THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS First Reactions Hit Social Media, And They're (Mostly) Very Positive

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS First Reactions Hit Social Media, And They're (Mostly) Very Positive THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS First Reactions Hit Social Media, And They're (Mostly) Very Positive

The social media embargo has lifted on initial reactions to Lana Wachowski's The Matrix Resurrections, and the majority of critics had high praise for the long-awaited sci-fi sequel...

By MarkCassidy - Dec 16, 2021 10:12 PM EST
Filed Under: Matrix

The Matrix Resurrections is set to hit theaters next Wednesday, and while full reviews remain under embargo until the 21st, those who managed to get an early look at the long-awaited sci-fi sequel have now shared their initial reactions to social media.

For the most part, critics seemed to be very happy with Lana Wachowski's film, which comes to us almost two decades after the highly divisive conclusion to the original trilogy, The Matrix Revolutions. The cast, particularly returning stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss along with new faces Jessica Henwick and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, come in for a lot of praise, as do the action sequences and central romance between Neo and Trinity.

Not everyone was won over, however, and a handful of critics felt the movie was too meta for its own good.

Take a look at the Tweets below for yourselves, and be sure to check back for our review next Tuesday.

“The Matrix Resurrections is a continuation of the story established in the first Matrix film… 20 years after the first film, the franchise that helped define pop culture at the turn of the century is back for a continuation and extension of the original movie. A mind-bending new adventure with action and epic scale, it’s set in a familiar yet even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all that’s required to see the truth is to free your mind"

Other franchise returnees include Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson. Also joining the cast will be Andrew Caldwell, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen Hollman, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Christina Ricci, Max Riemelt, and Brian J. Smith.

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MyCoolYoung - 12/16/2021, 10:26 PM
That third review is weird. She likes movies because other people don’t? Contrarian just because? Anyway, sounds cool. I’ll be watching this one on hbo max day 1
McMurdo - 12/17/2021, 9:04 AM
@MyCoolYoung - she’s one of those Rian Johnson nerds
billnye69 - 12/17/2021, 12:12 PM
@MyCoolYoung - I know what she's getting at as a contrarian myself. The more mainstream things become, the more my brain tells me to hate it. It's subconscious.
MyCoolYoung - 12/17/2021, 2:27 PM
@billnye69 - a lot of people have that to a certain degree but we don’t have to give into that impulse. The matrix is also as mainstream as it gets no matter how deep they try and make it
GhostDog - 12/16/2021, 10:27 PM
Critics love calling someone “ a revelation” lol.
Haven’t been feeling any of the trailers. Will watch on MAX
dracula - 12/16/2021, 10:29 PM
Hopefully she learned from JMS during Sense 8 and its better than the 2nd and 3rd movie and some of their later films
Spock0Clock - 12/17/2021, 1:34 AM
@dracula - Sense8's premise was too good to actually make it into a story. I could watch them just living their lives for 10 seasons without ever digging into the evil organizations and pseudo-science explanations of how it's actually happening.

TV needs more unabashed magical realism.
Reeds2Much - 12/16/2021, 10:49 PM
The internet is saying that the movie about the internet taking over is something worth seeing. I'm not falling for that, internet. You're not luring me into a dark room to connect me to your systems like a battery.

Posted from Android Galaxy Tablet.
McMurdo - 12/17/2021, 9:05 AM
@Reeds2Much - 🤣🤣🤣
EZBeast - 12/16/2021, 10:53 PM
Too bad this movie stands no chance at the BO…spiderman is literally going to murder it
MosquitoFarmer - 12/16/2021, 11:43 PM
@TheFireForce - Warner Bros. chose digital release a long time ago. They screwed themselves regardless of Spider-Man to milk it for it’s worth.
VictorAlonzo - 12/16/2021, 11:54 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - I expect they will completly ignore box office for the chance to promote record breaking streams. It's the pregame to the apocalypse. I'm hoping they nail the landing.
EZBeast - 12/17/2021, 12:12 AM
@MosquitoFarmer - honestly while that may hurt it it’s still going against marvel’s poster child. It never stood a chance
MosquitoFarmer - 12/17/2021, 12:36 AM
@TheFireForce - That's partially what I mean. They hastily screwed them self of standing a chance either way. And against Spider-Man?... forget it. Screwed. (But we'll see next week or so.)
McMurdo - 12/17/2021, 9:06 AM
@TheFireForce - ya but Spider-Man is just a movie about a dumb wizard doing a dumb spell so that 2 hours of nostalgia bait can penetrate our insides. At least this film sounds like we have to use our brains here and there
Shivermetimbers - 12/17/2021, 10:57 AM
@McMurdo - Very true. Spiderman was fun, but it's really dumb. Marvel movies have shown their hand as a slight upgrade from the Transformer movies at this point.
Oberlin4Prez - 12/16/2021, 11:23 PM
Im still pumped for this.
MosquitoFarmer - 12/16/2021, 11:41 PM
Regardless of the movie and its quality, some of these reviews make me cringe to read.
Chewtoy - 12/16/2021, 11:53 PM
I know it’s questionable to judge a clip seen out of context, but the one I saw that accompanied a recent Keanu talk show appearance was so incredibly clunky that I was shocked. It seemed almost taken from a SNL parody video.
valmic - 12/17/2021, 12:01 AM
I'm doing Matrix and Spiderman the same day next week. I haven't seen a movie in theaters since birds of Prey.
Neutronbomb - 12/17/2021, 12:10 AM
Nothing I love more than seeing critics blast a movie for having exposition... god forbid a movie actually explain some shit now and then instead of 90 minutes of fight scenes and explosions.
AmazingFILMporg - 12/17/2021, 12:10 AM
Spiderman no way home was incredible
kylo0607 - 12/17/2021, 4:05 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - It truly was.

I was so hyped for The Matrx: Resurrections too (as a hardcore Matrix fan), but after how good Spidey was and reading initial reactions on Reddit from people who've seen it.. I am a bit concerned.

They say it's bland, too meta, not a lot of standout action sequences either (apparently the fight choreography and wire work is considerably weaker than in the previous films) and apparently the film is a comedy (?) with lots of comedic bits in the first act. I also read that it feels more like a fan-film set in the Matrix than a full on lived-in sequel and is more akin to the likes of Cloud Atlas than the previous Matrix films.

I am still hyped to see it, but these initial reactions are a bit worrying.
AmazingFILMporg - 12/17/2021, 9:05 AM
@kylo0607 -


Trying to stay away from being spoiled so I havent read any reactions from matrix but I really hope thats not the case😢👀....
Acidust - 12/17/2021, 11:22 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - after the last 2 Matrix movies I haven’t been hyped for this one. I might still enjoy it though. But right now I’m way more concerned about watching NWH a second time than watching Matrix to be honest.
Twenty23Three - 12/17/2021, 2:53 AM
Little concerned reading that Keanu and Carrie- Ann ‘still’ have amazing chemistry. Considering their completely lack of any chemistry and the love story elements are probably the main reason I hated the sequels. Still hyped for this film though.
globaltravels - 12/18/2021, 1:59 AM
@Twenty23Three - indeed. Take out all the romance crap in Revolutions and it’s actually a decent action movie
bkmeijer2 - 12/17/2021, 3:11 AM
My concern was it was gonna think of the audience as dumb, so reading that it is still ambitious (and with great leads) is enough to get me to watch it. Seems like it'll a good watch
JohnnyTBP - 12/17/2021, 4:23 AM
Watching it on HBO Max. Wings and Chicken Tinders on Friday
GwenLantern - 12/17/2021, 4:36 AM
I'm putting money down that Keanu Reeves is secretly playing Trinity and Carrie Ann Moss is secretly playing Neo.

This is my favorite quote:
"It’s Lana Wachowski’s meditation on why she didn’t want do another Matrix movie…via another Matrix movie."

That's pretty intriguing.
Mugens - 12/17/2021, 6:15 AM
The only critic I rely on is myself. Can't wait to check it out on HBO Max next week.
Nunyabiz - 12/17/2021, 6:41 AM
If I watch it it will be on hbomax. No real desire to see this after the last two turd sequels.
MotherGooseUPus - 12/17/2021, 8:02 AM
I'm not sure how i feel about this. I LOVED the first Matrix when it came out, but the sequels were very underwhelming and the conclusion i thought was the end... i may see this if i'm bored... but all the reviewers talking about "meta" stuff... wtf does that even mean??
SouthernNeo - 12/17/2021, 9:49 AM
Huge Matrix fan here so I can't wait. Already done my trilogy re-watch even though I've seen them multiple times. The original Matrix was one of the first DVD's I owned.
DemonTweeks - 12/17/2021, 10:41 AM
@SouthernNeo - my first DVD purchased too!
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