The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections

A friend told me it would be goofy and earnest and it is definitely that. The first half was my favorite part: a series explicitly grappling with its own cultural legacy and how it’s been warped in ways the creators didn’t intend. Most of the nostalgic beats throughout the movie are laden with sadness, instead of your typical blockbuster fan-service pandering.

I miss the way the action was shot/edited from the original trilogy—if those movies’ fight scenes sometimes felt too close to choreographed dance, this one is messier, harder to track what’s happening to the characters in the frame.

I also missed Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving but the new cast members do really well, and I caught one really fun cameo from a Wachowski vet.

Wanted to rewatch it right away, as well as the very first one.

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