Episode #346 - ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ - Not The Machines You’re Looking For
Dec 11, 2021, 12:00 AM
The ReWatchable crew enters the Matrix one more time to finish out the original trilogy with a discussion covering whether or not this is a love story, determining who is entitled to eat the cookies, and consider where the next movie may take audiences. This Matrix Revolutions panel is a modge-podge one superfan and several sort of newbies who tackle the biggest questions the series has to offer humanity, including: is this movie the only time Keanu Reeves has made a joke? Join us as we navigate one last trip into the Matrix as we know it and prepare for what The Matrix: Resurrections has to offer!
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The Matrix Revolutions
- The movie dives right into the thick of it but not action-wise, the characters take center stage
- Volume was a major issue for home viewing, perhaps due to its IMAX release
- With the balance of jumping between character moments, did we lose a lot of Neo in this film after sticking very close to him in the past 2 films?
- Which direction is the train going? And are the passengers running toward reality or away from it?
- The machines aren’t who we thought they were
- A moment to acknowledge how great Keanu looks at this moment — and in the PRESENT
- The Oracle is replaced due to a real life death, however the plot gives a lot to chew on with a vessel changing as a result of a choice made in the Matrix
- Imagine being programmed to live with a guy who eats half an olive at a time?
- Is there a lack of emotional investment (or none at all?) for Trinity? But was this intentional?
- Smith, who are you? Why are you here? What is your purpose?!
- The cookies are done, but who does the Oracle actually think that they are for?
- Smith turns out to be quite the three-dimensional character despite Brittany’s best attempts to ignore his existence
- We are in Zion/the real world for a majority of the movie with the crews of the ships and on the battlefield defending Zion
- The side characters give us hope
- The Kid is actually a bigger deal than just being the President of Neo’s fan club
- Another battle/fight scene makes us care a bit more when it cuts between people rather than focusing on one character at a time
- The casting of Bane was *chef’s kiss*
- “Neo dust”
- Neo is blinded-but he cannot escape Smith’s sunglasses-and he kills Bane
- Does Keanu make his only joke… ever… in this movie?
- Trinity and Neo’s deaths - what was the emotional and logical reactions to each of these?
- Happily ever after, or not, there’s always the 4th movie
- Neo master negotiator with the machines
- Iconic RAIN BATTLE
- Based on canon alone the machines taking Neo is a giant question mark (but there are possibly some answers in the video game)
- Natalie adds some must-sees to her Sydney tour and it is an eel wall (no thank you)
- What is the one thing that would keep you living in the Matrix? Or Zion?
- There are some disturbing procreation discussion
- What the hell is going to happen in The Matrix: Resurrections?
- Favorite scenes
- Favorite lines
This episode’s panel included superfan: Karen Rought, one panelist who has seen The Matrix Revolutions once: Kendra Cleary, one panelist who may have seen it: Natalie Fisher, and one panelist who has never seen it: Brittany Lovely.
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