THE MATRIX RESSURECTIONS (2021)
Sequel takes place many years later With Neo (Keanu Reeves) being a video game creator most famous for his Matrix game trilogy. When his company demands a Matrix 4, Neo starts to have memory flashes of his time in The Matrix and soon he finds himself back inside and meeting some old friends…and enemies.
Sequel is directed by Lana Wachowski from her script with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Harmon and is simply a terrible movie. It’s a mess of flashbacks and new scenes that is trying to not only recreate past magic—at least where the first film is concerned—but at the same time also wants to be so meta and clever and failing at both. It comes across as a bad fan film and one that looks cheap and rushed at that. Add to all that, that Keanu Reeves and Carrie Moss seem to be sleepwalking through this nonsense and that they recast the classic roles of Agent Smith and Morpheus with boring actors, and you have a flick that is far worse than the last two sequels…and they were pretty bad. A simply awful return to a once classic franchise.