The First Matrix: Resurrections Reactions Are Here


The fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise won’t arrive until next week, but critics have gotten to see Resurrections and started sharing their early reactions. If you’re a fan, there’s some extremely good news — they (mostly) loved the film, and how it cleverly both recontextualizes and builds upon the original trilogy while metatextually examining its own existence as a sequel made 18 years after the last movie. They especially praised the romance between Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), as well as new stars Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jonathan Groff. And just about everyone agrees that the Lana Wachowski-directed film is superior to both The Matrix: Reloaded and Revolutions, thank goodness.

Those who were critical of the film found the lack of stakes — or rather, the low stakes — of the movie frustrating and some had other qualms, but again, those opinions were few and far between. You, of course, can make your own judgment when The Matrix: Resurrections premieres in theatres and comes to HBO Max on December 22. For now, here is a collection of those early reactions, starting with Gizmodo’s own Germain Lussier:

Further reading:

The Matrix: Resurrections’ Mysterious Plot Points Teased by New Featurette

Breaking Down The Matrix: Resurrections’ Head Trip of a First Trailer

That The Matrix Even Exists Is a Miracle

The Matrix: Reloaded Has Always Been Divisive and It Absolutely Should Be

The Matrix: Revolutions Kind of Made Me Less Excited for Resurrections

The Matrix: Resurrections Will Demand You Look Deeper

The Matrix: Resurrections’ New Trailer Delivers Some Trippy Deja Vú

How The Matrix: Resurrections Could Be Shaped By Video Game Lore

Newest The Matrix: Resurrections Clip Answers Part of the Morpheus Question

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