The Matrix Resurrections 2021 Movie Review
Matrix fans can look foward to a “beautiful and weird” movie when they sit down to watch The Matrix Resurrections next month, according to one of the film’s writers. Co-writer David Mitchell spoke to Greek newspaper To Vima (via IndieWire) about his reactions to seeing the completed film.
“I cannot tell you what this film is about, but I could explain what it is not,” Mitchell said. “It’s certainly not yet one more sequel, but something autonomous that contains the three Matrix that preceded in a really ingenious way. It’s a very beautiful and weird creation. It also achieved a couple of things that we do not see in action films, meaning it subverts the rules of blockbusters.”
Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas, and he previously worked with The Matrix’s Lana Wachowski on the 2012 film adaptation of the book. The two wrote The Matrix Resurrections alongside Aleksandar Hemon.
The Matrix Resurrections has already proven its willingness to be weird, as its website was reverse-engineered to let fans watch highly specific teaser trailers ahead of the movie’s official reveal. Plus, certain reveals already have us scratching our heads, wondering about Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Morpheus, and how Neo is alive. After the trailer was revealed, our biggest takeaway was that The Matrix 4 seems to be calling back to the original film in multiple ways.
We’re exactly a month out from the movie’s release, as The Matrix 4 will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021. While you wait for the film, you can check out the latest poster for The Matrix Resurrections, which shows Neo and Trinity reuniting.