“The Matrix Resurrections” Drops Stunning Second Trailer
“We can’t see it, but we’re all trapped inside these strange repeating loops.” These words, spoken by Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) in the opening of the second trailer for The Matrix Resurrections hint at the déjà vu that will haunt Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) in Lana Wachowski’s new film. The new trailer packs a punch, offering a more coherent look at the film’s plot and a ton of action.
We know now that Neo’s almost forgotten what he learned about the Matrix, but not entirely. He still has “dreams” he’s convinced aren’t actually dreams, a residue from his epic battle with and within the Matrix still haunts him. In Resurrections, Neo will be recruited once again into the fold of those red pill-taking rebels, led by a young Morpheus, new allies, and old friends like Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith). It seems Neo’s quest will be centered on his relationship with Trinity. “She believed in me,” Neo says towards the end of the trailer, “it’s my turn to believe in her.” This is said over images of Neo and Trinity in a war against the A.I. that upholds the Matrix artifice and controls the lives all those sleeping, dreaming humans.
Another interesting reveal in the new trailer is that Jonathan Groff’s character appears to be the film’s main villain. There are several shots where he is juxtaposed against Agent Smith (played in the first three films by Hugo Weaving), the original bad guy, and the manifestation of the Matrix’s cruelty. The previous trailer hinted at Groff’s character’s sinister side, but here we see him fully inhabiting the villain persona.
Also of note is just how action-packed this trailer is. Neo isn’t just returning to the Matrix on a quest linked to Trinity, he appears to be joining a war effort. It’s been a long time since we’ve been inside the Matrix, but the impact of the original trilogy is such that we still use the vernacular from the film in our daily lives. A glitch in the Matrix could well describe the bizarre, timeless world we’ve been living in, where days bleed together and only the seasons, themselves no longer as distinct, hint at where in time we are.
Or perhaps that’s just the type of thought that watching this new trailer plants in your mind. It’ll be fun to take another head trip again with Neo, Trinity, and the gang. The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22.
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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) CARRIE-ANNE MOSS as Trinity and KEANU REEVES as Neo/Thomas Anderson in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Venus Castina Productions’ “THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures