The Matrix Resurrections is the fourth episode in the Matrix franchise, which began in 1999 with the first film. This popular science fiction sequel comes nearly 18 years after its two predecessors, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were released.
Lana Wachowski directed and co-wrote the film’s script with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. Grant Hill and James McTeigue join her as producers, and Jesse Ehrman, Terry Needham, Bruce Berman, Michael Salven, and Garrett Grant serve as executive producers. So let’s find out everything there is to know about The Matrix Resurrections’ debut.
When did The Matrix Resurrections premiere, and where did it take place?
On December 18, 2021, Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections had its US debut in San Francisco’s Castro Theater, making it a landmark day for Lana Wachowski. On December 22, 2021, the film will be re-released on select theatres as well as on HBO Max as part of the ad-free tier, and will be accessible for a month on the latter before being deleted.
Who Was Present At The Matrix Resurrections Premiere?
The premiere of the fourth film in the series was a star-studded spectacle, complete with strong security in front of the Castro Theatre and the closure of the street that day.
Keanu Reeves, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith with son Jaden Smith, Jonathan Groff, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, director Lana Wachowski, newcomer Jessica Henwick, Mayor of San Francisco London Breed, and ex-player Hunter Pence with wife Alexis Cozombolidis were among the celebrities in attendance.
The night was finished off with an after-party at Waterbar and Epic Steak, where the celebrities partied hard.
What Has Been People’s Reactions To The Matrix Resurrections?
Many reviewers, authors, journalists, and fans attended the film premiere, along with the mentioned celebrities. Critics had conflicting reviews to the film once it had been seen.
The writer Ethan Alter stated that the film is a true delight to watch that aptly builds the storey where its predecessors- The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions left off and even opened the doors for more storey creation, and Chris Evangelista, the Slash Film’s chief film critic, also praised the film’s overall outlook and characters.
While some, such as film reviewer Jeff Nelson and Mashable’s Alison Foreman, did not like the film and felt that it was not as effective as the original The Matrix and that it was too meta, others, such as film critic Jeff Nelson and Mashable’s Alison Foreman, did. Indiewire’s David Ehrlich, on the other hand, called it the most daring moment in the Hollywood sequel, while Vox’s Emily VanDerWerff predicted that the film will be loved and despised equally.
What is the plot of The Matrix Resurrections?
The film will see the return of Keanu Reeves’ character Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss’ character Trinity, and Jada Pinkett Smith’s character Jada. Newcomers Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Yahya Abdul- Mateen II, Lambert Wilson, Christina Ricci, Daniel Bernhardt, and Jonathan Groff will be joining them this time.
The plot of the film is set nearly two decades after the events of The Matrix Revolutions, and follows Neo as Thomas A. Anderson through his daily life in San Francisco.
His therapist gives him the blue tablets there. He and Trinity are unfamiliar with one other, but his meeting with Morpheus alters his life once more. Mr. Anderson receives the red tablets from Morpheus, which allow him to enter the Matrix universe.