The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections

Plagued by strange memories, Neo's life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.

  • Released: 2021-12-16
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Thrillers
  • Stars: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lambert Wilson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Daniel Bernhardt, Christina Ricci, Ellen Hollman, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere, ErĂ©ndira Ibarra, Andrew Lewis Caldwell, Max Riemelt, Telma Hopkins, Chris Reid, Ian Pirie, Etienne Vick, Mel Powell, Andrew Koponen, James D. Weston II, John Lobato, Thomas Dalby, Clayton Watson, Stephen Dunlevy, Tiger Hu Chen, Joshua Grothe, Chad Stahelski, Amadei Weiland, Freema Agyeman, Andrew Rothney, Mumbi Maina, Max Mauff, Michael X. Sommers, L. Trey Wilson, Purab Kohli, Sabrina Strehl, Cooper Rivers, Esther Silex, Frank Isom, Leo Sheng, John Gaeta, Donald Mustard, Kim Libreri, Joe Mazza, Julian Grey, Gaige Chaturantabut, Volkhart Buff, Nicolas de Pruyssenaere, Felix Quinton, Aaron Pina, Dani Swan, London Breed, Steven Roy, Mercy Malick, Juval Dieziger, James McTeigue, Sarah McTeigue, Tom Hardy, William W. Barbour, Kenny Beers, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Thomas Dalby, Erwin Felicilda, John Lobato, Ed Moy, James D. Weston II, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster
  • Director: Lana Wachowski
  • eyupkoval - 16 June 2024
    It's a bespoke film. Disappointing.
    It has nothing to do with the spirit of the previous films. It's as if I watched something fan-made on youtube. It is painful that the matrix, which is really the most important film in the history of world cinema, continues with such a disgrace. I was really bored while watching it. I really wanted to make a separate evaluation for the characters, dialogues, acting and camera soundtracks, but for me it has a bad cinematography that is not even worth evaluating. It is a disgraceful film shot by those who are not ashamed of being bored. Morpheus was already wearing a pimp suit, they made it clear from there. LONG LIVE THE POWER OF WOMEN WOHOOOOOOO!
  • tommy-97761 - 29 April 2024
    *audible groan*
    The premise of this movie might have worked, if anyone outside the producers actually wanted to make it. With the movie being so annoyingly meta and self-referential, as it is, there is even a scene where they discuss a sequel. In the case of the movie, the Matrix Trilogy were apparently games and at one point they discuss a sequel that the studio will produce with the original cast or without. I guess what they were going for was trying to get some sort of sympathy from the audience, since probably EVERYONE knew that a sequel was unnecessary and pointless.

    What does the movie have to offer? As I already mentioned, there is a BUNCH of meta commentary, to the point of it becoming obnoxious. Furthermore, there is shameless nostalgia bait. Older familiar characters keep popping up and being referenced. The nostalgia references are actually so bad, that about what feels like 20% of the movie are actual clips of the original trilogy are sporadically cut into scenes.

    There is a cast of new characters, but beyond their introduction (which might not actually have happened), they rarely actually use their names and so I would dare you to try and name as many as you could after your first viewing. Sure, there is the blue hair girl, that blond guy, some other background noise characters and the rest are actually characters from the trilogy that came back.

    When it comes to the plot, the movie attempts to come up with some new convoluted concepts and further worldbuilding that doesn't feel like makes any real sense. Not in a way like you had to rewatch Matrix Reloaded 3-4 times to get what the architect was saying. There apparently was some kind of Machine v Machine war which hardly makes any sense when you'd think about it. The thing is though, this movie doesn't motivate me to rewatch it and try to make sense of it at all.

    If the trailers made you feel like this was a shameless cash grab, then I'd say you were right. Try and save your money and watch it at some service that doesn't require you to pay to see it. Seeing the trailers, I couldn't help but think that even Keanu Reeves couldn't be bothered enough to lose his John Wick look for the movie, though that is not entirely true. In the 'Real World' he is shaven with short hair.

    On it's own the movie would be a sort of forgettable sci-fi with a couple of good action scenes and some good ideas. However in the context of the Matrix franchise, it actually makes the previous entries worse. Seeing this trajectory I really hope they stop making future sequels, because each new entry keeps getting worst than the previous and I am running out of how low marks I can give.