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I don't think this movie will do that well.I keep thinking that they should have stopped at one. It's the closest thing to a perfect mass market movie I've seen, so it could only go down from there (and in my estimation, they did).
The Matrix gave us "Bullet Time", which I don't recall seeing prior to that. Each of those other movies gave us something quite different, visually, and so are notable for that if nothing else. I quite enjoyed them all.So other than my initial reaction (Woah), here are my thoughts.
Despite what people might think now the first Matrix was insanely amazing and influential when it arrived. It was, for lack of a better phrase, the Citizen Kane of wire-fu in the western mainstream cinema; by which I mean that its influence is so pervasive that it is difficult to understand how groundbreaking it was at the time.
The second was good, the third ... a disappointment. That said, I have found everything the Wachowski sisters have done to be, at a minimum, interesting and visually arresting. V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, and Sense8 ... none of them were perfect, but all of them were great because of their imperfections, because they tried and (sometimes) failed.
I am looking forward to this. If nothing else, it will be ... something.