The Matrix: Resurrections Review- The fourth installment takes us to events of the previous films, which is almost exactly how long it took for this sequel to be released. Neo (Keanu Reeves) seems leading a very ordinary life in San Francisco as Thomas Anderson, a virtuoso game programmer whose most popular and award-winning project to date is very surprising, The Matrix. His constant visits to his therapist (Neil Patrick Harris), who prescribes him suspicious blue pills when he confesses to having strange visions and dreams, as well as the strange desire to try jumping off buildings to see if he can fly, indicate that he’s going through some shit on a personal level.
Neo is also charmed by a woman (Carrie-Anne Moss) who frequents the coffee shop near his workplace, but he has yet to get the courage to approach her. When Anderson’s business partner Smith (Jonathan Groff) approaches him about the high demand for a new Matrix game, it sends Neo into a spiral of ennui and creative listlessness, which is abruptly broken when he’s approached by two strangers, the blue-haired Bugs (Jessica Henwick) and a man claiming to be Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
The Matrix: Resurrections fall short with the actions. The sequel continues to stress all of the ways in which the Matrix defies physics, resulting in a slew of stunning images, but it veers away from the wire-fu and wide camera angles that marked the original film at several moments. As a result, several passages have a lot of frantic and close-up perspectives, making the action difficult to follow. It’s a small issue in the overall story delivery, but there is one case when relying on nostalgia rather than trying to present something so different in terms of camerawork might have benefited the sequel better.
The Matrix: Resurrections cast includes Keanu Reeves as Thomas Anderson / Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss as Tiffany / Trinity, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus, Jessica Henwick as Bugs, Jonathan Groff as Smith, Neil Patrick Harris as The Analyst, Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Sati, Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, Eréndira Ibarra as Lexy, Max Riemelt as Shepherd, Brian J. Smith as Berg and Toby Onwumere as Sequoia.