The Matrix Resurrections is terrible and should have never been made.1 RepliesAdd A Reply
Just finished watching The Matrix Resurrections and my worst fears for the franchise were realized. This redundant fourth entry in an otherwise iconic and revolutionary franchise was as bland, unoriginal and anticlimactic as it could possibly get.
Not going to pen an entire review in this topic, but I had to say, the entire film felt like a giant middle finger to the originals. The series should have ended with Matrix Revolutions.
Hollywood has once again taken a great property with tremendous potential and bastardized it beyond recognition. I loved the Matrix and its sequels. This final entry was a massive disappointment. Anyone else feel the same way?
I’ve probably said this before, but three is usually the limit of movies that can be made before it gets repetitive. Both Star Wars and the Alien franchise are examples of this. Star Wars 4-6 was about Luke's adventure and they were fine (4-6), and then they tried to do the prequels and they were far from the originals in quality. Alien 1-3 were good even though fans are divided about three but at least they were not terrible. Someone somewhere decided to make AR, and then it has been so-and-so after that.
Look at the Batman movies, Batman (1989) and Batman (1992) are fine being that they are from the era that they were made. Someone decided that they needed to make it kid-friendly, so we got the Schumacher ones, probably because of studio-interference. I am not well-read for the reason, but we ended up with Batman and Robin which is trash.
My point is that you can make the first things good, but then it eventually gets repetitive and declines in quality after a while, especially when it comes to studios that are more about money than the art. Your post is probably one of many fan-complaints, but I have my complaints too, as you can see.