The Matrix Resurrections he has revealed its first trailer, and if we can draw an important conclusion, it is that the fourth installment of the saga it will remind us – and a lot – to the original.
Released today, the new trailer introduces us to an older Neo (Keanu Reeves), apparently affected by amnesia, who lives on a “diet” of nightmares and blue pills. He meets Trinity, played by Carrie-Anne Moss, who recognizes it halfas well as what appears to be a younger version of Morpheus, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. And of course there are a lot of bullets, martial arts, and ballet. You can see the video below.
The most notable thing about the advance is the number of references, large and small, to the first Matrix movie in particular. Aside from the red and blue pill motif, we see tattoos of white rabbits, liquid mirrors, black cats, bullets stopping in place and what appears to be a fight between Reeves and Abdul-Mateen taking place in the training program where Neo and Morpheus originally trained.
Even the way Abdul-Mateen’s character casually fire two submachine guns in separate directions it goes back to Neo doing the same in the mythical original fight scene in the lobby.
Perhaps it is no wonder that, after so long, the last Matrix invoked the memory of the first. Two decades later, the original 1999 film is spoken of as a classic., but its sequels, Reloaded and Revolutions, are less fondly remembered overall. While this it could just be a tactic for the first trailer for the film, invoking nostalgia along with emotion, Resurrections may be taking an approach similar to that of The Force Awakens. That is would deliberately reference the events of the original movie. And the title of this movie also makes that a possibility.
Remember that the movie will come to theaters on December 22, 2021. While we wait, you may be interested to know that they have reverse engineered The Matrix Resurrections page. What good is it? Basically, you can choose what teaser to watch.