Following Thursday’s “The Matrix Resurrections” trailer, there were immediately many questions raised regarding what was going on with the film.
We got a question answered when Yahya Abdul-Mateen II confirmed he was playing Morpheus. But there are still burning questions about how this one works with the other films, especially since at least one scene in the trailer has a copy of the original 1999 film projected onto a wall in the background. .
Is the real world just another matrix? Who knows, but a new Warner Bros. Pictures, which just released, reveals something unexpected, namely that the film seems to erase or ignore the events of “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”. The synopsis says:
“The Matrix Resurrections is a continuation of the story set in the first MATRIX movie. It reunites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo & Trinity cinematic icons in an expansion of their story that ventures into The Matrix and even deeper into the rabbit hole.
A mind-boggling new adventure with action and epic scale, it takes place in a familiar but even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all it takes to see the truth is clear your mind.
Twenty years after the first film, the franchise that helped define pop culture at the turn of the century is back for a continuation and extension of the original film. Matrix remains in tune with the times like a film that has changed our outlook on cinema and reality itself. With its groundbreaking action and visual effects, The Matrix has helped pave the way for the movies to follow. “
The multiple mentions of the first film and the lack of mention of the sequels are notable. However, we’re unlikely to get a straightforward ‘Halloween’ 2018 style approach.
Hopefully all questions will be answered when “The Matrix Resurrections” releases both in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd.