The Matrix Resurrections Review – Rehash or reinvention? You Decide
The Matrix Resurrections review! The film stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss and is directed by Lana Wachoswki from Warner Bros Pictures!
So before we proceed, SPOILER ALERT
- I thought it was a swell idea that they were doing a modal within the Matrix and that Neo subconsciously did that.
- I like the more modern take on the intro to the original Matrix movie with us viewers watching it transpire together with Bugs and Synch.
- I don’t know about you but I really dig the whole rehashing of the film and how they intended to do it.
- All the “meta” moments here were fun like the meeting between Thomas Anderson and his partner played by Jonathan Groff and the latter casually mentioning that Warner Bros will push through with Matrix 4 whether he or not he’s aboard with it. That was two or three layers deep.
- I totally liked Yahya Abdul Mateen II‘s take on Morpheus. His more modern and trendy and he certainly knows how to bring more intensity when they revisited the karate scene.
- I liked the concept of time moving forward with some characters and some new ones. Priyanka Chopra as the grown up version of Sati, the kid from the first trilogy was a nice touch but its not enough to really move the movie in a super positive direction. But the mere fact that they remembered this little thing and developed it a bit, was a step in the right direction.
- Great design for the sentients that have defected from the Machines and are now working with the humans. Wasn’t expecting that one bit. At least we know that Neo’s death in Matrix Revolutions had some sense.
- The bullet train fight was good with a great amount of action as well as actually giving fans and viewers a look at something new they cooked up for the franchise, Swarm Mode.
- Good call on bringing in the Merovingian and his crew and explaining that they were part of the outcast programs. Still that fight scene is a mixed bag for me.
- I liked the idea of Carrie Anne Moss’ Trinity as another “Chosen One” pastiche. I liked the idea of her being the Eve to Neo’s Adam; two become one and all that. She’s a great actress and she’s able to convey her frustration and confusion about what’s happening to her and her family life.
- The film’s convuluted and the motives were rather shallow for me. Like Neo knows what’s at stake and yet he decides to rescue Trinity.
- Some of Morpheus’ lines were cringey. Look we know you’re a combination of the real Morpheus and Agent Smith but could you have picked your lines properly?
- Wasn’t a fan of Jonathan Groff’s role as the new version of Agent Smith. There’s no intensity and there’s no intimidation. Hugo Weaving’s Smith was intimidating and generally unfavorable but Groff didn’t come off as neither.
- To hell with Neo and his force shields. Where’s the bad ass who “knows king-fu”? Where is the “Chosen One”? Come on man, we knew how dedicated you are to your craft why’d you give us action scenes on par with the John Wick stuff?
- Neil Patrick Harris as the Analyst was ho-hum for me. I’m usually happy with his output as an actor but playing the role of the new person in charge of The Matrix he felt off. Like he could have done more and could have given more but his lines were generic, he wasn’t commanding enough to be the boss. But maybe I just missed a point here.
- While the coffee shop fight scene was great as well as the subsequent motorcycle chase. It felt really lacking. Like they were already ripping the first movie why did they skip on that crucial fight between Smith and Neo and Trinity?
- I didn’t like that they limited Trinity’s badassery to just that scene in the Coffee shop and when it came time to flex her muscles, movies’ already over.
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