The fourth film in The Matrix franchise, The Matrix Resurrections seems like it’s primed to be a sequel to the three films that came before it, but it turns out that might not exactly be the case. According to ComicBook.com, the film’s co-writer David Mitchell says the film isn’t exactly a sequel in a traditional sense, though it manages to also contain the films that came before it. Mitchell made the claim in an interview with To Vima , asserting that The Matrix Resurrections is “a very beautiful and weird creation.”
“I saw the film in Berlin in September,” Mitchell said. “It’s really good. I cannot tell you what the film is about, but I could explain what it is not. It’s certainly not yet one more sequel, but something autonomous that contains however the three Matrix that preceded in a really ingenious way. It’s a very beautiful and weird creation. It also achieves a couple of things that we do not see in action films, meaning it subverts the rules of blockbusters.”
Mitchell’s comments are interesting. While not many details of the film have been revealed, but as fans of The Matrix franchise will recall, both Neo and Trinity were killed and the matrix rebooted in The Matrix Revolutions, though the Oracle said that she thought they would see Neo again. The Matrix Resurrections not being a conventional sequel seems like it would fit into that.
The filmmakers broke ground using the “bullet-time” visual style which wowed many. In addition, as the world was embracing the internet at the time, The Matrix tapped into and played on the virtual realities we now consume much of our time with, business and lifestyle wise.
In the original 1999 movie, Neo (Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question — What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.
The Matrix Resurrections may also be a bit different from the previous films in the franchise for other reasons as well. Star Keanu Reeves has previously hinted that the new film in the franchise is just as much a love story as it is anything else. We’ll probably understand this better when The Matrix Resurrections lands in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd.
Could this film theory be on to something?