Update. The full trailer is out, and it is epic.
The Matrix 4 – Resurrections teaser trailer dropped today with a note that the full trailer is coming in two days.
This is one of those movies that I have high hopes for, but an equal amount of dread. The first movie, The Matrix, was awe inspiring and captured my imagination like few other movies had before.
The sequels were meh. They were entertaining enough, but failed to reach the high bar that The Matrix. Maybe The Matrix punched way above its weight class. Maybe they found themselves in the weeds trying to invent too much tech for the sequels. The first movie invented the bullet cam. For the sequels they invented some new video tech including building a full freeway loop that they used for the chase scenes.
For a moment, it looked like we might have the dystopian video game Cyberpunk 2077 to give us another taste of a cyberpunk future. But that fell flat upon release and the developer is still struggling to get the game into a playable state (I also don’t spend a whole lot of time with video games).
We need to have The Matrix 4 redeem our cyberpunk dreams. I’ll embed the full trailer here when it drops on 9/9/21.