Fifth about The Seventh

The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections: Lana Wachowski’s fourth film in the series is a mix of sequel, remake, and reboot of what came before. As it basically rehashes the old material, there is little to no sense of discovery or wonder; what there is in spade, however, is a whole lot of senseless, interminable mumbo-jumbo. The characters are superficially defined as well, being visually diverse but otherwise indistinguishable. It is a good-looking cast but doing little with their shells: Keanu Reeves brings little new to the table, Carrie-Anne Moss hasn’t much screen time; Jessica Henwick and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II look good in their costumes and shooting guns (which seems to be the only requirement of the cast); Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris sound mildly threatening, even when spewing their meaningless dialogue. The action sequences tend to be overly edited, making them nauseating and hard to follow. The movie feels way too long.

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