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Old 11-04-03, 11:56 AM
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Matrix: Revolutions reviews

Looks like I'll be happy to miss this one...
http://www.metacritic.com/film/title...ixrevolutions/
Old 11-04-03, 12:09 PM
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My favorite:

Rolling Stone / Peter Travers:

"At the risk of understatement, The Matrix Revolutions sucks."
Old 11-04-03, 05:47 PM
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"At the risk of understatement, The Matrix Revolutions sucks."
Damn! I don't think I've ever heard a mainstream critic flat out say something sucks. I haven't seen this film yet. Not sure I'm going to now. I loved the original and watched it often. Didn't care for Reloaded. We'll see.
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You actually decide what you'll see based on critics? More power to you if so, but I know I would've been devoided of some great laughs, tears, and general excitement if I followed some paid writer's opinion.
Old 11-04-03, 06:34 PM
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"I know I would've been devoided"? Dude, you could use a paid writer in your posts. Jus' joshin'.

Besides, does being paid for an opinion suddenly make it inconsequential? I hardly think that's the case. I've been turned on to a lot of great movies by critics and there's an equally large number of critical opinions I don't agree with. But I'd never brush off the entire genre of criticism like you seem to be doing. Reading a critic's opinion is just that, their opinion, and they're not forcing you to agree or disagree with it one way or another.
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Some others:

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Old 11-04-03, 07:38 PM
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You actually decide what you'll see based on critics?
Rarely do I base my viewing decisions on critic reviews! In fact, I basically read them as entertainment, not for opinion on movies. But I'm not that big on the Matrix to begin with. Like I said, enjoyed the original quite a bit. Bored to tears with the second. Because of that and the reviews for Revolutions, which seem to say it completely negates Reloaded and makes things even more confusing, I'll catch this one on DVD.
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Lots of the reviews I've read basically said it's better than Reloaded, yet not as good as the first. Funny how those same reviewers gave the 2nd one above average scores and gave the 3rd mediocre scores.

Anyway, it's fine with me since I loved Reloaded.
Old 11-04-03, 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by Terrell
Rarely do I base my viewing decisions on critic reviews! In fact, I basically read them as entertainment, not for opinion on movies. But I'm not that big on the Matrix to begin with. Like I said, enjoyed the original quite a bit. Bored to tears with the second. Because of that and the reviews for Revolutions, which seem to say it completely negates Reloaded and makes things even more confusing, I'll catch this one on DVD.
Anyone see the contradictions in the above paragraph?!
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Anyone see the contradictions in the above paragraph?!
Nope! I said I rarely base viewing decisions on critic reviews, but I have done it, and I'm doing it here. That and my not liking Reloaded. So no, no contradictions.
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Originally posted by Spooky
Anyone see the contradictions in the above paragraph?!
Yup!
Old 11-04-03, 07:55 PM
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It's never a good sign when so many critics just dog the movie.
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Originally posted by MattSVT
It's never a good sign when so many critics just dog the movie.
Well, maybe the Matrix may turn out to be a "cult classic."
Old 11-04-03, 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by jarofclay73
Well, maybe the Matrix may turn out to be a "cult classic."
Right... Just like Godfather part III, Alien Resurrection, and Robocop 3.
Old 11-04-03, 09:02 PM
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I wasn't too impressed with Reloaded, but I just have to see the resolution regardless of the buzz. At this point, it's probably what Warner will be banking on.
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Originally posted by caiman
Right... Just like Godfather part III, Alien Resurrection, and Robocop 3.
Man, Al Pacino is going to get you for mentioning Godfather III in the same sentence with Alien Resurrection and Robocop 3!
Old 11-05-03, 01:41 AM
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Here's my 99.9% spoiler free review:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=8168
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hahaha
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im seeing it tonight (which the idiot at the counter didn't know it was playing at their theater tonight when I went to preorder tickets yesterday)
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Here's the Rotten Tomatoes link:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheM...tions-1127201/

..and the mrqe link:
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?^Matrix+R...ns,+The+(2003)
...getting worse all the time:
"Reloaded" was certainly a lumpy, gaseous treatise of a movie, but viewers of "Revolutions" may find themselves looking back on it fondly. -A.O. Scott, New York Times
Old 11-05-03, 08:57 AM
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oh dear god, i nearly spilled a gut on this one
The good news is that Neo Christ Superstar is indeed an improvement over its buzz-kill predecessor. The bad news is that it's still terrible."
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Old 11-05-03, 09:08 AM
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The NY Times says: "...the saga of Neo...has now by all appearances reached its terminus... the appropriate response is some where between 'About time' and 'sSo what'."

There is also an article about the fact that it's opening worldwide on over 10,000 screens. Hmmm ... you know how all those high profile/low quality movies open wide and grab as much money as they can opening weekend before word-of-mouth gets out....
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quick everyone bash it instead of posting some decent reviews about GOOD movies that might get people into the theater. 99% of the people that will see Revolutions decided to in the parking lot after Reloaded.
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I am going to see it ASAP. I loved Reloaded so I am looking forward to this one.

What boggles the mind here is that so many post these "critics" reviews and without even seeing the film tend to put a verdict on it. I thought that this forum was all about having your own opinion, trying to escape the mainstream influence, and the "grey zone" in which masses tend to fall every so often. I guess not- teaspoon feeding still works pretty good!!

See the movie then criticize!!

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