Not even a full week has passed by since we received an exciting new trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, however with the movie’s premiere simply two weeks away, Warner Bros. is clearly intent on amping up the joy. The corporate launched one other trailer on Monday, and whereas new footage is in brief provide, the whole lot we have seen to this point is lastly put into helpful context.
The first trailer was launched in September and was set to Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” to drive house the pink capsule/blue capsule theme. We noticed Neo in remedy with a smarmy psychiatrist performed by Neil Patrick Harris, and it quickly grew to become clear that we had been in a courageous new Matrix-constructed world. Folks take two blue tablets each day, and everyone seems to be glued to their iPhones and tablets—no matter it takes to maintain the plenty sedated.
Final week’s trailer was aptly titled “Déjà Vu” because it riffed on that key second from the primary Matrix movie when Neo noticed the identical black cat stroll previous a doorway within the Lafayette Resort. We discovered that your complete previous “actuality”—i.e., the occasions of the unique trilogy—had been modified, however not many different particulars had been revealed.
After months of sly hints, we now have a full official premise:
In The Matrix Resurrections, return to a world of two realities: one, on a regular basis life; the opposite, what lies behind it. To seek out out if his actuality is a bodily or psychological assemble, to actually know himself, Mr. Anderson must select to comply with the white rabbit as soon as extra. And if Thomas… Neo… has discovered something, it is that alternative, whereas an phantasm, remains to be the one manner out of—or into—the Matrix. In fact, Neo already is aware of what he has to do. However what he does not but know is the Matrix is stronger, safer and extra harmful than ever earlier than. Déjà vu.
[Keanu] Reeves reprises the twin roles of Thomas Anderson/Neo, the person as soon as saved from the Matrix to turn out to be the savior of humankind, who will as soon as once more have to decide on which path to comply with. [Carrie-Anne] Moss portrays the long-lasting warrior Trinity… or is she Tiffany, a suburban spouse and mom of three with a penchant for superpowered bikes?
Morpheus is performed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, whereas Jessica Henwick performs the hacker Bugs, aka the White Rabbit, who has lengthy idolized the legend of Neo and is on a mission to search out him once more. Jonathan Groff performs Thomas Anderson’s enterprise companion, described as “a slick, assured company sort with insouciant attraction, a disarming smile, and a watch on the underside line—the whole lot Mr. Anderson shouldn’t be.”
Lambert Wilson returns as The Merovingian, a rogue Matrix program along with his personal agenda; Daniel Bernhardt will reprise his function as Agent Johnson; and Jada Pinkett Smith is returning as Niobe. Priyanka Chopra Jonas performs “a younger lady with a knowledge that belies her years and a capability to see the reality, irrespective of how murky the waters.” The solid additionally contains Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman, and Christina Ricci.
“We won’t see it, however we’re all trapped inside these unusual, repeating loops,” we hear in a voiceover as the brand new trailer opens. Thomas and “Tiffany” (aka Trinity) have a short second of recognition in a espresso store, and we get a number of fast scenes from the unique movie interspersed with new takes on those self same scenes—e.g., Hugo Weaving’s unique Agent Smith‘s “billions of individuals simply residing out their lives” line is echoed by Groff’s character. Quickly, Thomas finds himself within the acquainted (to us) digital white area in full silence. He gingerly touches the again of his head to examine for cables and says, “I bear in mind this.”
We see Morpheus displaying Thomas pictures from the fact he’d forgotten on an enormous display in a darkened room. “They taught you good,” he says. “Made you consider their world was all you deserved. However some a part of you knew that was a lie. Some a part of you remembered what was actual.” One other warfare is brewing between people and the Matrix, however there is perhaps a number of surprises in retailer. “It is so déjà vu, and but it is clearly all unsuitable,” Bugs says. “Possibly this is not the story we predict it’s.”
Additionally, plainly Trinity is in hassle. Morpheus tells Thomas that if he needs to see her once more, he must “combat for her.” And combat he does. Everybody fights. Loads. And all of it appears superior. However there are hints that Trinity’s destiny would possibly already be sealed. “I noticed this in a dream,” she tells Neo as they stand on that acquainted rooftop from one other actuality. “My dream ended right here.” We won’t wait to see how that dream performs out for actual.
The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters on December 22, 2021. As at all times, we strongly advocate solely going to see movies in theaters if in case you have been absolutely vaccinated and put on a masks all through the screening.
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