Five Short Thoughts on the Matrix Sequels

Well, with a trailer drop a couple weeks ago, it seems that it is indeed time to go back to the world of the Matrix for the first time since The Matrix Revolutions hit the screens in 2003. Which, like…that was the same year as the invasion of Iraq. Wild. I’m naturally skeptical of the film, but I’ll probably see it anyway. With one of the Wachowskis involved, there’s a decent possibility that there might be a story worth telling here rather than just another cynical cash-in…or maybe not. After all, I’ve already watched two sequels to the Matrix by the Wachowskis, and, generously, they both kind of sucked.

But hey, either way, the version of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit that plays over the trailer kicks ass, so there’s that.

Regardless, this did inspire me to revisit the Matrix sequels, all these years later. Were they secretly good all along, and unfairly maligned by critics and fans both? Are they hidden masterpieces waiting to be discovered?


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