The Wachowski brothers have acknowledged that Matrix Revolutions has completely destroyed the credibility of the first two films.
However, they had been unable to invent a way of rescuing the series in such a way that it enabled the hard core Matrices to claim the film as a classic science fiction series.
That was until a chance encounter with the number one geekiest Matrix fanatic in the UK, who has changed his name by deed poll to Neo Reeves. They met in the Matrix Bar in Manchester, a place the brothers visited solely based on its name, and had been about to leave when they discovered it had nothing to with the film, until they were recognised by Reeves (formally Dwayne Pipe).
"It was incredible," said Larry Wachowski, "he'd worked out how to recognise the entire series by changing just the first five minutes of the third film."
"The guy's a genius," said Andy. "Essecntially, instead of appearing on the train platform as Keanu does at the start of the third film, he wakes up on an arc ship heading to a distant star."
"The architect," Larry continued, "is the AI that runs the ship, and it keeps the people safe by recreating 1999 in their minds, and covers any gaffs with the One nonsense, which allows the questioning to leave. However, Agent Smith is threatening everything, and he has to send the only awake person on-board, Neo, back into the Matrix to get it fixed."
"As I said," Andy added, "The guys a genius. We can keep everything else, and it's all neatly explained. Brilliantly, I might add, as both 1999 and Zion are all still in the matrix, which is why Neo can see, even when blind."
Matrix Revolution Revisited will be in cinemas for Christmas.