Who didn’t love The Matrix? Long before testiclularly-challenged incels ruined the term “red pill,” the Wachowski sisters brought us a unique action science fiction film. Like The Terminator and Aliens franchises before it, The Matrix was a revolutionary step in the genre and changed it forever. It earned almost half a billion at the box office and spawned countless imitators, changed fashion, and gave the first generation of introverted nerds to grow up with the internet something to aspire to. For the next decade, skinny white guys put on black clothes, a leather jacket, and sunglasses every Halloween and desperately wished they were Neo (or Eric Draven). Morpheus, Trinity, Agent Smith… there was something for everyone. It was pretty popular, is my point. Some people claim The Matrix was the first in a trilogy, but those rumors are entirely false, like the ones about a fourth Indiana Jones film. The Matrix stands alone, pristine, a shining example of cinematic genius.
Now, from fansite WhatIsTheMatrix.com comes a set of teasers for The Matrix 4: Resurrections. Pick either the red pill (goddamn incels) or blue and get a teaser. It’s worth poking around the site to see what you can find, but a number of YouTube channels have put the teasers together for those in need of instant gratification.
“Right now, you believe it is 6:27pm. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
So… It’s 7:12am? Because that’s as far as you can get from 7:12pm. What a truly terrible line. Still, we’ve got pills. We’ve got squidies. We’ve got a rich guy without a mouth (about time). And there’s Keanu, thankfully still sporting his John Wick beard, ready to whip ass on what I assume are a bunch of Agents. A full trailer comes out at the end of the week but goofy voiceovers aside I’m already fully invested. I didn’t even know I was excited about it until now. Currently scheduled for a December 22 release, The Matrix 4: Revolutions could be just what we need to put us in the holiday spirit. Assuming Covid concerns don’t knock it into 2022, of course. You Typhoid Marys and Mikes better not ruin this for the rest of us. We need this. We deserve it. Break out the long jackets, fellow nerds over the age of 35. Our time has come.
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