***Special Post*** Matrix Resurrections

Not a Regular, but I went out for this

I’m not usually one to go to the movies, so if I went out to see Matrix Resurrections, that meant that I was really interested in it. I’m somewhat picky about things I like to see or want to see, and it takes time for me to get used to the idea of new movies or tv shows. Prior to the pandemic (as in the year prior, 2019), I went more often because there were a couple of movies I was interested in, and because I couldn’t really do anything else due to my broken leg at the time.

Prior to 2019 though, I almost never went to the movies unless, as I said, there was one or more movies I was interested in. I actually happened to be interested in two movies premiering in the last two weeks. Last week I wrote about Spiderman: No Way Home, and today, I am writing about Matrix Resurrections, which I saw today, the opening day for the movie.

Matrix Resurrections Was Surreal

The best word to describe this movie was surreal. It took a little while for me to understand what was happening, mostly, because Neo (otherwise known as Tom Anderson) didn’t understand what was happening.

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The Matrix as A Love Story

At the heart of it, Matrix Resurrections is a love story, focusing on the epic love between Neo and Trinity…although Trinity was not in the movie much, because she also didn’t know what was happening, and most of the movie was from Neo’s perspective.

How Matrix Resurrections Stacked Up

I honestly liked this movie better than Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Resolutions. Granted, I may be biased since I haven’t watched the original Matrix movies recently. I am not comfortable deciding between Matrix and Matrix Resurrections as my favorite without rewatching the Matrix first, which I will likely find a way to do on my Youtube channel, which has videos and photos from trips I’ve been on.

Is it Worth it?

Now, first, is it worth it? If you were a fan of the original series, then yes. I would absolutely say that it is worth it. So much happened in the movie. I felt like they jammed as much action into the film as possible–but maybe that’s just me. I heard some people talking that they couldn’t really get into it, so I suppose it’s a toss up.

Tips & Recommendations:

Now, if you do go and see it, a few recommendations:

  1. Again, go early, especially if you’re going at a mall location. It wasn’t as crowded today as it was last week, and I think this was for two reasons. First, Matrix didn’t draw as much of a crowd as Spiderman did. The theatre was nearly full when I went to see Spiderman–not as full as End Game, but still pretty full. Second, I went to an earlier showing. Instead of a 12:30 showtime, I went to an 11:15 showtime.
  2. There is an end credits scene. Now, this isn’t absolutely mandatory as I doubt there are any future movies in this franchise to tease about (I could be wrong, but I don’t think so); you will have to wait until the very end of the credits for it, and finally, it’s a short clip with very minor characters talking about cat videos. It was cute, don’t get me wrong, but not everyone would find this worth sitting through all of the credits to see.
  3. Finally, if you do go and see it, I would love to hear your opinions on it. Comment on this post if you can do so without giving away spoilers or email me at andiecampbell@andiecampbellblog.com if your opinions do involve spoilers. I look forward to hearing from you!

My review of Spiderman: No Way Home

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