Soundtracked to Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit, the first thrilling full trailer for The Matrix Resurrections has just dropped—and it’s so very hype-inducing, you might need to pop a blue pill just to calm down.
You’ve got questions, and internet commenters have been spewing out opinions ever since the trailer premiered. So here’s a guide to what fans are saying, and what we might expect from the fourth mystical, binary-breaking Matrix movie.
1. So…does it look good?
Wow. Yeah, the #Matrix 4 trailer absolutely rules.
When you try to mentally envisage the Wachowski sisters’ existing Matrix films, a certain colour palette probably washes into your memory: a distinctly millennium-era, digital shade of green, with slick black leather accents for contrast. Fans are surprised and excited that The Matrix Resurrections has gone with a brighter, less monochrome aesthetic, bringing in a bold new primary look.
the richness of color, the deliberate and evocative framing, and from what we can see so far, action scenes that feel very physical. the matrix is imo the ideal philosophical action movie, and it feels incredible to see it return.
We loved seeing Neo and Trinity once again—even if they seemingly remember nothing about each other—but Laurence Fishburne’s mentor Morpheus and the evil Agent Smith, played so slimily by Hugo Weaving, are nowhere to be seen in the film’s official cast.
I’ve got such unfounded and unsupported faith that Fishburne is still going to show up and honestly that is pretty Morpheus of me
Early conversation around The Matrix Resurrections has already resulted in some juicy fan theories. Could the fourth movie’s original characters be reincarnated/reprogrammed versions of Trinity, Neo, Agent Smith? Both Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathon Groff appear as sinister, talky suits, giving strong Agent Smith vibes…
Yeah. Maybe all it takes to break the internet and face the modern world through the subversive lens of The Matrix, is a universally beloved star balancing a plastic duck on his head. But how will The Matrix Resurrections adapt to 2021’s even more complex, insidious symbiosis of man and tech?
Looks like #TheMatrix4 could get extremely meta, which has a lot of upside and a whole lot of downsides. Either way, #TheMatrixResurrections is going to be a big beautiful mess.
If it's good, great! If it's bad, at least it'll be wholly unique and unlike any other recent movie. https://t.co/LG0OO7fyFA
The answer is: with style. Uploaded to cinemas here on January 1, 2022, The Matrix Resurrections now has an even huger mountain of hype to overcome, but we’ve got faith that Lana Wachowski, directing solo for the first time, will kill it.