The Matrix Resurrections Is a Video Game Recreation, Not a Sequel to the Matrix

The Matrix Resurrections is an updated version of The Matrix and it is made for the modern audience. It has been 22 years since the first Matrix movie came out.

The Matrix Resurrections not only takes the fans on a nostalgic ride but also surprises them with a theme that’s inclined towards video games. It has been created on a framework that is pre-existing and has footage from the previous films of the franchise.

The Matrix Resurrections: Video Game Recreation?

Directed by Lana Wachowski, The Matrix Resurrection casts Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss. It’s extremely happy news for the fans of Matrix movies to see the legendary pair of Neo and Trinity on screen again.

Although we are going to see Neo and Trinity, in the movie we will get to see “Resurrected” versions of both. These characters have been reimagined, something one expects to happen in video games. The notable characters of Morpheus and Agent Smith, however, have been acted out by the new cast and their characters have also been reimagined.  

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The Matrix Resurrections was one of the most awaited films of the year and as everyone expected, it did receive mixed reactions from everywhere. While some have really enjoyed the fourth installment, to some this video game recreation isn’t just good enough. One thing we all can agree upon is that The Matrix Resurrection is just not as iconic as The Matrix.

The Matrix Resurrection Cast and Story 

Something that will excite the fans is the new and fresh star cast of The Matrix Resurrections. There will be some new faces in the movie namely Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and Yahya Abdul Mateen II.

The Matrix Resurrection opens with a recreated scene from The Matrix and it features the re-enacted Morpheus played by Abdul Mateen and Bugs played by Jessica Henwick watching the fight.

As The Matrix Revolutions ends with Neo managing to bring peace between the machines and humans, this opening scene was something we could have predicted. The story however gets a little bit of a twist as it proceeds. As Neo is introduced to the audience, this new story slowly starts to grab the attention of the viewers.

The Matrix Resurrections
The Matrix Resurrections

In the first movie, Neo was a coder but in The Matrix Resurrection, he plays the role of a videogame designer who has made a game that shows his adventures inside the Matrix reality.

The storyline of The Matrix Resurrection differs from the original story in many other ways too. We will get to see the therapist of Neo played by Neil Patrick Harris and his billionaire boss played by Jonathan Groff having crucial contributions towards helping Neo with memories of the previous Matrix.

Thomas and Trinity do not have any previous memory either and here they are projected just as acquaintances. But just like all the movies in the Matrix series, Matrix Resurrection also revolves around the love story of Neo and Trinity, however in a much deeper manner. 

Does the Matrix Resurrection Live Up to the Expectations?

Resurrection cannot be labeled just like a remake of The Matrix world and its characters Neo and Trinity. While the Analyst has recreated these, it also introduces a “God mode” at the end of the movie. Neo and Trinity get the God Mode and from hackers, they go to the level of developers. 

It does take the viewers through a train of nostalgia when the red and blue pills are presented in front of Neo. In Resurrections, however, Neo knows from beforehand which pill he will be taking as he says “I’m back where I started.

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Throughout the movie, there are flashback scenes from the previous movies. It happens as Neo escapes the simulation and these flashbacks in a way help the views build the connection with the old movies.

While The Matrix Resurrection is an attempt to carry forward the legacy of The Matrix, it merely looks and feels like a video game recreation. Certainly, it fails to live up to the expectations of The Matrix, introducing a whole new cinematic universe when it first came out in 1999. So, will the developers be successful to create a legacy just like all the Matrix movies? We hope this did set a benchmark as expected by audiences.


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