The latest installment in the Matrix franchise is yet to be hit theatres and HBO Max. Although, some review of Matrix Resurrection has already arrived. The first reactions to Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections have begun to hit Twitter and elsewhere as the social media prohibition lifted on Thursday night.
With full reviews prohibited till Tuesday, film journalists, entertainment bloggers, and some critics are now allowed to give general reactions and thoughts on the fourth flick in the Matrix franchise. However, the reviews seem to range wildly from outright love to confusion and dislike. The movie has been variously described as ‘metatextual,’ a ‘comedy,’ a ‘love story,’ and ‘a galaxy brain takes on reboot culture.’
Though there is no official plot synopsis for The Matrix 4, Keanu Reeves has teased that the love story between Neo and Trinity will continue to be the backbone of the story. For unversed, the original trilogy ended with Neo’s presumable death, or as Reeves said in an interview last year, “Things looked a little dire for Neo.”
However, Warner Bros. officially confirmed the Matrix 4 on August 19, 2020. Earlier that, John Wick director Chad Stahelski revealed that Lana Wachowski will return to the world of The Matrix for a new installment. Almost eighteen years after The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions ended The Matrix trilogy in a polarizing way among film critics and fans, Lana Wachowski is bringing the iconic action franchise back.
The movie sees the return of franchise stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss Lambert Wilson, and Jada Pinkett Smith, with newcomers including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christina Ricci. Abdul-Mateen plays a younger version of Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus. The Matrix Resurrections is scheduled to release in theaters and HBO Max on December 22.
Here are the Early Review of The Matrix Resurrections by Critics: