After indications that this may happen, Matrix 4 officially begins. He returns stars Keanu Reeves and Kari-An Moss in his iconic roles as Neo and Trinity, and director / writer Lana Wachowski will lead the project according to Variety. But as beloved as the original Matrix is, its sequels are far more sinister. Read on for a look at some of the worst moments of The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions.
20 years have passed since the arrival of The Matrix in theaters and it has continued to tear our brains out, forever making us wonder if we live in some kind of computer simulation – by the way we are completely. Frankly, we've all tried to spoon our minds at some point. The Matrix was a revolutionary film packed with interesting sci-fi concepts, incredible special effects and some truly memorable performances from the likes of Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburn and Kari-Anne Moss.
However, it's more than revolutionary just great. The Matrix is a practically perfect movie, even when you sit down and watch it 20 years later. It feels so iconic to him and everything is played so well, from the incredibly understated opening moments to the final altercation between Neo and Agent Smith in the dirty corridor. Unfortunately, everything that worked so well in the first movie completely dropped from the sequels that followed.
The Matrix reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions may look like the first movie and the same characters may appear, but the whole The Matrix soul just disappeared by the time the third movie rolls around. Instead of restraint, it showed the first movie to help propel the story forward, Reloaded and Revolutions instead relied on the intense use of visual cunning introduced in The Matrix and the confused story that raised Neo to be something like a computer Jesus and the only Hope for all humans and a robot.
These are films that have not been considered good overall and have only worsened with age. They are the albatrosses hanging around the neck of the original. The Matrix is an achievement on virtually every level. The movies that followed did nothing but pull it down.
Does it sound to you that I'm too heavy in Recharge and Revolution? I assure you I am not. In fact, I went back and watched the whole trilogy, from beginning to end, and I couldn't help but notice every mistake I felt about the sequels. From the dumbest moments like the Zion Orgy to bigger problems, like what the films chose to do with Smith, there is much to dispute.
So, come back when we look back at the 34 Greatest Sins of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions Made. Then go ahead and watch the first Matrix again and realize how wonderful this movie is.