What happened in ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer?

Review for The Matrix Resurrections starring Keanu Reeves

The Matrix Resurrections is the fourth movie by Lana Wachowski, following on from the blockbuster hit The Matrix Revolutions.

Warner Bros released a second trailer recently and announced that tickets went on sale on December 6. It’s almost time to find out what is real and to return to the Matrix!

What happened in the trailer?

Neo appears to be crossing multiple Simulation versions of the Matrix throughout the trailer.

Keanu Reeves’ Neo/Thomas Anderson is meeting many characters from previous Matrix movies whom do not have the same form.

Jonathan Groff is seen as acting out the same lines as Agent Smith, alongside a comparison of Hugo Weaving’s original character saying “Billions of people just living out their lives… oblivious!” The rain scenes are also repeated from The Matrix Revolutions as Groff’s version shouts “MR. ANDERSON!”.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is playing a variation of Morpheus, as he mentions “We can’t see it, but we’re trapped inside these strange repeating loops”.

The machines have tried to brainwash Neo within the Matrix for a while, however, during this point seems to acknowledge that the matrix isn’t the real world, as Morpheus says “They taught you good, made you believe their world was all you deserved. But some part of you knew that was a lie. Some part of you remembered what was real.”

This Morpheus later demands from Neo that “This is the moment to show us, what is real?”

Multiple action sequences are happening throughout; the motorcycle chase, escaping Agents. Classic bullet dodging, repelling, walking along the walls. The training room sequence is back with a different version of Morpheus. Groff’s character battling it out with Neo.

Sati, the little girl from the train station (now grown up, played by Priyanka Chopra) is back to help guide Neo, also involving The White Rabit scenario. “The Most importan choice in Neo’s life… is not his to make.” This is the pressure Neo was confronted with in the first Matrix movie, when Morpheus had already claimed as The One who would save everyone; meaning that his destiny was already chosen for him.

Jessica Henwick’s character Bugs, has the White Rabbit tattoo as Neo follows her in an escape from Agents on a train. Bugs’ line ” So Deja Vu, and yet it’s obviously all wrong. Maybe this isn’t the story we think it is!”

The trailer is very self- referential… Meta; showing many scenes from the previous movies of Trinity and Neo. Especially when Neo walks into a theatre and his younger version is seen on a cinema screen showing the very first The Matrix movie; the blue and red pill scene.

Neo is remembering what has happened to him from his ‘past lives’ and also mentions that “She [Trinity] believed in me. It’s my turn to believe in her.”

Neo and Trinity are seen back in those pods that the machines grow humans in and use as energy, they also wake up.

Niobe is back much older “It’s so easy to forget how much noise the Matrix pumps into your head. Something else makes the same kind of noise.. WAR.”

Ultimately the war on the machines is very prevailant in what might be the real world.

Trinity is starting to realize her connection to Neo as she says “Part of me feels like I’ve been waiting my whole life for you” and “I saw this in a dream.” Except this wasn’t a dream, it was previous versions of their memories leaking through. “My dream ended here”.

Neo and Trinity are then seen leaping off of a roof; to possiby wake up from The Matrix. After all, previous movies state that if you die in the Matrix, then you die in real life… or do you actually wake up in the real world?

Check out The Matrix Resurrections Trailer 2 here:

How will Neo and Trinity and the rest actually get out of these simulations?

Find out the answers; when The Matrix Resurrections movie releases on December 22, 2021 and the same day on HBO Max in selected countries. Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Steven Soper
Steven Soper

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