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Finger’s crossed.

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (the “Aquaman” franchise) Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” TV’s “Mindhunter”), Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico,”), Christina Ricci (TV’s “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”), Telma Hopkins (TV’s “Dead to Me,”), Eréndira Ibarra (series “Sense8,” “Ingobernable”), Toby Onwumere (TV’s “Empire”), Max Riemelt (series “Sense8”), Brian J. Smith (series “Sense8,” “Treadstone”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen,” TV’s “Gotham”).

Lana Wachowski directed from a screenplay by Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksander Hemon, based on characters created by The Wachowskis. The film was produced by Grant Hill, James McTeigue and Lana Wachowski. The executive producers were Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman.

3 Replies to “Please Don’t Suck Please Don’t Suck Please Don’t Suck Please Don’t Suck”

  1. Is it wrong of me to say that I am a bit underwhelmed by this. I think the original is a masterpiece, but the sequels did nothing for me. I hope they aren’t jumping the shark with this. Maybe it was the Jefferson Airplane song. Now that trailer for Dune… that one got Droogie’s yarbles all tingly

  2. I’m with Droogie.

    2Fast 2Matrix and Matrix III: Mall Cop sucked. The played-out use of White Rabbit speaks to an appalling lack of imagination, and I usually get at least a little excited for the trailers.

    No one needs sequels of incredible films they love. I don’t want V for Vendetta II or The Graduate II.

    Dune isn’t a sequel so much as a non-stop remake, and it just seems funny at this point. I’m looking forward to it because I’ll watch Timothy Chalamet do anything, he’s just a riveting screen presence. And I have a semi-boner for Villaneuve’s sepia-heavy cinematography.

    The Star Wars sequels didn’t capture any of the magic of the first two films, because they tried to be like them instead of realizing that the thing that made the originals kick ass was that they weren’t trying to be like anything.
    Godfather III was puke.

    The only sequely thing I can recall enjoying much was Bladerunner Replicant Redux – where I continually felt myself thinking “Hey this doesn’t suck!” throughout the film. Even at the time, that seemed strange.

    1. Meh, I’ll probably still watch it on Hobo Max.

      Like youse guys, I am genuinely fired up for Dune. I just hope the box office allows Villaneuve the chance to tell the second half of the story. Apparently Dune premiered to an eight-minute orgasm at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend, so there’s that.

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