The Matrix Resurrections marks the fourth installment in The Matrix franchise this year, with its initial film releasing way back in 1999. This popular scientific fiction arrives almost 18 years post the release of its two predecessors, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Lana Wachowski has directed the film as well as written the script of the movie along with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. She is joined as the producer by Grant Hill and James McTeigue while Jesse Ehrman, Terry Needham, Bruce Berman, Michael Salven and Garrett Grant are executively producing it. So let’s find out everything about the premiere of The Matrix Resurrections.
When And Where Did The Premiere Of The Matrix Resurrections Take Place?
It was an iconic day for Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections on December 18, 2021, as it got its premiere in the United States at the San Francisco’s Castro Theater. The movie will make its comeback on big selective screens as well as on streaming platform HBO Max as a part of the ad-free tier on December 22, 2021, and will be available to enjoy on the latter for a duration of a month, post which it will be removed.
Who All Attended The Premiere Of The Matrix Resurrections?
The premiere of the fourth movie in the lineup was a star-studded affair with uptight security in front of the Castro Theatre and the street being shut off that day.
Celebrities like Keanu Reeves, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith with son Jaden Smith, Jonathan Groff, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, director Lana Wachowski, newcomer Jessica Henwick, the Mayor of San Francisco London Breed along with the ex-player of San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence along with wife Alexis Cozombolidis.
The night was then followed by an after-party at Waterbar and Epic Steak, where the famous names enjoyed their hearts out.
What Are The Reactions To The Movie?
The movie premiere was attended along with listed celebrities by many critics, writers, journalists and fans. Post the screening of the movie; there were mixed reactions coming from the critics.
The writer Ethan Alter stated that the movie is a true delight to watch that aptly builds the story were its predecessors- The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions left and even opened the doors for more story creation, and Chris Evangelista, the Slash Film’s chief film critic also gave a positive response to this edition praising its overall outlook and characters.
While some, like film critic Jeff Nelson andMashable’s Alison Foreman, didn’t like the film much and concluded it to be not as impactful as the original The Matrix and claimed it to be to meta. Indiewire’scritic David Ehrlich, on the other hand, claimed it to be the boldest sequence in the Hollywood sequel, while Vox’s writer Emily VanDerWerff stated that this movie would be equally liked as well as hated by many.
What Is The Movie All About?
The movie will mark the comeback of the character Neo essayed by our beloved Keanu Reeves, Trinity by Carrie-Anne Moss and that of Jada Pinkett Smith. Joining them this time will be Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Yahya Abdul- Mateen II, Lambert Wilson, Christina Ricci, Daniel Bernhardt and Jonathan Groff as the newcomers.
The premise of the film focuses on the time almost two decades post the events of The Matrix Revolutions where Neo lives life like an ordinary individual in San Francisco as Thomas A. Anderson.
There, his therapist prescribes him the blue pills. He and Trinity do not recognize each other, but his encounter with Morpheus changes his life once again. Mr. Anderson gets the red pills from Morpheus, which eventually opens his mind to the world of The Matrix.