Why does ‘Matrix Resurrections’ generate such diverse opinions? Why has it been liked and why is it hated?

The fourth installment in the Wachowski saga has generated visceral reactions: either you love it or you can’t stand it. What side are you on?

Barely a week has passed since the premiere of Matrix Resurrections and that’s it has been placed in the group of those movies that you love or hate, with no middle ground. It usually happens with the Wachowski cinema. Either you enter fully into its universe or you leave it scared. The new film of the science fiction saga is a curious experiment that results in a tribute to the franchise itself and, although it has convinced many, there are those who do not see with good eyes what they propose.

Without revealing too much about the plot, we tell you a little about what it is about Matrix Resurrections. Two decades after the events of Matrix Revolutions, we meet a Neo who no longer lives in the Matrix. Now he is simply Thomas A. Anderson, a middle-aged man who has become an eminence in the world of video games. His ability to discern what is real and what is not begins to fail and his therapist prescribes blue pills to prevent the panic attacks that this situation produces. One day Anderson will have to decide, once again, whether to follow the white rabbit again.

For Alejandro G. Calvo, ‘publisher’ and critic of SensaCine, the film is more than just a new installment in the saga. The new film functions as an altar to extol the original Matrix and results in a strange fusion between Matrix, the 1999 film that started it all, and the fourth installment. “In general I am quite in favor of the film, but it is true that I was stupefied by what I was seeing. At all levels. I was enjoying it, but I was also hallucinating and wondering ‘what’s going on here?’ It is a strange sensation that ends up getting along at certain times “, says G. Calvo.

And the rest of the critics and viewers, what do you think? We analyze why it has generated such diverse opinions and we review both what its defenders liked and what its detractors hate.

Those who defend ‘Matrix Resurrections’

The film has an average of 6 out of 10 on various rating websites, which is not bad for such a polarized film. In fact, there are many more who give it the pass, although there are a significant number of people who rate it with the worst grade. In any case, those in his favor defend his revolutionary way of returning to the same franchise and his capacity for reinvention.

Lillian Crawford, de Little White Lies, notes that the new installment is in the same tone as the rest of the franchise: “The Wachowskis were pioneers in the modern cinema that we know and love. It fits that the Matrix has returned to resurrect it.” The same as Noëlle D. Lilley for Chicago Reader:Matrix Resurrections it’s a breath of fresh air in an age where reboots cost a dime a dozen. “. That is Matrix 4 It is not just a ‘revival’ of the saga, it is much more.

This installment comes at the right moment, according to several critics, starting with Alejandro G. Calvo, who assures the following: “In terms of how crazy it seemed to me, I think it makes a lot of sense in these times.” It is also believed by K. Austin Collins in his criticism for Rolling Stone: “It’s a movie that could only have come with more than twenty years of hindsight and insight. It moved me, it impressed me – much more than I expected. The emotional engineering of Matrix Resurrections he is demanding and enthusiastic. “

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Those who hate ‘Matrix Resurrections’

The experiment that Lana Wachowski has carried out has generated rejection among a part of the public. The filmmaker, along with her inseparable sister, has always been known for pushing the limits of cinematography. Did it with Matrix, it worked out well. Tried again with The cloud atlas, which had a lukewarm reception. With Matrix 4 He makes some fall in love again and alienate others, but the important thing is that he has done what she believed his story needed.

The general criticism is that it is a messy tape. Many have not understood the narrative mode and some describe it as a “dump” of elements. Nor has he liked at all how Wachowski has paid tribute to his own franchise. This aspect is also very present in the bad evaluations.

Joe Morgenstern, critic of the Wall Street Journal, writes that it is more of the same and is not enjoyed at all. “It’s a recycling dump of murky effects, nonchalant action and a madly messy and relentlessly repetitive narrative. It’s groundhog day in cyberpunk, “he opines. Disorder also appears in Randy Shulman’s review for Metro Weekly: “The photograph resembles a warm and inviting pastry commercial, and the action is downright messy. A clumsy clutter of over-editing and half-banging“.

Users who have left a negative note on the portal Rotten Tomatoes they agree with the critics, but they express it more openly and without half measures. “The plot of the movie makes no sense, it was just the characters talking trying to explain what was happening and recreating scenes from past movies without any real connection. It’s pretty boring and not worth the movie ticket. Horrible movie“, shares a user of the platform.

Another user of the same website once again points out that he has not found the meaning in his narrative and believes that it is ‘boring’. “It is not a movie of Matrix, is a collection of internet memes and old clips from previous movies. The action scenes were boring and didn’t have any sense of importance. Lana should have let someone else try to make a decent sequel to Matrix because it seems obvious that the Wachowskis have been out of the game for 20 years, “he writes.

‘Matrix Resurrections’: Why doesn’t Laurence Fishburne play Morpheus?

Very different opinions for the same movie. It will have to be each viewer who decides if she is in the group of those who love her or the opposite. Matrix Resurrections is available in Spanish cinemas, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss carrying the brunt of the performance once again. Morpheus, on the other hand, is played by Yahya Abdul Mateen II instead of Laurence Fishburne.

In addition to Reeves and Moss, returning names include Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson) and Lambert Wilson (Merovingian). In addition to them, Neil Patrick Harris plays the protagonist’s therapist and Jonathan Groff takes on the role of Agent Smith – played by Hugo Weaving in previous installments.

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