The Top 10 Worst Things About The Matrix Sequels

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The best way to describe the Matrix sequels is that it’s like watching someone take a really nice car and drive it off a cliff, and you are forced to watch the explosion for over two hours. While they have entertaining moments, and there are inklings of good ideas, the Matrix sequels are two of the most disappointing films I’ve ever seen. The original needs no introduction.  We all forget how influential that movie was in 1999. How many slow motion fight parodies did we see? The Matrix is easily one of the best sci-fi films ever made. When the film ends, there is no need for a sequel. Neo realizes he’s the one. He’s all powerful. We assume he frees everyone. The end. I didn’t need to see that story play out, and boy was I right.  Those sequels took a really cool and original concept, and over bloated it to an undeterminable belt size.

With the Wachowskis on the verge of another potentially overly ambitious failure (Jupiter Ascending), I thought we’d all relive the pain together. Whoa…it’s time to jack in. I present to you…

The Top 10 Worst Things about The Matrix Sequels:

(The Matrix Trilogy Spoilers Abound)

Honorable Mention: Trinity’s Death

First of all, the death of probably the best character in the whole series was embarrassingly anti-climactic. Really?  A big metal straw strikes her torso – lame.  But the real reason I have to mention it is the acting of Keanu Reeves. It’s not his fault. I actually like Reeves more than most, but let’s face it, the guy isn’t the strongest actor. Combine that with atrocious dialogue (“Oh No”), and the dude never had a chance. For such a significant event, this scene was a huge miss.

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Daniel Cohen is the hard-boiled Film Editor for the Pop Break. Besides reviews, Daniel writes box office predictions, Gotham reviews and Oscar coverage. He can also be found on the Breakcast. If Daniel was sprayed by Scarecrow's fear toxin, it would be watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on a non-stop loop.