Hugo Weaving Reprises Agent Smith Role From The Matrix For This Ad

It’s been almost 10 years since The Matrix Revolutions, the last film in the Wachowski brothers’ sci-fi trilogy, arrived in cinemas. While it and The Matrix Reloaded, failed to impress as much as the original movie, there was one constant that remained of a high quality — Hugo Weaving’s portrayal of the sentient AI Agent Smith. So, of course, we’re totally fine with him once again donning the glasses and earpiece, even if it’s just for a GE ad.

If you’re hoping for a smorgasbord of special effects (slow-motion rain punching, gravity-defying pole spinning, juicy virtual steaks, etc.), the 1:11-minute long ad will disappoint. On the other hand, if you’re happy to revel in a bit of nostalgia, you won’t mind so much that it’s just an advert for GE’s medical hardware and software.

On an unrelated note: does Hugo Weaving age? I think he must have kept a few Elven genes from his stint as Elrond.


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