The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

Movie title: The Matrix Resurrections

Movie description: Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.

Date published: 22/12/2021

Country: USA

Duration: 2:28

Author: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksandar Hemon, Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Director(s): Lana Wachowski, ,

Actor(s): Keanu Reeves , Carrie-Anne Moss , Yahya Abdul-Mateen II , Jonathan Groff , Jessica Henwick , Neil Patrick Harris , Jada Pinkett Smith , Priyanka Chopra Jonas , Christina Ricci ,

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction

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It's ok to watch as a Sci-Fi movie, but it doesn't have anything special

If you are a fan of the original Matrix series, don’t get high hope. This movie is OK as a Sci-Fi franchise, but it doesn’t live up to the last three movies. To be honest, only the first Matrix movie was great; then it went down to the slope. In this new episode of the Matrix, our here NEO, aka Keanu Reeves, comes back. He is now dreaming of his life as a confused game designer in the Matrix world. To gain access to the real world again and reclaim his love Trinity, he needs to follow the white rabbit again.

Like Neo, I was confused through the whole movie about what is happening and why there is no real action, and why the intelligence is absent, it was shown in the first movie.

After 18 years, the fan base of the Matrix was waiting eagerly to see something extraordinary. Most of us who watched the Matrix in our childhood is now aged 35 years and up; we were waiting to see some mind-bending story from the sequel, but very much disheartened with the storyline.

The promotion of The Matrix Resurrections (2021) was damn good, especially when you get to select your reality with the blue or red pill. But, after watching the movie, it seems like it is a recap of the old Matrix movies, almost a deja vu.

The Matrix Resurrections (2021) movie stands on the last three films. It explains over and over again how they came here, what happened after Neo went to the machine world, also what happened to the real world settlement, Zion. So, if you haven’t seen the previous three movies, don’t worry there will be a lot of recaps and original footage in this movie. I think they have added at least 5 minutes of recap in this movie.

Neo is back, so is Trinity, but Morpheus is changed to something else, AI traveling between the human and machine worlds. Then some Sentinels are now helping humankind.

The first Matrix movie was a super hit with great ideas. It indicated a fine line between machines and the human dependencies of the race. Apart from the action, it gave a clear message of our society and how everyday tech controls us. But, the following two sequels get worse, and they never fulfilled the fan base demand.

Although the first one is the best of all three Matrix movies, I think the next two were also good, but not good enough. 

This fourth part, where Neo came back to reclaim his life in the real world and doomed the human race again to save Trinity again, seems how irrational human minds can be.

I have seen all the good reviews of The Matrix Resurrections (2021), and I wonder if the viewer and I were watching the same movie! It is not even up to the mark of the last revolution one.

Anyway, they shouldn’t make this movie with this kind of shallow storyline. There was no real punch line except recapping the old Matrix movie.

Agent Smith got a new look, and Sati, the little child program from the original Matrix, comes back as Priyanka Chopra; she made me feel bad for the original one. Fortunately, our hero Neo (Keanu Reeves) is set perfectly in the storyline. He seems confused and lost in the whole movie. It went well with his long hair and bearded getup. Carrie-Anne Moss is always perfect as the Trinity. The rest of the crew didn’t get the vibe of Matrix. It became just another action movie.

I had high hopes for this movie, but I am genuinely disappointed with the shallow storyline and quick finishing. Maybe they are looking for another sequel.

What's your thought?