Expected in theaters this December 22, “Matrix Resurrections” marks the return of the cult saga carried by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. To refresh your memory, here is where you can find the first 3 opus.
It is a saga that has marked the history of science fiction. Eighteen years after the release of the third part, the Matrix is back on the screens. Directed by Lana Wachowski – without her sister this time – Matrix Resurrections is one of the cinema events of the year 2021. In theaters this December 22, the film marks the return of Neo and Trinity in a 4th chapter which reserves many surprises.
Before discovering this new blockbuster, it is possible to see or review the first 3 chapters of the franchise on the Netflix platform. But why is a catch-up session necessary? First of all, Matrix Resurrections escapes the current trend of soft reboot – these suites which nevertheless remain accessible to a new audience by re-explaining the founding bases of the story. The feature film is a continuation of Matrix Revolutions.
The other reason is the complexity of the mythology. It’s no secret that the universe Lana and Lilly Wachowski invented is rich, cerebral, and filled with hidden metaphors. It’s best to have all the characters and subplots in mind before jumping into the new movie’s narrative.
Finally, it is the opportunity, for fans of the first hour, to review a franchise that has upset the codes of action film and science fiction in cinema. Codes that Matrix Resurrections has fun spilling again. Then there are the novices, for whom the discovery of these films could be the start of a great adventure.
In addition to the trilogy, it is possible to extend the experience with Animatrix, which brings together 9 short films on the universe of the saga, all designed with different animation styles. Unlike the first three Matrix, this film is not available on Netflix, but remains available on VOD and DVD.
In Matrix Resurrections, Keanu Reeves once again lends his features to Thomas Anderson – or Neo – and will have to trust new characters to extract himself from the Matrix and find Trinity, still played by Carrie-Anne Moss. Alongside the original duo, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Christina Ricci complete the cast of this highly anticipated film.