We’ll say one thing for The Matrix Resurrections — it continues the original film trilogy’s sense of revolution. This time around, though, the noise of the Matrix is keeping Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) from recalling what it was like in the last version of the simulation. But if both of their bodies died in the war to create a detente between humans and machines, how can they be real? Loops of causation and straight up quotes from the first trilogy, as seen in this new trailer for the film, only leave us more baffled. But, then again, that sensation was what made The Matrix seem to fresh and amazing two decades ago.
The Matrix Resurrections comes to theaters and HBO Max on December 22nd.