Some found the new adventures of Neo breathtaking, others “Meta to nausea”.
A few more days before discovering Matrix 4 in cinemas in France. But a good part of the American and international press has already seen the film. And since yesterday, critics are allowed to share their opinions on social networks, which gives a first trend on how Matrix Resurrections will be received by the press. And, oh surprise, Matrix divides again!
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Some have fallen under the spell, such as this reviewer who believes that Lana Wachowski’s film is “formidable, impressive, mind-boggling and completely in keeping with the legacy of the franchise “.
#TheMatrixResurrections is a terrific, awe-inducing, meta mind-bender completely in line with the franchise’s legacy. Finds an innovative, high-concept way to frame the new story. Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss’ chemistry burns. Jessica Henwick is a revelation! @TheMatrixMovie pic.twitter.com/xRawqiOcuu
– Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) December 17, 2021
Others are much more mixed. Like this American journalist who does not go four ways, affirming that Matrix Resurrections is a “dump of broufe where piles up nearly 2h30 of jerky action scenes reminiscent of the Bourne films “. He also criticizes this Matrix 4 of “reuse too many sequences from previous opus, to the point that it becomes Meta until nausea“.
#TheMatrixResurrections is an almost 2.5-hour exhibition dump with choppy action scenes reminiscent of the Bourne movies. It reuses far too much footage from previous installments and is meta to a fault.
– Jeff Nelson (@SirJeffNelson) December 17, 2021
Summarizing all this in a few lines, this other reviewer nevertheless judges that Matrix Resurrections “is much more fun than the two previous suites “ , even if the film “also gets bogged down in a surplus of exposure … like the previous two. “But at least this Matrix 4 is aware of himself and “fhave a knowing wink at all of this. Newcomers Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff are the key. “
#TheMatrixResurrections is more fun than I remember the sequels ever being. Yes it’s bogged down in exhibition like the previous two, but there’s a knowing wink to it all now. Newcomers Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff are key to that. Oh and the climax ROCKS. pic.twitter.com/2aWXYI7YAi
– Nigel Smith (@nigelmfs) December 17, 2021
“Easily better than the 2 and 3 “, this is more or less the general opinion, like this journalist who saw something resembling the Awakening the Force, the film relaunching Star wars. “A sequel / reboot imbued with nostalgia to (maybe?) Launch a new franchise. In any case, better to review the whole original trilogy before going … “
Saw #TheMatrixResurrections the other week (in IMAX!) and I enjoyed it! Easily better than 2 and 3. It feels like The Force Awakens – a nostalgic sequel / reboot to (maybe?) Kick off a new franchise. Definitely rewatch the entire original trilogy in advance. Full review next week. pic.twitter.com/XHGQtkLcEB
– Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) December 17, 2021
#TheMatrixResurrections is a comedy. The action is disappointing and the new characters are thin. But the metatextual commentary is biting. It wrestles with its own legacy in that JURASSIC WORLD / BAD BOYS 3 / RP1 fashion. I prefer the first three, but this is a wild swing. pic.twitter.com/7i3n5qUvOq
– Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) December 17, 2021
I am deeply happy for those who will enjoy #TheMatrixResurrections. I am, regrettably, not among them. It’s leagues better than Reloaded and Revolutions – which let’s be clear are really not good – but has bad stakes. Nothing matters, and not in a cool nihilistic way. pic.twitter.com/RnbQutdkKR
– Alison Foreman (@alfaforeman) December 17, 2021