Matrix Revolutions – Nostalgia Critic

Everything that has a beginning has an end…thank God. Matrix month finally ends with a review of Matrix Revolutions!

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241 Comments on "Matrix Revolutions – Nostalgia Critic"

bcroker
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Such a good ending to a great theme month. I am so glad to see Chester again getting a cleverly written plot point. I hope to see more Bum Reviews this coming year. They are hilarious!

Decimator Omega
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Indeed.

ladydiskette
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I know, I missed Chester A Bum, he is kinda like me when I talk about movies to some of my closest friends XD

Bar
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Absolutely.
There is another Anderson!.

futuremoviewriter
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Man, I gotta say. When was the last time we got a review two weeks in a row???

Tallfi
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This review was excellent! Love antivirus neo lol

SpeedyEric
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Okay, lets get to the finale of an okay trilogy of films. I’ll ask nicely this time. Please stop calling him Tom? Or is the fact that you keep calling him Tom has a …PURPOSE? I was hoping you would know the fact that the original actress who played The Oracle in the first 2 films died, and you wouldn’t make a complete ass of yourself. 2:38- We have a new drinking game, ladies and gentlemen! 7:21- “Okay, I love you, bye-bye.” I love Animaniacs. 10:36- At least that joke ads to the humor of this movie, and I actually… Read more »
RockmanX3
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I was a huge fan of Dark City when it came out. Definitely see it!

SpeedyEric
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I remember seeing the poster for Dark City in newspapers when it came out. It reminded me of a darker version of the poster for Vegas Vacation. If I ever have the chance to find it on video or TV (I don’t have a Netflix account right now), I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the recommendation.

RockmanX3
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No problem. You won’t regret it 🙂

Lightice
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But only see the Director’s Cut. The theatrical version spoils the main twist in the first minute of the film.

SpeedyEric
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I’ll keep that in mind, because I’m a fan of directoer’s cuts, special editions, extended cuts and the like.

KnightVision
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i’ve only seen one directors cut movie so i can’t judge. all i’ll say is don’t watch the directors cut version of the butterfly effect

Zartan The Destroyer
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“Whenever I damn well please!”

You petulant bro?

Take it cereal?

Hobbit-In-The-Hole
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Didn’t he say that the actress who played the Oracle died when he made a comment about the reasons she gave in the movie about her “change”?
I’m not sure, because sometimes he speaks very very fast and, not being English or American, I don’t always catch immediately what he says…

wstrfrg65
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Yeah. He kind of does point out that the actress for the oracle dies by making a joke about how Dumbledore’s actor was replaced in the same way.

Shanetefilmmaker
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He calls him Tom because that’s Neo’s real name. Thomas A. Anderson.

KnightVision
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that’s his name according to the machines. anyone outside of the matrix i assume isn’t given a birth name so they just go by their hacker alias. (i’ll be honest it’s a bit annoying that they don’t explain why that is but that is the way it is) (and yeah my grammar probably sucked in this comment)

wordforger
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Yeah… Except if it was given to him by his ‘parents’ then that’s his name. Problem being he was born in a tube. So I guess it makes sense in a way that people take on the names they chose for themselves instead of the names given to them when the machines assigned them to a certain set of parents. It’s an act of defiance, just like their own individual decisions to leave the matrix. On leaving the matrix they symbolically leave behind their “slave names” and use the names they chose for themselves.

snoofulus
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Huge difference between Tom and Thomas, mate.
Tom is kind of a simple-minded, familial name – it may not have been perfect for Riddle the charming faculty favorite, nor perfect for Riddle the creepy psychopath (movie version), but it was a perfect match for the way Dumbledore addressed him.

Neo isn’t really the Tom type – his face too long, his face expression too cryptic, his gaze too clairvoyant. More like the Keanu type.
Thomas fits, too – ordinary, yet very religious 🙂

WayOfTheMan
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The reason he has trouble with this Smith is because of the new Smith’s precognitive powers. He can see every move before it happens.

bcroker
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I guess I’ll just say this, SMUCKERS, YOU GOT SMUCKERS, COME ON HELP A GUY OUT WILL YA! COME ON SMUCKERS! WELL AT LEAST HELP ME FUND THE WACHOWSKI’S NEXT FILM: JUPITER ASCENDING INTO THE MATRIX WITH A CLOUD ATLAS AND SPEED RACER!!

RockmanX3
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Wow, the update was late today! Watched this earlier on your blip page, so I’ll comment here now. So, Matrix month has finally come to an end and I definitely enjoyed seeing you rip these movies apart. I actually don’t dislike this one as much as Reloaded as I felt Revolutions was a tad easier to follow. I do agree that the *final* showdown should have been with the army of Smiths rather than just one. I still dislike the Matrix franchise and am glad it’s done and over with. As much as I love Dark City, I wonder if… Read more »
SpeedyEric
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Agreed. The final fight works more when it’s just one-on-one with an audience watching. The Giant Smith in The Matrix: Path of Neo can get away with it, because it’s the final boss of a video game.

Bar
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Hell yes.
been waiting for this.

Morgil
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I can’t believe he didn’t like the final fight. IMO, it’s the only good part in this otherwise boring movie. It’s like watching a DBZ fight, but in live action.

Speaking of DBZ, though, back when they were still making that live-action Dragonball movie, i had heard that they were using the same team that did that did that fight in Revolutions. That actually got me a bit hyped up for that movie. Boy, was I in for one hell of a let down.

Zartan The Destroyer
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Wait you defend the fight then are let down by it?

Dethhollow
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No, he’s defending the fight in this and was disappointed by the Dragonball movie fight.

Trixie_is_best
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I did not have much hopes for the DBZ live action movie, but even those low standards were still disappointed. I have seen that movie only once the whole way through, and its painful to watch after watching years of DB/DBZ/DBGT. It is one of those movies that should not exist and yet it does.

akaMokassin
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The final fight between Neo and Smith was the 2nd biggest downer of that movie for me (the biggest being that bullet-gasm in Zion). It was so anti climactic and stupid hard to follow and see and did I say stupid? From all the things they could have done with it they went a way we’ve seen in a years old mediocre anime.

MrJaxreid1
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My absolute favorite jokes were Muppet Show Hugo Weaving and Anti Virus Neo.
You have selected “BOGUS!”

RD
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Heh, nice review.

I do generally enjoy the Matrix, apart from most of the third film, again not because I think it’s that philosophical, but just in general for fun and stylized action movie stuff. It may be a bit late 90s/early 2000s in feel but that just kinda adds to the charm for me. And as Doug says, it did encourage some more experimentation in these sorts of things.

Professor von SCIENCE!!!
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Professor von SCIENCE!!!

Hugo Weaving is freaking gold in this movie. He is the heart of this bad movie series.

danielbb
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I don’t think it’s fair to call matrix 3 a flop it made 430 million on a budget of 150 mill, not great but not a flop

the Fat Man
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Factor in ticket prices (vary by location and theater) and people will see a movie all the way through yet walk out very disappointed. I haven’t been to a theater for years because of both. >.<

Lightice
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Dark City is a great film, and shares some similar themes with The Matrix, but it only came out one year earlier, most definitely not enough time to rip it off. It was just one of those funny parallel productions.

Brad1ey Shaw
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Doug, I know you like going over the top, but you’re starting to go too far more and more often. Ease back a little or you’re going to eventually become that which you despise in mainstream filmmaking. Repetitious to the point of blandness.
That is all.

RockmanX3
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I dunno, I feel that Doug’s been more laid back lately in comparison to his BAT CREDIT CARDDDD! beginnings.

AVGN’s also been mixing it up with laid backness and over the top rage in recent years.

Exiles Outcast
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you’re asking him to lay back too much, no offense but you seem to be the kind of person who contributed to the fault of why entertainers end up sucking because they for some reason listened to you.
maybe you should hold back. your interpretation. just sayin…

Brad1ey Shaw
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It appears I didn’t make myself as clear as I needed to be. I didn’t mean to imply that Doug should “ease back” as a whole, I meant to say that he should ease back on individual jokes/bits. As a whole Doug is doing just fine and should continue doing what he’s doing. It’s particular jokes and punchlines that he’s doing that are beginning to wear thin. If a joke goes on too long or its punchline is rapidly repeated for comedic effect it wears very thin by its end. I’ve watched a lot of Doug’s videos and it’s part… Read more »
mduncan50
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Your explanation actually made things more confusing. Would you be able to give an example mate?

Brad1ey Shaw
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Alright. Go back and watch the scene where Smith says, “Cookies need love like everything does.” The line is then played over three of Weaving’s other movie roles. Exactly how funny was it by the time it got to the last one? For me it was barely funny when it was played over V, not funny at all when done over Megatron and then embarrassingly boring when played over Elrond. Finally, as is often done, the audio clip was played at the very end of the video. Don’t you think it was overdone just a tad? As dumb as the… Read more »
Polar_Bear
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Of course, the people from Chicago, after a record-breaking snowstorm, imagine themselves on the beach. 😉

Great set of reviews. I’m in the group of people that enjoyed the first movie, but hated the sequels. The first is still, as you say, “harmless fun” for when I just want to put on a movie.

schmavid64
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The beach part actually ties in to Dark City.

Gamechamp
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Critic! You totally misunderstood Neo’s choice in the second movie! If he went in the other door, nothing would have changed with regards to Zion; the machines would still destroy it.

And since you keep calling back to “wow Neo is so terrible for letting everyone in Zion die” it really stands out since that’s basically the opposite of what he did: he decided he’d rather fight for Zion (and thus Trinity) than to sacrifice it.

DarkAvenger42
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1) Had Neo chosen the other door, Zion would have been attacked but the machines would have left enough survivors for the population to eventually recover. 2) Neo’s choice was portrayed as the unambiguous right thing without the slightest hint of moral ambiguity or questioning, which you never want to do when both sides have a good point. 3) The fact that the machines would still attack Zion is one of many things easily lost in the confusing, pretentious dialogue, making it really look like he was just doing it for “dat ass”. So even if his intention as you… Read more »
luarionte
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That’s yet another problem with the script? Presumably there are 6 versions of the Matrix – 6 software updates, fine I get it. But how does that translate to the supposed “real world”? How is it possible that Zion, in the real world, has been destroyed 6 times without anyone knowing it, and presumably without any shred of evidence of such destruction! Not to mention 6 versions of Neo in the real world too – did the machines clone him or what? The only explanation for this is the one Doug mentioned in the previous video – the “real world”… Read more »
Psychopath
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“That’s yet another problem with the script? Presumably there are 6 versions of the Matrix – 6 software updates, fine I get it. But how does that translate to the supposed “real world”? How is it possible that Zion, in the real world, has been destroyed 6 times without anyone knowing it, and presumably without any shred of evidence of such destruction!” They kill everybody in Zion and then drop a bunch blue pills into the city after they’re done repairing it. “Not to mention 6 versions of Neo in the real world too – did the machines clone him… Read more »
luarionte
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“They kill everybody in Zion and then drop a bunch blue pills into the city after they’re done repairing it.” -Where was that mentioned? Seems a little too convoluted for me. “Yes, Morpheus mentions it in the first movie; everyone is a clone.” -I’m pretty sure he didn’t mention that – he just said that all humans are artificially created – he never mentioned anything about cloning! How do you explain Neo’s powers in the real world – controlling that sentinel and the “machine-o-vision”? “Except that a major plot point is that the machines that run the Matrix actually kinda… Read more »
TheGreenMan
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” “They kill everybody in Zion and then drop a bunch blue pills into the city after they’re done repairing it.” -Where was that mentioned? Seems a little too convoluted for me.” Luarionte, the Architect mentions it in his convoluted, nonsensical speech near the end of the second movie. If I remember correctly he says that Zion will be destroyed and that Neo and seven males and sixteen females of Neo’s choosing can then restart Zion. It is buried in there but he does say it. I’m surprised Doug missed it…… The joke Doug made can still be used in… Read more »
Gamechamp
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I wasn’t saying it wasn’t a flaw in the movie; I’m saying it’s a flaw in an otherwise great review. When Critic gets something blatantly wrong like that it’s really jarring, especially since he brought it up several times over the course of the review!

snoofulus
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“1) Had Neo chosen the other door, Zion would have been attacked but the machines would have left enough survivors for the population to eventually recover.” No, he would pick a dozen people from the Matrix and lie to them. All the people he knew and that relied on him (INCLUDING TRINITY) would be dead. “2) Neo’s choice was portrayed as the unambiguous right thing without the slightest hint of moral ambiguity or questioning, which you never want to do when both sides have a good point.” Trying to save your friends and your tribe over anonymous masses you don’t… Read more »
Hardback247
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I must admit, I was a little disappointed with Matrix Month. Too much nitpicking and not enough paying attention.

88ace88
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Amen!

Psychopath
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They really are some of his most cheap reviews.

ZombieFX
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“You guys are smiling”
“Why is that wired?”

…………….
if there was a break in between… it had made sense Oo
forced dialog… SHE IS (still) A MACHINE!

RandomUser080
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Doug, Don’t care for any of these people, I think your skits are awesome and you are doing a good job, Please don’t stop making nostalgia critic, 🙂

Amesang
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Speaking of Dragon Ball Z, Trinity’s death scene was reminding me of one of Freeza’s Abridged lines: “Stop that! Stop… not dying!” Yeah, can’t say I have any memory of watching this film, aside from what I might have read online out of curiosity (the Baby-faced A.I. being the only thing I could recall). I think I had a chance to watch it on television, once, but probably skipped for… anything else. =Þ I still enjoy the first film as a pseudo-guilty pleasure and I remember liking aspects of the Animatrix, but that’s generally as far I’ll go, most likely.… Read more »
Decimator Omega
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Good review. Too bad the last 2 movies sucked.

Kaygeebee
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Odd that the first Matrix had a relatively small budget and did so well (both financially and with critics) while the third one had a huge budget and was almost universally panned by critics and only did moderately well at the box office. I guess simply throwing money at a movie isn’t enough. *Cough* Star Wars Prequels. Speaking of the Star Wars Prequels: Notice how similar they are when compared to The Matrix trilogy (or at least the two sequels)? Too many boring conversations, a romance no one really bought, total overuse of CG, fight scenes stretched so long that… Read more »
mduncan50
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I don’t but the budget as an issue. Some of the best things in the sequels were high budget things, like the highway chase (they actually built their own highway), Neo vs a million Smiths, and the final fight. They simply didn’t have any story thought out after the first movie, and seemed to basically be making stuff up as they went, and not much of it was good.

Light
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Goddammit! I hate The Matrix and I HATE its fans even more. I don’t regret punching that guy in high school who had a period over me saying I disliked it because he wouldn’t f*cking get over it and leave me alone.

Enchanter468
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Don’t know if this helps, but speaking as a Matrix fan (I like the first movie and don’t really hate the sequels either) most of us don’t hate you just for not liking the movie(s). As for that guy in high school…well, every fandom has a few douchebags in it; sorry about that guy.

ThunderDave
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I liked Dark City. Not a bad ending for this. Looking forward to the next review.

Brageyboy
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I really like Dark City, I remember seeing it as a kid. I liked it back then too, totally forgot about it. May give it a re-watch, is the Critic going to review it?

OmegaX2000
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Can you talk about the MTV series Good Vibes? On a side note, I mention this all before, why do you review a classic horror like this one I’ve finally found after all these years after just seeing a few scenes of it and never knowing how it ended. It’s called Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. You might like it. Maybe. Also what do think of these TV series shows called: John Doe Forever Knight The Misfits (British Show) Misfits of Science (Movie and series) and The Zeta Project (I think some of these shows are like Sonic the… Read more »
mduncan50
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You realize his schtick is reviewing stuff that we’re nostalgic for? I think with your obscure shlock you should be directing these requests to the Cinema Snob.

Theo Panagakos
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Love Dark City more than the Matrix. Also, you forgot to mention how FRICKIN LONG it for Neo to figure out that the crew member was Smith.

SSH
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When did Mr. weaving take lessons from Mr. Curry? Seriously that laugh sounds like a Tim Curry laugh!

When did this become a counter monkey story? There is only this feels like one of spoony stories from counter monkey. Right down to she has magically enough hit points to give out a dying speech, but yet not enough for her to have a saving throw. Also the videogame was better still

smallcutepuppy
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It reminds me of John Lithgow’s laugh in Santa Claus The Movie.

SharpCookiezz
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There was such a missed opportunity with the Agent Smith laughing joke; shoulda been intercutted with Dr. Evil’s laughter from Austin Powers. It woulda been perfect! Their maniacal laughter sounds exactly the same!

Blackfist
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I think John Wick may have boosted Reeves career a bit 😛

Kopaka1242
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Great timing, getting this done with Jupiter Ascending coming out, possessing many of the same problems that plagued THIS trilogy.

happymel
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I share the same opinion on the movie as most: SUCKS! Even the action scenes aren’t as good! That’s the MAIN reason I watch Matrix movies! These jokes especially made me laugh. My faves were The Why Joke and the Cookie Joke. Although, I must admit that I didn’t catch the Limbo thing. I must admit that I would’ve liked these movies better if the fight scenes were better. I’ve never heard of Dark City. I surprisingly liked your analysis at the end.

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