The Matrix Resurrections: Hit or Miss?

The Matrix series is a fairly unforgettable series that has found its way back to our theaters. Actors such as Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith all find themselves back into this (possibly) last movie of the series as The Matrix producer, James McTeigue, hasn’t set a goal of a sequel or furthering of the series. To see and understand the true reviews of The Matrix: Resurrections, I interviewed Mrs. Houvouras, as well as pulled information from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and my own personal review.

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This two-and-a-half hour-long movie makes for a long sit-through, and the movies ratings were very across the board. Rotten Tomatoes, a credible movie rating source deemed this movie a 63% on its Tomatometer. IMDb, another movie rating source, gave this part of the series a 5.7/10. As for personal ratings, Mrs. Houvouras gave it a 6/10, with a large part of her reasoning being the repetitiveness of the film as there’s not much nuance to it anymore. She states that “it’s played out” and “we’ve seen so much of it before” so there isn’t much to expect at this point. The nostalgia factor is something she did enjoy, and the love story had a part in that as well, but the movie overall may have not given everything it was intended to.

When it came to my personal experience with the film, I already had a hard time sitting through a movie for that long. When a movie is slow-burning, it’s even harder, and that’s exactly what this movie was. It took some time to work up to the true meaning behind this movie: love. Yes, of course, there were cool CGI effects and fighting scenes, but none of that was really new…it’s The Matrix. The love story was probably one of the best parts of the movie, as Neo (or Mr. Anderson) was constantly fighting for his one true love, Trinity. I would’ve given this movie a 5/10, mainly for its repetition, slow-burning aspects, and a little bit of a boring factor.

So was The Matrix: Resurrections worth all of the money, time, and effort? It depends on how invested you are in the series and the actors. As usual, the actors did execute their characters well, but it’s probably best that this is the last part of the series.