Code, Comic and Film Human // It's impolite to ask a lady her serial number.
There are like three films in this tonal mess. They are squished together and simultaneously pushed to the sidelines to service the ultimate goal of constantly making jokes. Most don't even come close to eliciting laughter, more like constant groans of cringe-induced pain.
I'd be interested in seeing the film about the man who lost his faith with the death of his daughter, the film about Thor trying to find purpose after..well everything, or the film about Jane foster dealing with a terminal illness and befriending Valkyrie. All of them are hinted at here but horrendously integrated into this "gag" festival.
There are glimpses of a really good movie here, but sadly Matrix Resurrections gets lost in a convoluted and unfocused narrative that constantly wants to draw parallels to the first movies in the most egregious ways possible!
If they had scrapped Morpheus, Smith, conflicts with generals, created shorter but more meaningful fight scenes, and most importantly, removed all the footage from the first movies, focused on the remaining characters, and gave it a proper ending, then this could have maybe…
"Shhh. Just be a rock."
A truly heartfelt and moving story about life choices, disappointments, love, and family, wrapped in an extremely creative and funny take on the multiverse with incredible action scenes.
I laughed, and I cried; this film is going to stay with me for a while <3