So Lets talk about The Matrix Resurrections. Spoilers Possibly Ahead. Its pretty bad, but I actually have a better outlook on it than most. That’s because I know what to expect now, utter shit. If you keep your expectations super low, you may end up surprised that something isn’t as bad as you thought it would be lol.
That’s the case for the new matrix for me. Like I thought this movie was gonna be REALLY REALLY REALLY bad, but its only REALLY REALLY BAD… so in my eyes I was like good job, yall didnt fuck it up as bad as i thought you would, but still a big fumble lol.
First off I want to say, I was interested in some of the concepts and story elements, they actually did some cool things, i liked learning more about the real world and what happened after revolutions, i thought it was cool how the machines revived neo and trinity, and how they were keeping them trapped inside the matrix. It made you want to learn more about the machines and their motives and whose in charge etc… seems their expanding things, im just wondering if we will be satisfied by the answers they give us.
I think its cool that trinity has powers at the end for the sole fact that they are a power couple now, but other than that i hated it lol, like for one the way it was like revealed was dumb, she’s able to fly before neo gets his flight back, just seems like this movie makes the previous ones pointless, like i thought neo was the one, but now he and her together are the one i guess, idk… its gonna make any future movies seem like low stake shit, like playing a game on god mode, these 2 will just wreck anyone..
As for the rest of the actual inside the matrix stuff, that’s where it really sucked, i was much more interested in the real world stuff.
Its a shallow rehash full of callbacks and literal flashback clips from the original trilogy. In my eyes, they have to be setting up another trilogy, otherwise, this movie was completely pointless. If a new trilogy is green lit, maybe we will see the reverse effect of the first one, where as, the first movie in this trilogy will be the worst and the next two could be considered the good ones, hell maybe we will look back on this one and see it as actually good and all part of the journey after the sequels, like many are doing with Tom Hollands Spiderman Movies after NWH.
The fight scenes were horrible with cuts every 2 seconds, with the occasional forced wall running or slow mo (bullet time) just to remind you that this is the matrix, it just didn’t feel like matrix to me.
They change a few things, like now instead of phones they use mirrors as exits, but instead of exits, they are called hacks. And what’s up with NPH, he’s called the analyst, is he the new architect but they’re calling him something new now, or is this a different position, he talking about taking over and running the show for the suits, like what? now they’re calling who ever is in charge of the machines “suits” I guess? IDK.
The agents weren’t threatening at all, the whole swarm bot zombie mode was dumb, I don’t like how the smith character was handled.
I didn’t like the fact that a different actor was playing Morpheus, but for the movie it makes sense. I’m not sure if i like how his story went or not, like on one end its kinda cool that he’s a program but at the same time its not, like that’s our boy Morpheus, the mentor to the one, but i mean the oracle was a program sooo… also what’s up with the physical programs in the real world, that tech was kinda cool i guess, but also weird, again idk if i liked it or not lol..
I complained when this movie was announced that it was a missed opportunity, i was like, “why the hell wouldn’t they call it “matrix rebooted” these fools”.. but after watching it, it makes sense in terms of neo and trinity, and I wouldn’t doubt that we see matrix rebooted as one of the next titles, they mentioned in the film how the matrix could revert back to the old one, so who knows.
So again, for sure some cool elements to things, but overall it just doesn’t land on its feet imo.