The First Matrix: Resurrections Reactions Are Here

The First Matrix: Resurrections Reactions Are Here
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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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