Just as the prophecies on social media had foretold, Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix film is indeed titled The Matrix Resurrections. Confirming that title for the world, the suits at Warner Bros even went a little further when it came to promoting the next Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss-led adventure. Footage was actually shown from the upcoming release, and the reactions around the internet have been pretty kind in these early moments.
During Warner Bros’ big presentation at CinemaCon 2021, what sounds like a trailer to The Matrix Resurrections was shown to the audience. Among those attendees were some of CinemaBlend’s finest in the field, who saw firsthand what Neo and Trinity’s path is starting to look like in the modern day. Let's start with our own Sean O'Connell, which compared Neo's new look to another Keanu Reeves role:
While we may not be getting “Keanu Reeves Day” as previously promised, it’s interesting to know that the actor is maintaining his John Wick look for The Matrix Resurrections. Though considering the parallels between Neo and Jesus himself, that look does play as more than just a convenient shorthand for “Keanu is badass.” Though there’s still plenty of that sort of action included, as you’ll see in the next reaction to The Matrix Resurrections footage:
It’s been almost 20 years since The Matrix Revolutions closed out The Wachowski’s blockbuster trilogy. So to have audience members greeting The Matrix Resurrections as well as they are speaks volumes of whether or not this third sequel is one that people will actually enjoy. Even in this next brief reaction, the excitement is palpable:
Most of these reactions to The Matrix Resurrections have been individually focused. But our final tweet suggests that the hype wasn’t a mere localized phenomenon. So if you thought you might be the only one ready to see Yahya-Abdul Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris make their Matrix debuts, you might want to think twice. Here’s how the trailer affected the CinemaCon audience as a whole:
Now, of course, this is just an early reaction to a trailer that has yet to be released to the public. So the greater picture surrounding The Matrix Resurrections’ chances at being a crowd pleaser has yet to be seen. Hopefully we’ll find out sooner than later what those results are, as the footage isn't on the internet and the film is set for a December 22 release. Seeing as that’s not too long after the newly trailered Spider-Man: No Way Home, we’d like to think the odds of that footage rolling out sooner than later are pretty good.
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