For those of you who didn't see this movie in the theatres and were waiting for the DVD release to rent it, I would suggest you wait until it's released on BETA. For those who already spent money on it, my sympathies. Now for the review: The entire first half of this move is nothing but inexplicable nonsense bearing no relevance to the two movies that preceeded it, or the rest of the movie that followed. A barrage of Matrix-esque gooble-de-gook is thrown at you with the expectation that what you are trying to understand is important and vital to the plot. It is neither. What it is, is filler. Tired action scenes are rehased, and one could almost believe they were watching the first film again. The Matrix-people go to see the Merlvingian, AGAIN, and then go to see the Oracle, AGAIN. Nothing is really accomplished in all this time and no important plot lines are developed. The alteration of the apperance of the Oracle is mentioned but never understandably explained. The only highlight to the first half of the movie is the few, too brief, glimpses of the beautiful Monica Bellucci (Mary Magdalene, The Passion of The Christ) and her striking....figure. <<<WARNING: Spoiler Alert (though it is my intention and hope you do not watch this movie>>> Gratefully, but unfortunately a little too late, the action begins to pick up in the second half of the film. Again, inexplicably, the humans who have but one enemy have woefully inadequate defensive measures and procedures. Though they posses the technology to build electromagnetic pulse (EMP) machines, an item which completely imbolizes all robots in the vicinity, they fail to have any of these devices arranged around their home-city Zion. Instead of constructing numerous fortified gun emplacements with limitless ammunition stores, the humans have constructed numerous walking machine-gun suits, that can move, but don't, and don't need to, and that need to be manually reloaded by people running around with wheelbarrows. Nearly all the hovercraft that are equipped with EMP's are nowehere to found, and when one does make it back to Zion and tiggers its EMP, disabling thousands of attacking robots, some fool (I forget his name or position) who has consistently been wrong, is unhappy again. He fails to adequately explain why. <<<Here comes the spolier, last Warning>>> Elsewhere, Neo (with Trinity), who has had his eyes melted away, is going to the robot city and telekinetically nuking massive amounts of robots with his mind. That part is pretty cool. Thankfully, Trinity dies. Not thankfully, instead of her body being irretrievably crushed by massive amounts of steel so that Neo can only shed a tear and move on, Trinity is unfortunately still able to talk. What follows is not engaging, not interesting, and not emotional. It's a silly pointless conversation which like everything else that sucks about this movie lasts too long. Neo gets to the middle of the robot city and strikes a deal with the robot-God. Neo will destroy the Agent Smith program, which I guess the robot-God cannot do itself, and in return the war between the robots and the humans will be over. The ensuing fight between Neo and Agent Smith has its visually exciting sequences as the two titans battle in flight a la DBZ, but the fight is too short, does not contain enough new and innovative moves or special F/X's and is ultimately anti-climactic and silly. The sappy epilogue is gay. ____________________________________________ It was all I could do to talk my friend out of throwing the newly bought DVD off his 6th floor balcony. I did not like this movie.