The Matrix Resurrections is ‘beautiful’ and ‘subversive’

The Matrix Resurrections
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Ahead of the film’s release next month, a few more hints land about The Matrix Resurrections.

Along with searing action scenes and smart storytelling, The Matrix trilogy was always characterised by its willingness to push blockbuster filmmaking into deeply philosophical waters, navigating the kind of head-twisting, reality-inquiring questions  that your average popcorn movie steers well clear of.

Whilst the second and third entries in the trilogy would receive some criticism for the way in which this approach would be executed, we’d like to think that it wouldn’t be a Matrix film unless it skews blockbuster conventions in some shape or form. And according to co-screenwriter, David Mitchell, The Matrix Resurrections will do just that.

According to Mitchell, the movie will ‘subvert’ the blockbuster format, and will do things we won’t expect. As he puts it, “I saw the film in Berlin in September. It’s really good. I cannot tell you what this film is about, but I could explain what it is not. It’s certainly not yet one more sequel, but something autonomous that contains however the three Matrix [films] that preceded in a really ingenious way. It’s a very beautiful and weird creation. It also achieved a couple of things that we do not see in action films, meaning it subverts the rules of blockbusters”.

We’re certainly intrigued to see if the new film can repeat the same magic trick that the first Matrix movie achieved when it wowed audiences back in 1999. We’re also very curious as to what Mitchell’s comments about how the film is ‘autonomous that contains however the three Matrix [films] that preceded in a really ingenious way’. What that could mean, we really aren’t sure. Still,  it sounds clever, and from The Matrix films, we’d expect nothing less.

The film is set to hit cinemas on 22nd December, so not long to go…

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