Thomas Anderson is a man who struggles daily with his own existence. He has flashes of memories he thinks were never real. Everything changes when he meets the legendary Morpheus and his band of rebels, resulting in a return to The Matrix and a quest to reunite with the love of his life, Trinity.
Lana Wachowski has managed to make something worthwhile where most thought she would fail monumentally.
Even though it lacks the visual grandeur and the spellbinding nature of the original, The Matrix Resurrections has enough to entertain, delight, and give fans a little bit of nostalgia along the way.
The original trilogy are among my all-time greatest films and I wasn't pleased when I heard about a fourth chapter being made.
Like many fans, I formulated a lot of possibilities and theories about the plot and was shocked that none of them was seen here.
The long and short of the story is this; Neo has been brainwashed into thinking that the events of the Matrix never happened and when he stumbles on the truth (yet again), there are new threats waiting and an old flame ready to be rekindled.
I have learned not to be fooled by trailers and I'm glad I decided not to depend on the trailers for this one because they show very little about the plot.
Keanu Reeves is my favourite actor but even I was scared that his return wouldn't be able to save this film from being a huge mess. Though his performance here pales in comparison to the first three movies, I'm happy to say he didn't let me down.
Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity doesn't really kick ass as I expected her to but what her character accomplishes by the third act left me dumbfounded.
I was pumped to see a few cameos and the supporting cast weren't too bad in their respective roles. The stand out for me was Jessica Henwick. I so loved seeing her and couldn't get enough of her character interacting with Neo.
Abdul Yayha-Mateen II as Morpheus was not too remarkable and I missed Laurence Fishburne greatly. Thankfully, there were a lot of distractions to make me forget that.
The plot is ingenious and I commend the director for her efforts; a lot of questions are answered by the end of the film but there are still some unsolved riddles as well.
One of the main things I looked forward to the most was the action. While it is as good as I wanted it to be in some ways, there was never anything that was groundbreaking about any of the sequences.
Those hoping to see Reeves do those amazing things he did as Neo (flying and the rest) will have to be patient and understanding as not everything will play out the way they want.
In all, The Matrix Resurrections won me over because it is actually a love story masquerading as an action sci-fi.
The chemistry between Reeves and Moss was great to see and I look forward to further exploration of this new chapter with endless possibilities.