In 1999, the Wachowski siblings blew our minds with a cyberpunk sci-fi movie series about how our day-to-day lives are a simulation intended to keep us compliant while our robot overlords used us as batteries. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss led the cast through a trilogy of films including the original The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions.
The Warner Bros. films were wildly successful and we all thought the story was over back in 2003, but we always wanted more.
Fast forward to 2021 and here we are with a new reboot, a literal resurrection of the story with the long-awaited fourth installment of the franchise. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles from the original trilogy while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II takes over the role of Morpheus along with an impressive cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Ricci, and Jessica Henwick, just to name a few.
The Matrix Resurrections has already been screened to an elite few and the reactions are being shared all over social media. Here’s what critics are saying:
Emily VanDerWerff from Vox:
David Ehrlich from Indiewire:
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Matt Patches from Polygon
Jeff Nelson from Screen Rant/Cheat Sheet:
YouTuber Dimitri Kraus:
Chris Evangelista from /Film:
Erik Davis from Fandango:
The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22.