One can only imagine the chatter and comments from people leaving the theater after seeing the new “Matrix Resurrections”. “What did I just see”, “What was that about”, “Does anyone understand the plot of this mess?”, “Why did they make this 4th Matrix movie”, “No wonder Laurence Fishburne did not agree to make this film”, “Way to ruin a franchise”.
Anyone could easily argue that the Matrix movies represent the greatest science fiction idea in the history of movies. Released in 1999, the Matrix was ground breaking in many ways, with the action sequences, bullets that show their trajectory in slow motion. The machine and human world where human’s can plug into a software program and virtually live in an alternate universe, while in the real world they are used as batteries to power the machines. The 2nd and third Matrix movies were both released in 2003 and were solid sequels that should have ended this franchise for good. So why did they make this bad movie, that probably ruined this entire series? A stupid question – Because of the Money..
I have no idea what the plot or the reason for this movie was all about. Even the action scenes were low grade and nowhere near as good as the first 3 movies. You would think for long term profitability the producers would come up with an idea and a script that would not be this bad, just so they could keep the ball rolling a few more times. The whole 2 hour ride made no sense and in the theater I was in, most seats were empty, so word must have gotten out. Finally, trying to replace Laurence Fishburne with another actor that kind of looked like him, was the final bad mistake in this very bad film.
I agree with all the low ratings for this movie and recommend that it should be avoided.