A new trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” is out now, ahead of the launch later this month – and it all looks slightly fantastic, although we (not entirely unexpectedly) are left with more questions than answers.
The occasion is “Matrix Monday”, the first day the cinema tickets are available for pre-order (this also applies in Norway). The fourth film in the series will also be available HBO Max (at least in the US, we have not yet confirmed that this is the case in Norway, and if so when), and Warner Bros. has now given us another sneak peek at how it will all turn out on December 25, 2021, when the film premieres in cinemas.
We hardly need to say it, but “The Matrix Resurrections” seems to be a nostalgia trip of the rare, and a victory for both the cast and the fans. In any case, we are very much looking forward to making a pilgrimage to the cinema. Good job, Mr. Anderson!
What will we see in the latest trailer? Well, we are at least served a lot of new clips that show a lack of respect for gravity, a bunch of superpowers and generally seamless action sequences that you only find in The Matrix series. Here it is also cut at a furiously fast pace, but still it is also revealed a little more about what the plot is about.
And when we say “a little”, we also mean “a little”. Warner Bros. are some real pea hooks here – first, it seems that Jonathan Groff’s character is the reincarnation of Agent Smith, played by Hugo Weaving in the original trilogy.
There are also a number of settings that expose a large-scale meta-aspect in “The Matrix Resurrections”, with dozens of audiovisual references to the previous films. These include images that are blueprints of older scenes, such as when we see Trinity leave Neo in a café, and Groff’s character performs the same dialogue that Agent Smith trumpeted in the first film; or when Neo has to decide whether to take the red or the blue pill.
Of course, there is also a lot new here. Among other things, we get to see several of the new actors in action, such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus and Priyanka Chopra Jones as Sati, and The Matrix ‘new aesthetics (something we also saw a small glimpse of in the first trailer .) It seems that Neo and Trinity have learned some new tricks since last time as well.
As Bugs, in the person of Jessica Henwick, says, “Maybe this is not the story we think it is.” We hope she’s right – in other words, that “The Matrix Resurrections” trailers contain some deception, and that the real revelation will be revealed when the film hits theaters.
“The Matrix Resurrections” is directed by Lana Wachowski and is played by Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jada Pinkett Smith and Neil Patrick Harris.
The film has its cinema premiere on December 25.