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Alternative Reality, Sci-Fi - Dystopian Future

Matrix Resurrections (2021)

Duration2h 28m
RatingsUK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11 
Source of storyThe characters and the environment created by the Wachowskis in the Matrix trilogy.
DirectorLana Wachowski
Writers/ScriptLana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksandar Hemon
StarringKeanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, 
RatingsIMDb: 5.8/10 by 112,663 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 64% by 269 reviewers. Review2view 7.5/10.

Elevator Pitch: Where to start with this outing? Cutting straight to the chase, Thomas Anderson thinks he is a very talented writer of computer games, who occasionally has to visit a therapist because he has dreams which seem to indicate that he is not what he seems to be. He creates a character in his game who breaks out of the environment and offers him the chance of returning to the real world. It is Morpheus. He accepts and is rescued by the real people from his pod so that he can fight the constructs of the matrix again. Sixty years have passed, and the most important thing in his mind is, can he rescue Trinity similarly controlled by the machines.

Content: There is no sex or nudity, but a bit of smoking and drinking. Within the matrix the characters fight with firearms and martial arts. There are occasional explosions and a lot of car crashes. The real people move about from one environment another, at one point joining a bullet train in Japan In what we might call the real world, the characters move about in their strange craft and live in an extremely austere environment. Some of the machines are working with them. 

A View: I get the impression that you need to have seen a previous Matrix film in order to enjoy this. Whether it is possible to actually understand it is something else. Really you just have to go along with it and enjoy what is placed before you. Morpheus in his colourful suits, Neo not quite being Neo any more, his romance with Trinity, still alive after 60 years. If there is something wrong with it, we might remember Matrix 3 which featured some stunning scenes, not quite equalled in this outing, but it is still engaging. I was not bored for a moment. 

If the Matrix is an alternative reality presentations, here are some more of the same genre. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, The Zero Theorem

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