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“It’s time to fly,” says a young Morpheus (played by franchise newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) as he offers Neo a red pill.
The long-awaited trailer for the fourth installment of The Matrix has finally been dropped and fans of the original 1999 movie The Matrix might experience it. already seen. In addition to Neo and Morpheus returning to dojo fights and sneaking brun out of cats, characters walk through mirrors, cops transform into Matrix Agents, and Reeves is once again trapped in a simulation as Thomas Anderson.
“Am I crazy?” Anderson asks Neil Patrick Harris, playing the role of Neo’s prescribing blue pill therapist.
“We don’t use that word here,” the Harris character replies.
Carrie-Ann Moss is also back, reprising her role as Trinity Fighting the Machines, who also appears oblivious.
“Have we met?” she asks as the couple meet.
Neo once again finds himself following the White Rabbit with an unnamed newcomer, blue-haired Jessica Henwick.
“If you want the truth, Neo, you’re going to have to follow me.”
The trailer ramps up from there with new high-speed action sequences (on a train instead of a freeway), hallway fight scenes, stopped bullets in the air, and glimpses of human fields linked to pods always harvested for their energy. At one point, Thomas and Trinity find themselves atop a skyscraper, faced with the choice of leaping into the abyss.
The more the characters are aware of this final chapter, the more fiercely the agents of the system fight to stop them. Luckily for fans, much of this fight will involve projectile explosives and all manner of shootouts. Amnesiac or not, Thomas can still stop bullets and deflect launched rockets. Light emanates from him as he makes physical contact with Trinity, suggesting that their connection may be the key to humanity’s escape from the Matrix.
At first glance, the biggest thing against these rebels freeing “the real world” might be Mindhunter star Jonathan Groff, clad in an all-black suit. A tense conversation between him and Thomas suggests his role as the original architect.
“After all these years, to go back to where it all started … in The Matrix.”
The limitless directions this might suggest will certainly be debated until December 22, when Resurrections hits theaters and reveals the path writer and director Lana Wachowski took for the film.
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