Priyanka Chopra stands out even in a crowded scene in Keanu Reeves-starrer ‘The Matrix Resurrections’. Read the full review here.
There is a reason the 1999 Matrix became a cult classic. Before the advent of the school of consciousness and the philosophy of parallel worlds, Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie Ann Moss) introduced us to a world where artificial intelligence and human beings fight to co-exist. The iconic blue pill and red pill scene remains one of the most poignant moments in cinematic history. There is an entire philosophical narrative surrounding the journey down the rabbit hole and its significance in mankind’s survival. Now, we jump two decades ahead and revisit a franchise that revolutionised filmmaking and action choreography in the cinematic world.
The Matrix Resurrections
The Matrix Resurrections picks up parts and pieces from the previous films (The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions) and tries to fill in large gaping holes in a somewhat wafer-thin plot. Apart from Neo and Trinity, we also get to meet Morpheus (now played by Yahya) and Agent Smith (Jonathan Groff). These are characters that registered for the actors and faces who played them. It does take a while to get used to new faces playing the old characters we loved.
This time around the focus is not so much on the machines vs humans but on Neo Trinity’s simmering love story. We get to see the pods, the long black trench coats, the slow motion bullet dodging scenes – all that reminds us of moments from the previous films, yet there is something amiss.
The Matrix Resurrections may have crossed $100 million at the worldwide box office this weekend. But its been reported that the movie cost $190 million to make. The fourth Matrix film marks the final movie on Warner Bros. 2021 release schedule that saw all of their major films hitting theaters as well as HBO Max.