Think about “The Matrix,” and an existential crisis kicks in. How do you know you’re not dreaming right now? Maybe this blog is not real, and by the time you reach the second paragraph, the words start to melt down, and you suddenly find yourself standing in the middle of a massive crowd.
What are you doing there? Where are you? And who is the stranger staring at you from across the street? You look up, and there are neon green light patterns amidst the jet-black sky; turning your head back down, you think to yourself, wasn’t it a sunny day just five seconds ago?
A little too crazy to imagine all this? Well, that’s what the Matrix did to me, or are we already in the Matrix? Connected to machines using human energy to run the simulation? Are you as smart enough as Neo to uncover the truth?
The Wachowskis sisters, who wrote and directed the 1999 film, brain-bashed millions of minds around the globe at the same time. And it still continues to do the same, even after almost 22 years! The movie’s videography is as good as any movie produced in these times.
If you hit the right spots, any Hollywood sci-fi movie would do well at the box office. But this is beyond sci-fi; it shakes your perception of reality and compels you to think about different possibilities and dimensions. The Matrix was such a huge success that it made $460 million worldwide. This led to two sequels being released in 2003; The Matrix Reloaded, making $742 million, and The Matrix Revolutions, making $427.3 million. Both were written and directed by the Wachowskis.
The Matrix Resurrections Trailer
After 18 years, the pack is back with a fourth film, The Matrix Resurrections, scheduled to be released on December 22, 2021, in theatres and HBO Max. Here’s the official trailer:
Despite Lily Wachowski not taking part in directing or writing the film this time, Lana alone has managed to sustain the wow factor and has created yet another masterpiece that will make fans run to the cinema like lunatics.
Matrix 4 Official Sound Track
Love the Matrix 4 soundtrack “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane? You can listen and download it from here!
“The Matrix Resurrections” – What to Expect?
After watching the trailer, what comes as a great relief is that we can spot the lifelines of the franchise, Carrie-Anne Moss and, of course, Keanu Reeves. Without Neo and Trinity, the film would feel like a cheap cup of decaf coffee.
“I never thought that it would happen. It was never on my radar at all. When it was brought to me in the way that it was brought to me, with incredible depth and all of the integrity and artistry that you could imagine, I was like, ‘This is a gift.’ It was just very exciting.”
Reeves also mentioned why he is doing the film despite having other projects at hand,
“Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me. That’s the only reason to do it. To work with her again is just amazing. It’s been really special, and the story has, I think, some meaningful things to say, and that we can take some nourishment from.”
However, as per our research, it’s quite shocking that Laurence Fishburne, who played Morpheus and was the heart of the film, will not be a part of this fourth installment. He was never invited for it, and he doesn’t know why. He stated to Collider,
“It would make sense that people would ask me that, so it doesn’t get old. I am not in the next ‘Matrix’ movie, and you’d have to ask Lana Wachowski why, because I don’t have an answer for that.”
I’m excited for Matrix 4.
I’ve been thinking about people’s sequel hate. I’m convinced it’s where Neo meets the Architect.
Neo’s the hero/saviour, told he’s a product of a system. Lana W stated Reloaded was inspired by postmodern thinkers. pic.twitter.com/eNivfLx03O
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The film would never even be near to the success it has received throughout the years if it wasn’t for Lana Wachowski. The creative juices in the mind of the celebrated writer and director are exactly the reason why and how something like The Matrix came to life. Think about having so much foresight and imagination more than 20 years ago; it’s simply astounding.
Lana stated about the film when The Matrix 4” was confirmed by Warner Bros,
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
Even Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich at Warner Bros. mentioned his delight in having Lana on the project and praised her, saying,
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana. Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
Which Cast Members Are Returning?
Returning cast members include industry veterans such as Jada Pinkett-Smith, Daniel Bernhardt, and Lambert Wilson. Pinket-Smith stars as Niobe in the franchise, debuting in “The Matrix Reloaded” and reprising the role in “The Matrix Revolutions.” The character is a gifted pilot and one of Zion’s most revered martial artists.
The Matrix 4: Every Character Returning For Resurrections
Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections is coming and the cast is firmly in place – barring any late surprises – and there are plenty of familiar faces ready to take another red pill. Keanu Reeves is, of course, b… pic.twitter.com/cEGp3lv5C3
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Bernhardt is a martial artist who played Agent Johnson in “The Matrix Reloaded,” but his character did not appear in the third film. Wilson, meanwhile, appeared in both “Matrix” sequels as The Merovingian, also referred to as The Frenchman. The Merovingian is a powerful program in the Matrix that behaves like a mob boss.
Which New Stars will be Joining the Franchise?
The actors new to “The Matrix” franchise and introduced in the upcoming fourth movie include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman, and Christina Ricci. None of their roles have been disclosed by Warner Bros. For Christina Ricci, “The Matrix 4” marks her second Wachowski project following the live-action “Speed Racer” movie.
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“Lana and I did more conversing than we did acting in the audition because she’s building a family,” Emmy winner Abdul-Mateen told IGN about joining the franchise. “No one understands the Matrix except for Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski. You learn to find meaning [in your role], and then you go test it out. If no one says anything, then you just trust that you ended up doing the right thing.”
Trailer Breakdown Easter Eggs– What we think!
Of course, with a film like “The Matrix,” there have to be a lot of easter eggs, you just have to be observant enough, and you’ll discover a lot!
What’s Up with the Duck on Reeves Head?
As soon as the trailer starts, we see Reeves in a very John Wick type of get-up, sitting with his therapist Thomas played by the famous and industry’s favourite, Neil Patrick Harris.
Reeve opens up to him and tells him that he is experiencing dreams that hint at Neo’s past as the major figurehead of a resistance movement at war with the AI behind the Matrix. And of course, as anybody would, Thomas does not believe that the world he lives in is not real and is a simulation.
However, Reeves does realize that there is more to his dreams. He leaves taking the elevator and looks at himself in the reflection of a mirror for a long time. Confused and intrigued, he sits in a bathtub with a yellow plastic duck placed on his head.
Reference to Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a recurring motif in the Matrix universe and appears again in book form in the new three-minute trailer. A rabbit tattoo that alludes to Carroll’s White Rabbit is seen on the arm of another character, played by British-Chinese actress Jessica Henwick.
The backing music, meanwhile, is Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit, a psychedelic 1967 anthem itself inspired by Carroll’s writing and imagery. Neo, of course, chose to take a red pill that, in the words of Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus, let him “stay in Wonderland and [see] how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
Encounter with Trinity
We saw Neo die in 2003, The Matrix Revolutions; the story leaves the audience to wonder whether Reeves is involved in playing an alternative iteration of his real character.
However, Reeves and Moss encounter each other at a coffee shop, where she asks Reeves whether she has met him before. So, it can be concluded that she, too, doesn’t remember anything. It can also be possible that Neo is trying to block out the memories of his past by having the blue pills. As in the original, Neo was offered the blue pill to return back to his normal life.
Reeves Still Remembers Kung Fu
He ends up taking a red pill that seems to unlock the Matrix’s secrets. It also seems to reawaken the martial arts prowess that enables him to strike his new friend so hard it shatters the simulated dojo they’re sparring in.
Abdul-Mateen II’s character seems to have many of Morpheus’s attributes, suggesting he may be a younger version or perhaps the son of Fishburne’s character.
Still an Ace Without Lilly
The original trilogy was directed by Lana & Lily Wachowski. The fourth film is directed and written by Lana alone. Yet having one less person behind the camera doesn’t appear to have impacted the new movie’s explosive mayhem.
Trains, helicopters, motorcycles, and cars are just a few of the modes of transport that are left riddled with bullets or blown to smithereens. If there’s a tall building in the vicinity, meanwhile, you can be certain someone at some point will throw themselves out of it.