Lana Wachowski directs Keanu Reeves, Jessica Henwick and Carrie-Anne Moss is this meta legacy sequel to the dystopian sci-fi trilogy where Thomas Anderson is a game designer forced to revisit The Matrix universe where he made his name.
Who’d have thunk the most coherent Matrix entry would be the most fun? I’m not going to lie and say I wasn’t a tad bored in the middle, which still has that unsanitary blend of spectacle smothered in endless exposition, but the finale was slambang big screen entertainment. A remix of the original key kinetics with a lot more sheen and oomph. And even when the cyphers are prattling endlessly on at least nobody this time sounds like they’ve swallowed a thesaurus. Keanu and Carrie-Ann look fantastic for their age but Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and even Jessica Henwick also manage to make a positive impression. Not being an ardent fan of this cycle of movies I’m not sure whether me saying “it was alright” really matters but… it was alright.
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