanity, but the situation worsens when Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), a computer program that replicates itself, threatens to destroy the virtual world and the real world. Neo and the humans must beat the machines and this replicating program too. The humans retreat to their last stronghold, the Zion, for the final battle.

This movie asks a great question that many go through life failing to answer Why do we exist? Another important theme is faith, in which the difference between knowing and believing is clearly defined. The characters work together as a team, struggling to understand each other, and the heroes risk their lives to save others. The young flashy characters submit to the authority of the older mature characters. While much of this is good, the language is often brutal with an excessive amount of profanity. The violence is furious, usually involving blood. In a brief scene in Club Hell, a number of female characters are dressed skimpily, revealing their breasts. The most damaging theme in the movie is the idea that humans exist because they choose to exist, a claim that humans are their own gods. While this movie will probably be seen by many people, you would do well to consider what you watch. Preview does not recommended this one.

Preview Reviewer: Blaine Butcher
Warner Brothers

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (41) times mild 21, moderate 20

Obscene Language: Many (22) times strong (f-word 4, s-word 18)

Profanity: Many (24) times moderate (G 7); strong (GD 13, JC 4)

Violence: Many times strong (many bloody scenes, shootings, brutal hand-to-hand fighting, woman stabbed with a surgical blade, man blinded by electricity from a power cord, fiery explosions, spaceships crashing and blowing up, woman stabbed to death by machine monster, man gouged to death by slit across face, woman falls a long distance to hard metal floor, people hit so hard they cause the walls and ground to break apart when their bodies crash into them, people being turned into other people, homeless man jumps in front of train)

Sex: None

Nudity: A long scene shows women dressed in skimpy clothes that reveal breasts

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: One time (woman tugs on another womans breast)

Drugs: Few mild (smoking and alcohol)

Other: Computers rule the world, machines monsters attack people, races work together, woman can predict the future, parents want to save child, French person portrayed as the bad guy, woman motivated by love to give up her life, people forgive each other for mistakes)

Running Time: 127 minutes.
Intended Audience: Adults and Older Teenagers

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