New Matrix Resurrections Trailer Asks Why Use Old Code To Make Something New

Is this the same story all over again, or is it the same story all over again?


The theatrical premiere of The Matrix Resurrections is quickly approaching, and that means new trailers. While most movie trailers are out to tell us the whole story beat-for-beat, Resurrections is playing as coy as you'd expect, including this latest trailer.

This trailer, titled Déjà Vu, reminds us of what that feeling means inside the Matrix.

"Déjà Vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix," Carrie-Ann Moss' Trinity tells us. The trailer matches all manner of shots from the original trilogy and this new film, such as framing Neo's awakening from the Matrix as both a "blue pill" and "red pill" moment. The trailer wipes through a dozen of these moments before Trinity dissolves into a glitched image, and then someone (probably Jonathan Groff's character, seen in the first trailer) asks "why use old code to make something new?"

The trailer seems to be calling into question many of the events of the original films or is maybe suggesting that they're somehow cyclical. Maybe Neo never got out of the Matrix, or this Neo is a construct of the original one. We've had a recent rash of new sequels that ape the original films, like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. We're hoping that if The Matrix Resurrections does that as well, that it's something more than fan service.

The Matrix Resurrections stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, is directed by Lana Wachowski, and hits theaters on December 22.

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