Ok, I am making another poll and my first venture into Film Reviews. I decided to review all three Matrixes, but since we all know reviews are merely an individual's opinion, I decided the poll would be a way to gain your opinion. Once there's 10 votes, I'll collect a Community Rating by average. Then again after the next 10 votes and so on. If you want to rate the other two movies, feel free. The Matrxi Revolutions -= Community Rating - [6.2] =- Anyway, let me explain my rating rules: Watch Ability - How much fun was it? Can you watch it again? Will it still be cool? Genre Quality - If it's an action movie, how good was the action? Originality - Is it just the same things or is it a cool new not-tried before idea? Acting - How is the acting, the human driven aspect? Not just Actors, but the very characters as well. Plot/Story - Is the story good, twists or consisntency? Very well, those are the catagories I finally decided on. The rating itself is 1-10 for each catagory, then I averaged the final score. Keep in mind that all the following are my opinions alone. The Matrix Written and Directed by the Wachowski Brothers Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving Watch Ability – 9 The Matrix is extremely fun to watch. I know very few people who have seen it and did not want to see it again. It is not the most enjoyable movie in the world, for, it is deep and not a ‘light’ movie even though it feels so at first glance. This was extremely tough for me; I wanted to score it a 10 but just couldn’t. Genre Quality – 10 The Matrix is a multi-genre film. It could be classified most easily as Action, and it exceeds in that area above almost all others. It can be classified as Drama, and it fairs well there too, though not as much. I have decided that I will simply qualify it as Sci-Fi and there it exceeds beyond any expectation. The idea is unique and represented better than in any other of its kind. As a Sci-Fi Action movie, The Matrix gets a 10 without a doubt. Originality – 10 Sure, the idea was not original. But no movie to date has represented the idea in a more amazing and intriguing way. It can not be doubted, what the Wachowski brothers did was a peace of popular and intellectual genius. This category gets a 10, again without a doubt. Acting – 9 This was hard to decide, but this category does not just mean the individual acting of the actors but the overall actor driven performances which the movie and it’s situation allow the actor to give and I must say, that while it stands above average it just cannot receive a perfect 10, but there is no question this category is of high quality and to most, even to me, it performs smoothly and in the most amazing ways. It gets a 9 with the wish of a 10. Plot/Story – 10 This is perhaps one of the strongest aspects of The Matrix. The story is so complex and brilliantly told that it captivates and satisfies you upon the first viewing, yet it still amazes and draws you in on following viewings. The Matrix is one of the few films that has enough story in its plot to still show you things after the first viewing. This is rare, and much appreciated and deserves a 10! Overall – 9.6 Some may think I was too harsh, and they may be right. It has been out for 4 years, and to still (without a fresh viewing) get this score from me is an accomplishment few can boats about, The Matrix can and does. This is not a good movie, it’s a great one. Actually, it’s one of the Greatest! The Matrix Reloaded Written and Directed by the Wachowski Brothers Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving Watch Ability – 10 This movie excels in this area above The Matrix. The movie had more coolness to it than most, even most of the greatest. I think this is a very possible contender (in my books) for the most re-watch able movie ever. Great job, deserves a 10! Genre Quality – 9 This is hard, it definitely is one of the best Action movies of all time. But it pays almost too much attention to Action and slightly less to Sci-Fi and other areas. True, it does not fail those areas, but it does not exceed. Again, I hate giving this category a 9 but I just don’t think it can carry a 10. Originality – 8 This, to me, is no question. The Matrix Reloaded gave the public what they wanted at the time, more of the Matrix, but even though I think that helped the movie, I won’t bend the rules. It lacked the originality and unique feeling of the first, and I can’t give it anything above 8. Acting – 9 This, again, offers great acting on part of the actors, but the characters feel bland. They carry less human emotion than I would like, to benefit the movie or not is not my concern. But it does give the actors more chance to perform even if it gives the characters less to perform with. This is a hard area to judge, the movie gives acting a great potential but also limits it with constricted characters. It serves the movie, but there’s room for improvement. Plot/Story – 10 Again, while at first it feels less capable than The Matrix, it allows you to find new things in the story with each viewing. This is hard to judge, especially because it is not confined to one story. But by itself, the plot stands strong, consistent and the story runs deep enough to please most. But it is dense and hard to understand, but the very fact that it remains so long in your mind as it did in mine, deserves nothing less than a 10. Overall – 9.2 The movie is very good, among the greatest, but only after lengthy consideration. So, as a film, it has potential but does not fully use it. But none-the-less, it gives the viewer what he wants but does not give much extra. The Matrix Revolutions Written and Directed by the Wachowski Brothers Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving Watch Ability – 9 This movie, is without a doubt (in my mind) a great movie, it’s fun and really cool, but extremely heavy and not an easy load to watch multiple times. Of course, I have not yet had the chance to see it again so much of this category is speculation. But I do not think it will be as amazing the second time I see. Though I give thumbs up to the Zion battle. I give it a 9. Genre Quality – 8 A weird jumble of romance, inspiration, emotion, action and despair all bundled in a nice Sci-Fi wrapper. It takes good, but does not settle down easy. This movie is one of the few that has left me feeling like I just left a roller-coaster. It satisfies, though during parts fails. I give it a 8. Originality – 10 Well, the Wachowski brothers have managed to poke at the limits again. While the success of this new unique way may be debatable, it cannot be denied that there is a big change between this movie and the other two. I think it deserves a 10 with some minor suspicion. Acting – 9 This time, Revolutions allow the characters more expressive performances but the effect is not as good. Indeed, it feels like the characters were meant to be constraint, and now that they are not it feels too weird to stick. At times, the characters seem really out of place, as if the door was opened too much. I think it still deserves a 9, though it does less well than the other two movies. Plot/Story – 10 This is a weird part of the movie, the story is definitely intriguing. Things make some sense, but not enough for a single viewing to be enough. There are definitely secrets that will keep the mind turning the movie over to find answers. And the plot, manages to openly announce upcoming twists and yet not fail. I knew what was going to happen, but still wanted to know how it happened. I really enjoyed the experience! I give it a 10! Overall – 9.2 This movie is a nice change of pace, even if it follows a shaky path. Overall, it’s good but mostly because it attempts to achieve through a newer route. It is a satisfying end, but not amazing beyond expectation.