<Review by: Sailesh Ghelani>

Directed by Lana Wachowski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Jada Pinkett Smith, Priyanka Chopra Jonas

I rewatched the first two films in The Matrix Trilogy (Amazon Prime didn’t have the third!) to catch up on the complicated world but even that didn’t really help with this convoluted crap.

The original films were super cool to watch if a bit over-the-top. They intellectualised and philosophised the real world and the virtual perfectly making us a think a bit while engaging us with some of the most brilliant CGI wizardry and sl0-mo we’d ever seen. Matrix Resurrections rehashes action and familiar scenes with absolutely no finesse or wonderment. It’s long, boring and goes nowhere.

Keanu Reeves and his patented facial expression

I won’t even endeavour to tell you the story here because it make no sense. They even make fun of the fact that they’re doing a sequel in the film itself. But that is not amusing to the paying audience. It’s like the joke’s on us!

Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu repeat the same scene several times

Keanu is his usual self and gets to put his hands up to stop the incoming bullets several times in the film. Carrie-Anne Moss is just as boring as she was in the originals if not more so. She clearly did this just for the money. Very little chemistry between the two of them. The new Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is like a joker but at least he’s fun. Everyone knows Neil Patrick Harris will be the bad guy. Priyanka Chopra’s monotonous monologue scene is perfect for a snooze.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is no Lawrence Fishburne

This was definitely an opportunity wasted. Or maybe they shouldn’t have touched the trilogy. Spider-Man: No Way Home has done nostalgia infinitely better.


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