The fourth and possibly final installment of the Matrix saga is released tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, on the HBO Max platform, after a premiere that brought with it a poor review from the film critics.
The truth is that the previous film, Matrix Revolutions, released in 2003 was going to be the end of the saga, or, well, that was the intention of the Wachowski sisters, directors and writers of the entire saga. However, nowadays it is becoming fashionable to rescue old hits and bring them to the big screen. It has already happened with Ghostbusters, Batman and even James Bond, and now it is the turn of Matrix.
In fact, inside the film itself it is insinuated that this fourth movie was more an obligation than a desire on the part of creators, so this time we find that it is only Lana Wachowski who directs and scripts this film.
Despite the harsh criticism it received, Matrix fans have been able to see beyond the reboot and have been able to decode the message of a film as complicated as Matrix Revolution has turned out to be.
Matrix stood out in the past for being one of the pioneering films of science fiction, making a use of photography and special effects that has served as inspiration for the following film productions of the same genre. This is something they wanted to highlight in Matrix Resurrection, when in several scenes there are images, objects and scenes totally identical to the first film of the saga.
The whole film is built around the idea of the memory of the first installment, thus trying to give a definitive closure to the story after putting together all the elements that have composed it over time. In addition, within the fictional climate full of combat scenes, this new installment also gives a space for the love story between Neo and Trinity. This is something relatively new compared to previous films because delve into this relationship in a way that had not been shown before.
In short, Matrix Resurrection is a challenge for lovers of the seventh art in more ways than one. The aesthetics of the film has a more critical sense about the path that is taking the current cinema but the argument focuses more on remembering why the first Matrix film was, is and always will be a reference in film culture.