As Gen Xers, Two Nerds have some pretty Strong Feelings about the Matrix movies, so it was with some trepidation we watched The Matrix Resurrections. A late-period fourth movie appended to a long-completed trilogy almost never goes well (e.g. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Also ominous: only Lana Wachowski returned to helm the film. Though their careers have been diverging a little in the past decade, the Wachowskis are a filmmaking pair like the Coen Brothers or Merchant-Ivory: it’s hard to imagine them apart.
We were very pleasantly surprised, which seems a funny thing to say about such a furious film. Lana Wachowski is pissed as hell, and she very clearly shows you why and with whom.