Last time I blogged about Jesus of Nazareth verses Neo of the Matrix, after I saw the Matrix Reloaded movie. Here's some other conclusions after watching the Matrix Revolution.
SPOILER WARNING: Surely I will talk about more than just the special effects of GFX, but the actual story itself. So if you have not watched the movie but do not wish to be spoiled, you might want to skip this entry.
- A messianic figure that sacrificed himself at the end of movie to destroy the common enemy between the machine and humanity, aka the Agent Smith, to bring temporary peace to the world of these 2 communities. His friends are still waiting for him in Zion as they have no idea about the whole process of this final hour, but neither do they know that their "saviour" never be back.
- A messianic figure that sacrificed himself near the end of gospel records to destroy the enemy of humanity, the devil that holds the power of death (Hebrews 2:14), to bring eternal peace between God and those who trusted his atoning sacrifice (Romans 5:1). But death has no power over him, and he was raised from dead in 3 days (1 Corinthians 15:3-5). He has ascended to heaven sitting at the right hand side of God (Ephesians 4:6-9), promising his return one day. We now no longer are enemies of God but friends of him, and have this hope that our Lord and Saviour will come back to bring liberation to the world (Hebrews 9:27-28).
Very different messiah, aren't they? At the end, a dead saviour is still dead. Needless to say that the Matrix is still running as usual at the end of the movie, and the majority of the humanity are still plugged into slavery. Not so with Jesus and those who have been saved by him.