So I'm sitting here watching The Matrix Revolutions (I know...) and clearly, the ending is a result of deus ex machina, of course carried out by the machine intelligence called Deus Ex Machina (...seriously). I never realized just how lazy the ending truly was. I was just wondering if anyone had examples or wanted to discuss various deus ex machina in film. Remember that lazy writing or a cop out ending isn't always an example of deus ex machina. And of course, this thread contains spoilers. - For those that don't know what deus ex machine is, here is a definition: Dates from ancient Greek times, where "deus ex machina" ("god from the machine") in a play referred to the act of lowering a god on stage using a cable device (therefore, a god from a machine) to decide in a dilemma and give fate a nudge, so to say. These days, deus ex machina has the negative connotation of an utterly improbable, illogical or baseless plot twist that drastically alters the situation, as if the "deus ex machina" came down to give fate that little push.