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On Dec. 22, HBOMax released “Matrix: Resurrections,” the fourth movie in the series, featuring the main characters from the original trilogy, such as Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The previous Matrix movie was released in 2003, ending with Neo (Reeves) and Trinity (Moss) attempting to save humanity while inside of the Matrix, resulting in both of their deaths. Continuing from this, the new movie opens with Neo having a successful life as a video game programmer.

Neo, known in the Matrix as Thomas Anderson, has a dream of being “the one” and tries to defeat the Matrix he created. “The Matrix,” the video game, is based on his memories from the dream, making it seem as though the first three movies were just a figment of his imagination.

Throughout the beginning of the movie, Anderson questions his sanity and is constantly in need of therapy sessions and medications represented by a blue pill. Anderson also watches a woman Tiffany, but to the audience it is Trinity from the previous movies.

After a new character was able to find Anderson within the Matrix, Neo’s pod outside the Matrix is found
and is once again brought back into the real world. Neo
realizes that everything from the video game actually happened. Taking his memories and turning it into a video game was a ploy by the Matrix to keep him from escaping again.

With the need to fight old enemies and reignite an old flame, “Matrix: Resurrections” is an action-packed nostalgic film but is only relevant to those who were a fan of the original trilogy.

Rating: 3.5/5