The Matrix Resurrections

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Science Fiction Action Adventure
148 min     6.7     2021     USA

Overview

Plagued by strange memories, Neo's life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.

Reviews

MSB wrote:
FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/the-matrix-resurrections-spoiler-free-review "The Matrix Resurrections is one of my biggest disappointments of the year. Lana Wachowski delivers a surprisingly meta, self-aware movie about the original trilogy packed with bold, fascinating ideas but an absolutely terrible execution. From the dreadfully unfunny, cringe-worthy brainstorming sessions about the previous films to the heavy-handed, headache-inducing exposition, the director constantly tries to tell the viewers how incredible the original trilogy is, forgetting to create a compelling, captivating story for this new installment. The gorgeous visuals and impactful score aren't good enough to elevate the shockingly average, choppy action sequences. Despite remarkable performances from Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and the standout Jessica Henwick, Resurrections just didn't work for me. If you're a fan of the franchise, I obviously recommend watching it. Just be aware that this isn't a new The Matrix movie, but instead a film about the actual saga." Rating: C-
Dark Matter wrote:
SPOILERS!! If you believe that this story was written by Thomas Anderson in another Model, under the pressure of the peers with the help of the Analyst then it is worthy to give at least 4 stars to this movie. But I think I am not in Matrix. So just 3/5 is enough.
jle432 wrote:
I was a bit confused at first, but be patient, it all sorts itself out and then it is nothing short of fantastic. The action scenes, the effects, and of course Reeves and Moss. They brought the chemistry and the bad ass - ness. The vibe was unmatched.
ilive4fun wrote:
> The whole film is leftist TRASH! Its obvious Keanu is not behind this sham and simply did it for a paycheck! The story is terrible and BORING! CGI is the ONLY SAVE for this VERY SAD ENDING TO WHAT WAS (the first three films) the hottest and most exciting sci-fi shows ever filmed. NOBODY I KNOW thought this movie was worth the $14 Movie ticket! I actually felt dumber after having wasted money on a ticket! From now on, I'll be reading reviews for EVERY new film I want to see - before I go... What a total letdown! The last letdown was the new 007! What a JOKE! More total leftist trash! They're stealing all the best shows and turning them into a leftist socialist agenda and it REALLY SUCKS! The next 007 looks like a man, but its a WOMAN??! I MEAN, REALLY!? Get your own heroes! leave MY STAR TREK, The Matrix and JAMES BOND out of this political BS! As far as Matrix Resurrections goes... - Move along! NOTHING TO SEE HERE! Just being honest... I hate being right all the time.
JPV852 wrote:
Some interesting elements for sure and I still like the chemistry between Reeves and Moss was great, but everything else was pretty poor, including some of the effects. This is just another entry further proving the first film not only was special, but should've been standalone (and can still be viewed as such, just ignore 2-4). Won't say it was bad but ill-advised. **2.5/5**
CinemaSerf wrote:
I know it must be tempting to get the old cash cow out of the barn for one last miking, but this is just one temptation too far. It's not so much that the story is weak (it is), it's that it all takes far too long for the "Neo" (Keanu Reeves) and "Trinity" (Carrie-Anne Moss) characters to get up and running. Reeves has largely lost his freshness and vivacity and the baddies exude all the menace of a wet lettuce. At best the supporting casting borders on the bizarre - Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris are both far better sticking to their more familiar genres, and Jessica Henwick's "Bugs" character, though feisty, was just far too flat. The graphics are all old hat, as are the time-shifting themes and action scenes. There is plenty of gun totin', but nothing at all innovative. This was entertaining and escapist stuff first time around in 1999, but at 2½ hours this is slow and repetitive with some seriously wilting dialogue and the real time/their time narrative just bored me. It certainly looks good on a big screen, I fear what little it does have will not work at all on the television, but otherwise - sorry, this is poor.

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