Let me tell you what I believe.
The Matrix trilogy. Is the best. Action/sci-fi movie franchise. That has ever been. Or will ever be.
Revolutions ends big. Exhaustingly big. So big you expect it might collapse in on itself thus creating a singularity of action movie goodness which sucks lesser movies into its gravitational well of kick-assedness. Really, very, big and exhausting and good. I can understand why people don’t like the Matrix. I love the Matrix. I hope they make more. A lot more. I will cough up the $15-plus it costs to see them in IMAX. I will stand in line for three hours to get the best seats in the theater. I will permit them to abuse my senses with their delightful brand of belief-suspending, sensory-overloading, gratuitous over-the-top action. And when they’re finished I’ll beg for more.
Let the flaming commence. Try to keep spoilers out of the comments please.
[Elsewhere: Nick had the opposite experience but agrees that Hugo Weaving had his act together, Kottke kicks off another marathon comment thread, and waferbaby is surprised to find that he enjoyed the film.]