The long awaited trailer for Matrix Resurrections trailer has finally arrived!

Matrix Resurrections trailer

What do we know?

Trailer park

The Matrix Resurrections is an upcoming American Cyberpunk Science Fiction action film produced, co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski. The script was co-written with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. It is the third sequel to The Matrix and the fourth film installment in the Matrix franchise. The film is due to release on December 22, 2021, both in theaters and on HBO Max (the latter for a one-month duration).

What duck?

Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett, Lambert Wilson and Daniel Bernhardt reprise their roles from the previous films. The cast also includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman and Christina Ricci.

Trailer breakdown

John Wick meets The Matrix

The trailer starts with an older Thomas Anderson, aka Neo (who is alive, how?) in a psychiatrist office, doubting his sanity because of the “dream that are not dreams” – which is a rapid image sequence in the trailer and might be flashbacks or flashforwards. What follows is the most perfect music for Matrix ever: “The White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. With so many connections between Alice in Wonderland and Matrix, it is a surprise that the track wasn’t used earlier.

Trinity is back!

Next we have Neo meeting a familiar face, Trinity, played by the brilliant Carrie-Ann Moss (if you haven’t seen her in Netflix Daredevil, you ARE missing a lot). It appears they don’t know each other. Then it’s Neo and the blue pills. A LOT of the blue pills, some surreal imagery and another Alice reference.

Not Laurence Fishburne

Here comes the red pill. And Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who looks and talks like Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus, but isn’t confirmed as that character.

The White Rabbit

This leads to Jessica Henwick, this time with a short blue hair, repeating almost the same thing from the first Matrix: follow the White Rabbit….

After that, the exposition is over and explosions start. A lot of quick cuts of action inside and outside of the Matrix, ending with Jonathan Groff proclaiming: “Back to the Matrix”.

Hopefully, not another Revolutions

And we can’t wait. The Matrix was a pop-culture phenomenon. From live action bullet time, wire-fu and elaborate action setpieces, it changed the movie industry forever. What came after, Reloaded and Revolutions, left a bitter taste in the mouths of many viewers, with an absurd drop in quality, inovation, storytelling… everything.

But now Resurrections is almost here, and we can barely wait!

The film is due to release on December 22, 2021, both in theaters and on HBO Max.


Ivan Majstorovic
Ivan Majstorovic

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