The Matrix Resurrections, which got released on December 22, 2021, is a reboot rather than a sequel of the Matrix Trilogy and so the viewers do not need to have all details from the original franchise under their belt. This can be said that despite the being no connection, the plot of the original Matrix plays a vital role in the new movie Matrix Resurrections. The latest would-be refreshment for those who missed the original story and will be helpful for those who have not seen any of the originals yet.
Matrix Resurrections, in all sense, is a mind-bending, action-led movie that once again is ready to question our reality.
But before discussing the present, we must brush the past in a better way. Matrix was the most influential action movie of the modern era. The first part of Matrix had hit the theatres way back on March 31, 1999. The second part, ‘Matrix Reloaded,’ was released on May 15, 2003, and the last movie of the trilogy, ‘The Matrix Revolution,’ was released on November 5, 2003. After a wide gap of 20 years, the matrix has returned as refreshment for the matrix movie lovers.
It’s thrilling for the matrix lovers because the Matrix lovers can once again enjoy the ground-breaking action sequences which combined martial arts with gunplay. The viewers can experience the roller-coaster ride of the philosophical depth of the movie.
The Matrix plot is dystopian and far-future with how the machine is planning to take over the world and the humans have been pushed into the replicated version of the world, which is known as Matrix and it is being guarded by programs called Agents who can easily hack the mind of simulators. The lead actor is known as Neo (Keanu Reeves), is the messianic figure on whom the rules of the computed world don’t apply.
In the first part, Neo, a computer programmer comes in contact with Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger, who took him to the underworld where he fought a brutal battle against the machines. Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), was the only human alive who can answer all the questions about Matrix.
In the second part, ‘Matrix Reloaded,’ Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue the fight against the army of the machine, with their extraordinary powers and weapons. The three stood strong against systematic suppression and exploitation and saved the human race from extinction.
In the third part, ‘Matrix Revolution,’ Neo in the post-apocalyptic future, is the only hope to save mankind, is trapped in a limbo world. In the meantime, his team, a few humans who are aware of the reality except the rest of humans, who are in a state of suspended virtual reality, trying hard to stop the machines till Neo can escape and can save the race. But the end is unexpecting as the computer agent smith (Hugo Weaving) revives in flesh.
The Matrix Resurrections Explained
The reboot of Matrix Trilogy got released on December 22.
The Matrix Resurrections Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra.
The Matrix Resurrections Director: Lana Wachowski
The movie plot revolves around Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves), who is a video game designer. His all-tragic past memories have been wiped away but he still has some strange episodes still connected. Thomas aka Neo once again finds himself on a trippy ride around the philosophical narration of space with action sequences trying to save mankind. The movie loses hold on the love angle between Neo-Trinity.
The visual effect and the action sequences were the bullet points of Matrix Trilogy but the viewers miss the iconic action sequences in the Fourth part. In some parts of the movie, the scenes are really long and tedious to watch. The movies actually try working hard on the idea that one can find meaning with other people in an activity that is visionary and not real.
The two other important characters of the movie, Morpheus (now played by Yahya) and Agent Smith (Jonathan Groff), are the new faces and it takes time for the viewers to adapt them in the shoes of their favorite characters. Despite there being slow-motion scenes, there is something amiss for the Matrix lovers. The machine vs human plot, despite the simmering chemistry of Neo-Trinity, fails to capture the minds.
The Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra also shows up in the movie in the interesting role of Sati. She played the role of a small girl with the sunrise for Neo in Matrix Revolutions. For a very short span of time, she shared the screen but she left no stones unturned proving why she should be the best Bollywood actress as she maintains to hold her presence in front of Reeves.
Carrie Ann Moss (Trinity), the lead lady of the movie, with her every fighting scene and cutthroat glare steals the show. Lana Wachowski through her complex plot tried hard to hold the audience.
The Matrix Trilogy had many loopholes but the film kept its hold because of the visually memorable choreography. Matrix Resurrections has only one scene that connects with Matrix Reloaded, in which a straggling car chase but gets over too quickly. The movie was running in many directions. On one side the movie was focusing on Agent Smith and Morpheus who were trying to control their evolutions whereas, on the other end, Neo is busy worrying about his love Trinity.
The bonus points of the movie are the cinematography by Daniele Massaccesi and John Toll, which has been supported by magnificent production by Hugh Bateup and Peter Walpole. The movie had beautifully tried to keep the balance between the past and present through flashback scenes, which helped Neo retain his past memory and set his goal.
The music by Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer’s music was worth and the costumes of Tom Tykwer’s music were a mix of the old and modern world. The movie had everything in place but still lost its connection with the audience. Unlike expectation, the movie plot came crashing down and hitting hard on the Matrix Trilogy. The idea of combining sci-fi with philosophy did not work for the audience