The Matrix Resurrections Leaves Critics DIVIDED, While Some Call It ‘Best Movie’ Some Say It Is An ‘Exposition Dump’, 'Comedy'!

Directed by Lana Wachowski, the Keanu Reeves-starrer has left critics divided.

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The Matrix Resurrections Leaves Critics DIVIDED, While Some Call It ‘Best Movie’ Some Say It Is An ‘Exposition Dump’, 'Comedy'!
The Matrix Resurrections is one of the much-anticipated films in Hollywood this year and fans are excited to watch Priyanka Chopra star alongside Keanu Reeves.

While the film’s release date draws closer, a few international film critics have shared their initial reactions to the film on Twitter. And they do not seem to be appealing. 

Directed by Lana Wachowski, the Keanu Reeves-starrer has left critics divided. While some thoroughly enjoyed the film, many didn't share similar opinions. 

For the unversed, The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth film from the Matrix franchise brings back Keanu Reeves as Neo. 

The Wachowskis (Lilly and Lana) directed the first three Matrix films as well. The first Matrix film was released in 1999. It was followed by The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. The Matrix Resurrections, which is solely directed by Lana, is set to release on December 22.

The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth film from the Matrix franchise, brings back Keanu Reeves as Neo, 18 years after he played the role in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. 

In their initial reactions to The Matrix Resurrections, critics' were divided and went from calling it the ‘best movie ever made’ to ‘2.5-hour exposition dump.’ 

Forbes critic Scott Mendelson called the movie a ‘comedy’. “The Matrix Resurrections is a comedy. The action is disappointing and the new characters are thin. But the metatextual commentary is biting. It wrestles with its own legacy in that Jurassic World/Bad Boys 3/Rp1 fashion. I prefer the first three, but this is a wild swing,” he tweeted. 


IndieWire's David Ehrlich called The Matrix Resurrections ‘boldest sequel since The Last Jedi.’ “The Matrix Resurrections, despite (and because of) its infinite goofiness, is the boldest and most vividly personal Hollywood sequel since The Last Jedi. a silly/sincere galaxy brain take on reboot culture that makes peace with how modern blockbusters are now only about themselves,” he wrote. 


Clayton Davis from Variety said that the film's focuses on the love story. “The Matrix Resurrections is too self aware of its existence. Poking fun at itself a bit too much, it's very heavy on the love story, with not a lot of showstopping action and effects, which is what the people want. Best part is Jonathan Groff but that's just life at this point,” he tweeted. 


Mashable's Alison Foreman confessed she didn't enjoy the film. “I am deeply happy for those who will enjoy The Matrix Resurrections. I am, regrettably, not among them. It’s leagues better than Reloaded and Revolutions - which let’s be clear are really not good - but has bad stakes. Nothing matters, and not in a cool nihilistic way,” she tweeted. 


Jeff Nelson of Showbiz Cheat Sheet tweeted, “The Matrix Resurrections is an almost 2.5-hour exposition dump with choppy action scenes reminiscent of the Bourne movies. It reuses far too much footage from previous instalments and is meta to a fault.” 


Kirsten Acuna from Insider recommended watching the previous Matrix films before watching the new one. “Saw The Matrix Resurrections the other week (in IMAX!) and I enjoyed it! Easily better than 2 and 3. It feels like The Force Awakens - a nostalgic sequel/reboot to (maybe?) kick off a new franchise. Definitely re-watch the entire original trilogy in advance. Full review next week.” 


Either way, fans will have to wait and watch the film to express their opinions on the same. 

The latest Matrix film not only stars some familiar faces from the franchise – Keanu, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett-Smith – but also adds a few new names to the franchise, including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, and Priyanka Chopra. As the trailers have revealed, The Matrix Resurrections shows Neo trapped inside the computer-generated world with no memory of his past. 

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