I’m not sure that I was actually anticipating a good movie, given the subpar releases that were Matrix 2 and 3, but I was expecting more than the illogical, convoluted, and often times dull movie that was Matrix Resurrections. There was only one compelling scene in the entire movie. In this movie, Neo is back in the Matrix, resuming his old computer generated life, but this time he’s a software developer who created this incredible, ground breaking game called The Matrix. They are making a new version of the game twenty years later, and one of the team members working on the game said that the first Matrix was so incredibly revolutionary and mind bending. They should never have made the second and third versions of the game, and now the company they work for (Warner Brothers) is going to make a new version of the game, so they might as well take part in it. That basically sums up the real life aspects of this movie. The second and third movies should never have been made, and this last one is basically a poorly crafted money grab.
The action scenes and the special effects are remarkably worse than the original even though the technology of movie making has increased so much in that time. So many aspects of the plot don’t make any sense. Some of these include the whole reinsertion of Neo and Trinity back into the Matrix. They both died in the third movie. Dead is dead. You can’t reanimate a human corpse, even if you are sophisticated, self-aware AI. The humans now work with machines for inexplicable reasons, and are perfectly fine with most of the human raced enslaved in pods. Agent Smith’s role in this movie was never defined. He seemed to do things for the sake of doing things. Oh, and apparently Keanu Reeves deplorable acting skills haven’t shown any signs of improvement over the last couple of decades since the first movie.
Do yourself a favor and skip this movie.