The Matrix Resurrections Reviews Are In And It’s Being Called A ‘Worthy Sequel’
Official reviews have finally come in for The Matrix Resurrections and it seems like it really stacks up against the original trilogy.
There has been a lot of hype around the fourth instalment to the incredible mind-bending franchise as well as a lot of skepticism about how it will fit in to the narrative.
Despite the third film being released nearly 20 years ago, it looks like Lana Wachowski has found a brilliant way to bring the story into 2021 and she even gets a bit meta with the sequel.
Amelia Berry from Flicks.co.nz wrote: "A wildly literal commentary on sequels, reboots, and on a deeper level, the way radical politics can be repackaged, commodified, and reduced to another tool of pacification."
Flick Fan Nation's Austin Burke said: "This movie almost requires a second watch because of the complexity. There are so many unexpected elements at play. While the story is somewhat messy, there are some fascinating moments."
ComicBook.com's Jamie Jirak added: "While The Matrix Resurrections isn't perfect by any means, it's a definite step up from the previous two sequels and more worthy of the Matrix name. The film is packed with great performances, extensive nostalgia, and satisfying action."
Other critics have called it 'pretty great', 'frequently weird as hell' and 'a suitable grand finale to the original trilogy'.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss have teamed up again to become Neo and Trinity for this sequel and, according to the reviewers, the movie explains really well how these two stars can possibly be alive.
They appear alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick and Jonathan Groff.
Jada Pinkett Smith has reprised her role as Niobe and Lambert Wilson returns as The Merovingian.
Reeves has promised Resurrections will definitely be a thrill for fans of the film franchise.
Speaking to LADbible last year, he said: "We have a lot of hope and ambition, and we hope that people really enjoy them, and we have an ambition to make some really special films.
"I can tell you that [director] Lana Wachowski is an incredible filmmaker and artist and she's written a wonderful script.
"We're doing our darnedest to make something special, and the same goes for John Wick, we hope that we can create a really satisfying and enjoyable next chapter."
The film will be released in the UK on December 24 and Boxing Day for Australians.