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As promised earlier in the week, Warner Bros. has finally released the trailer for its fourth and highly anticipated installment of The Matrix, The Matrix Resurrections. It looks pretty promising.

The trailer begins with Keanu Reeves (who looks a little too much like one of his other beloved characters, John Wick) sitting in a therapy session with Neil Patrick Harris and asking his character whether he’s crazy.

Apparently, Neo has no recollection of what he went through in the previous Matrix films and has completely forgotten that he’s an all-important and extremely powerful figure known as The One. The concept is reinforced throughout the trailer, with Neo, as Thomas A. Anderson, living an aimless and confused life. He doesn’t even recognize his love Trinity when he shakes her hand.

The trailer later segues into a bunch of exciting action scenes, many of which hearken back the original (and arguably best) Matrix film. These include a fight scene between Neo and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character in a dojo (Abdul-Mateen II is rumored to be playing a copy of Morpheus), dreary shots of sentinels in the real world, and all sorts of acrobatics as characters try to make their way around cops and agents.

The Matrix Resurrections feels like a reboot of sorts that could end similarly to the original Matrix, in which Neo begins realizing the full extent of his powers as The One and does cool stuff like flying to Rage Against the Machine’s “Wake Up.”

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes The Matrix Resurrections, the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (the Aquaman franchise) Jessica Henwick (TV’s Iron Fist, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, TV’s Mindhunter), Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s Quantico), Christina Ricci (TV’s Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles), Telma Hopkins (TV’s Dead to Me,), Eréndira Ibarra (series Sense8, Ingobernable), Toby Onwumere (TV’s Empire), Max Riemelt (series Sense8), Brian J. Smith (series Sense8, Treadstone), and Jada Pinkett Smith (Angel Has Fallen, TV’s Gotham).

Lana Wachowski directed The Matrix Resurrections from a screenplay that she wrote with David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon.

The Matrix: Resurrections will be released in theaters nationwide on December 22,2021. It will also be available on HBO Max via the ad-free plan beginning on that date for 31 days from theatrical release.

Source: Warner Bros.

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5 Comments

  1. Is this when we find out that the [I]John Wick[/I] universe was one of the simulated realities of the Matrix? Where Neo will have to team up with Ted from [I]Bill and Ted[/I] and Jack Traven from [I]Speed[/I] to fix the issues with time caused by the original ending of [I]The Matrix[/I] trilogy, where the “death” of Neo and the Smiths caused the machine city core to collapse, resulting in a black hole that threatens space-time itself (as shown in one of the rare Matrix comics – don’t Google it cuz you won’t find it)? I think there’s one part where Neo has to keep flying at speeds above 50 mph in order to stop the current Matrix reality from shutting down. Trinity is alive because all branches of time have converged inside the Matrix. Neo has absorbed the essences of all the previous versions of the One and becomes the Many, a being far more powerful than even the Architect and the Oracle could have ever imagined. Together with Kevin Flynn, he will save the Matrix and restore the real world by combining the two.

    Of course this doesn’t all happen in Matrix 4, they need to save some for 5 and 6.

    Sorry for the spoilers.

  2. There are a lot of plotholes to cover. The 2 obvious ones Neo and Trinity are alive in the matrix but it also seems they are alive outside. I can accept both living in the matrix as it has been established that the body can’t survive without the mind; but maybe the mind can survive without the body.

    On a sidenote Neil Patrick Harris look really old.

  3. [QUOTE=”Stoly, post: 41117, member: 1474″]
    On a sidenote Neil Patrick Harris look really old.
    [/QUOTE]

    Because he went to the crossroads and sold his soul to learn true magic. Used his abilities to make Keanu Reeves the ultimate super star in LA, and still humble. Then turned around and traded the souls of all of the actors that have died recently to extend his own life.

    That or drugs and partying like he was going to Whitecastle for the last 10 years took it’s toll..

    Or… you know.. we’re all older now.

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