‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Is Here: Here’s What You Need to Know

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Is Here: Here's What You Need to Know
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix Resurrections [Credit: Murray Close]

The long-awaited hour finally arrived. December 22 saw the premiere of the latest installment of The Matrix Franchise on HBO Max and in theaters after 18 years – it’s indeed a resurrection.

While the movie is available for streaming and download on various avenues, the few who have already watched the movie have given it a 76% for audience rating as per Rotten Tomatoes. With more time the movie is expected to be watched and have the final ratings to judge the much-anticipated movie if it has lived up to the fan’s expectations.

However, before watching The Matrix Resurrections, I suggest you rewatch the original three again on HBO Max so that you get the most out of this one.

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For the fourth installment, original cast members Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) reprise their Matrix roles and are joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, and Jonathan Groff. However, both Hugo Weaving and Laurence Fishburne are missing in action.

Set 20 years after the events of Revolutions which came out in 2003 and box officed at 427 million dollars, the franchise finds Neo (Keanu Reeves) living a seemingly ordinary life under his original identity as Thomas A. Anderson in San Francisco, where his therapist prescribes him blue pills. Neither he nor Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) recognize each other. Subsequently, however, Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix.

The iconic sci-fi franchise has been directed by Lana Wachowski, who also directed the original Matrix films and she was joined by David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon in writing the film.

Wachowski produced the film together with Grant Hill and James McTeigue, with Bruce Berman, Jesse Ehrman, Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, and Michael Salven exec producing. Aimee Allegretti, Matt Bilski, and Loranne Turgeon served as associate producers, with  Miki Emmrich, Christopher Fisser, Henning Molfenter, and Carl L. Woebcken co-producing. Warner Bros. co-produced the franchise with Village Roadshow.

Though the writing and visuals received some criticism, the critical response to the film was generally positive.

The Matrix Resurrections has a runtime of approximately 2 hours, 28 minutes and is rated R.

Watch The Matrix Resurrection Official Trailer Below:

Mayende Collins Israel

Contributor, The Postdale Daily

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