Actor Keanu Reeves returns as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections. This sci-fi and action film is the fourth installment of The Matrix, which was first released in 1999. The story begins with a hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who joins a rebel group against the computer programs of guards called agents.
From the start, a tense atmosphere immediately arose thanks to the chase and gunfire. Agents Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and Bugs (Jessica Henwick) both have a mission to find Neo (Keanu Reeves). They both claim to have seen Neo and believe Neo is still alive. Meanwhile Neo lives his life now as a game maker.
But Neo is still disturbed by his past memories. Including his memories with Trinity. Comedy elements are embedded in some text on the computer and dialogue that doesn’t appear to be joking. With a duration of 2 hours 28 minutes, Keanu Reeves was initially not involved in many action scenes. However, his facial and psychic expressions show that his soul is attached to the character he is playing.
Neo makes a decision after meeting Bugs. That choice actually took him on a journey of time and conditions that were quite physically exhausting. However, that is the life Neo is supposed to live. Overall this film features great action scenes from the cast, as well as animation effects and setting in totality.
While in the previous trilogy Agent Smith was the main antagonist, in Resurrections, Smith is no longer the main antagonist. The film features a new antagonist, the Analyst played by Neil Patrick Harris. Even though he’s not the main antagonist, it doesn’t mean that Smith is no longer dangerous.
Playing Agent Smith, Jonathan Groff looks like he is trying hard to become a villain to be reckoned with. Jonathan replaced Hugo Weaving as Smith at Resurrections after he stepped down due to schedule conflicts. Of course, Jonathan’s and Hugo’s versions of Smith are different.
Jonathan’s version looks more youthful, slightly whimsical and less rigid. Hugo’s version always looks intimidating with his suit and sunglasses. As the fourth series, Resurrections is more nostalgic than the story. In this film, the story feels shallow because it only focuses on how to reunite Neo and Trinity because Zion is now safe and peaceful. This film, although still showing scenes of fighting and shooting, no longer “takes” casualties like the three previous films.
So, it can be said that Resurrections is the softest sequel to The Matrix ever made until now. Even so, The Matrix Resurrections provides a number of updates to Zion and their army. The way they operate is now different. Apparently, this is done so that they remain relevant to the times.