Worst: “The Matrix Revolutions”
The first “Matrix” stands as arguably the most beloved and influential sci-fi film of the last couple decades. Thanks to the massive disappointment of its heavily hyped pair of sequels, it’s also regarded as a modern classic that should’ve been left alone.
While the second movie, “The Matrix Reloaded,” was a glass-half-full experience containing enough redeeming moments (that freeway chase! that provocative—if near-indecipherable—monologue challenging the ideas of the first film from the Architect!), “Revolutions” offered only a complete lack of surprises (if Keanu Reeves’ hero Neo is a Christ figure for the digital age, then his ultimate fate is all-too-easy to predict) and a succession of indifferently staged action set pieces (only Neo’s final tussle with Agent Smith possessed the old magic).