“The Matrix” more than 20 years ago brought novel concepts and unique visual effects, and became an alternative classic in Hollywood science fiction.
Although the concept of cyberpunk it exhibits is not original.
However, its form of expression and the philosophical concepts embodied in it have aroused all kinds of thinking about the “matrix”, human thinking, and the relationship between humans and machines.
Why did the fourth “The Matrix: Resurrections” of “The Matrix”, which has become a perfect trilogy, be filmed?
Will the theme presented in “The Matrix: Resurrections” be the same as before?
Twenty years have passed, can the creators grasp the pulse of the times and come up with something that will brighten the eyes of the new generation of audiences? close
Various interviews with the main creators over a period of time may reveal some content.
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1.Why is there a fourth part “The Matrix: Resurrections”?
“The Matrix” is a story that the Wachowski brothers (now sisters) had already started writing in their college years.
They have continuously improved and expanded their huge worldview decades ago, and they have all the visual wonders we see in the film.
Therefore, the “The Matrix” trilogy certainly did not fully reveal the story in the hearts of the two.
The animated and comic versions of The Matrix are all supplements to the movie worldview.
However, the creation of “The Matrix: Resurrections” has a very simple and clear reason.
Lana Wachowski said that the successive deaths of his parents have brought great grief to him, and his head has always been shining with all kinds of thoughts.
One night, she cried and couldn’t sleep, but there was such a story spreading out like an explosion in his mind.
Later she told the story to her wife (should be an ex-wife), and then her wife encouraged her to take this story out.
But she still felt that she could not return to the matrix, and then asked some friends for their opinions.
So under the strong suggestion of many friends, she decided to return to the original place again.
2.Why resurrect Neo and Trinity?
The filming of “The Matrix: Resurrections” does not necessarily have to bring back the original protagonist.
Because the original world view is so grand, it is possible to shoot a brand new story.
But why did the director resurrect Neo and Trinity?
In fact, the reason is not that complicated. As mentioned above, Lana Wachowski wants to relieve the pain of the death of her parents by shooting “The Matrix: Resurrections”.
Although she knew that people must die and cannot be resurrected, she felt that even if she could not resurrect her parents, she could resurrect Neo and Trinity.
These two roles are of great significance in her life.
Lana Wachowski said that it was as simple as that, resurrecting them gave her some comfort.
And this is the power of art, the meaning of stories, and they bring us comfort.
3.Why is there only one director returning?
There are two builders of the matrix world, who have now both become Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.
But even after the sex change, the two still collaborated on works such as “Sense8”.
So why is the “The Matrix: Resurrections” only sister Lana Wachowski returning to direct, but Lilly Wachowski is absent?
In a recent interview, Lilly Wachowski also talked about this aspect.
She said that she and her sister have always maintained a very tight work schedule.
From “Cloud Atlas”, “Jupiter Ascending” to “Sense8”, she felt that she was exhausted, so she wanted to stay away from the film industry for a period of time, so she chose to go to art school to learn painting.
Lana Wachowski also said that she asked her sister if she would return to directing together, but did not get a positive answer.
4.What new concepts will be in “The Matrix: Resurrections”?
Once “The Matrix” brought a refreshing movie-watching experience, will this time “The Matrix: Resurrections” bring something brand new?
Many people are worried that this sequel is just a fried rice.
After all, the works of the Wachowski sisters after the “The Matrix” trilogy are not so good, especially “Jupiter Ascending”.
After watching the first trailer of the film, everyone’s worries became even more obvious.
In the trailer, we don’t seem to see anything new, everything is like a re-enactment of the previous scenes of “The Matrix 1.”
Will it really be like this?
The movie has not yet been released, and of course we have no way of knowing the answer to this question.
However, according to director Lana Wachowski, the protagonist Keanu Reeves said he was very shocked after watching the entire movie.
The original words that Keanu Reeves told her that she relayed were like this–
“Twenty years ago, you foresaw in a story the problems that the nature of the digital virtual world will bring about in the next 20 years, its impact on our world, and our attitude towards it, creating a very specific To think about it and discuss it. Now, it’s the same character, the same story, all the same elements, but you use them to some extent once again foresee the next 20 years, you are How did you do it?”
“The Matrix: Resurrections” is currently scheduled to be released in North America on December 22 this year.