The Matrix Resurrections

Another 2021 Christmas season film that will leave you shaking your head, mumbling, “Why in the Hell am I here?”

The Matrix Resurrections

To begin with, I was a big fan of the original “Matrix” film released in 1999. However, the new movie directed by Lana Wachowski is a reminder that the film’s unique concept was exhausted by the two sequels, both released in 2003.

Other than an engaging plot focusing on Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) recognizing their love for each other, I found the film confusing beyond words. It didn’t help that the movie lasted a prolonged 2 hours, 28 minutes.

While both our stars were maintained in pods as they lingered near death, they were transported out of the Matrix by the evil Analyst (Neil Patrick Harris). Neo, now known as Thomas Anderson, designed video games while Trinity lived with an apparent husband and two children.

After they had coffee, which served as the best emotional moments in the film, things began to change. A talented cast led by Priyanka Chopra (Sati), Jessica Henwick (Bugs), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Morpheus) and Jonathan Groff (Agent Smith) thankfully distracted your attention from your growing boredom.

Quite honestly, the film made me think that I got up to use the bathroom at a critical moment of the movie, returning to find that I stupidly lost its central meaning. The problem was I never got up!

Let me close with noting one of this movie’s central flaws. Our heroes were repeatedly chased by a large group of law enforcement goons, where thousands of shots were fired. Not only did Neo’s allies never run out of bullets, but they were never, and I mean never, wounded.

Need I say more?