Lana Wachoski wrote and directed the “Matrix” trilogy with her sister Lilly, who decided not to return to “The Matrix Resurrections”.
Even with Lana’s return, the new film brings a completely different environment and failed to save audiences’ enthusiasm like in previous films.
Perhaps because Lana had little creative freedom to construct the narrative, as the film would be shot with or without her.
The information was revealed by producer James McTeigue, who also worked on the original trilogy.
During an interview with Collider, he said that “The Matrix Resurrections” was already in development when they decided to invite Lana back to directing.
“See. I think when you have a franchise with so much earning potential, it’s always about doing more. It’s the same way the Marvel Universe repeats itself and changes every year, you either have Spider-Man, either Iron Man or Thor. There is always the option to update these movies due to the possibility of making money with them.
“Don’t be fooled, because we don’t just think about money. We decided to do this only because there was an idea worth telling. The idea was there, we just needed the director, when Lana volunteered and said, ‘Look. I’m interested in doing this other movie, ”of course we would pick who started it all.
Remember that the film is already showing in national cinemas.
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On Rotten Tomatoes, the new film opened with 66% approval, out of 77 reviews.
So far, there have been 51 positives and 26 negatives.
The Chicago Sun Times commentary still describes the film as a tribute to the past that does not bring boldness or an innovative plot. On the flip side, The Globe and Mail says 2021 couldn’t have ended better because of the feature film debut.
Thankfully, it looks like the charisma of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss continues to tickle Neo and Trinity and lavish chemistry throughout the plot.
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“Although the epic sci-fi trilogy is rebooted after almost 20 years in a clever way, it cannot maintain the energy or excitement of the original, turning into something tiring and dated. . ” – The Yap Film.
“Matrix Resurrections” struggles with its legacy and puts existential self-awareness into true “Matrix” style. Only this time around, director and co-writer Lana Wachowski got much more personal and sentimental, bringing surprising humor to the mix. – Bloody disgusting.
“’Matrix Resurrections’ could have been a completely cynical attempt to get us to spend money. Or, just as bad, an exercise in arrogance [de Lana Wachowski]. Wow! But she manages to dodge all those bullets. – London Evening Standard.
“As exciting as its arrival may be, ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ recreates many of the ideas from the first film with only an apparent self-awareness as a safeguard against its lack of originality.” – What to watch.
“Matrix Resucrections” shows that there is more than just a flaw in the matrix. This movie gives us the impression that the whole server is down. – News from Detroit.
“‘Matrix Resurrections’ appears to be trying to build on the success of the original trilogy, much like in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, crossing the line between nostalgia and a reboot that will (likely) kick off a whole new series of films – Insider.
“’Matrix Resurrections’ goes back to the full source code that made the original so compelling. And Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are a pair again with a lot of on-screen chemistry. – Web film.
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Criticism | Matrix Resurrections is worth the nostalgia, but it’s a generic blockbuster….
Remember that “Matrix Resurrections” is a continuation of the story set in the first MATRIX movie.
In the plot, Reeves and Moss return as Neo & Trinity cinematic icons in an expansion of their story that ventures into the Matrix and deeper into the Rabbit Hole.
A mind-boggling new adventure with action and epic scale, set in a familiar but even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all it takes to see the truth is to clear your mind .
20 years after the first film, the franchise that helped define pop culture at the turn of the century is back in the continuity and extension of the original film. Matrix remains in tune with the times like a film that has changed our outlook on cinema and reality itself. With its groundbreaking action and visuals, The Matrix helped pave the way for films to come.
In addition to Reeves and Moss, the cast includes Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci and Priyanka Chopra.
“Matrix” was released in 1999 and acclaimed around the world for its pioneering visual effects. The original won four Oscars and grossed $ 463 million worldwide.
Two sequels followed, “The Matrix: Reloaded” and “The Matrix: Revolutions”, both of which hit theaters in 2003.
In total, the trilogy raised $ 1.6 billion for Warner Bros. Pictures.
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