The heroes of “Matrix 4” return to the White Rabbit’s hole to face artificial intelligence.
We don’t know if Reeves is portraying a separate persona or Neo, but he fights back his memories by ingesting blue narcotic pills.
Nearly two decades after the release of the third installment of the popular action series “The Matrix,” the Wachowski sisters are back with the fourth installment, which will be released in theaters and on HBO in December of this year.
The film’s main plot revolves around a virtual world built by a future artificial intelligence with the goal of enslaving humanity, and the first part was released in 1999, followed by two more parts in 2003.
After the release of the trailer for the film, in which the famous hero Keanu Reeves appears with features that are strikingly similar to those of the character “John Wick” played by Reeves in the popular action film series of the same name, the level of excitement and anticipation among the audience skyrocketed. So far, what do we know about the film? What does advertising tell us, after all?
What happened to Neo?
The teaser opens with a scene of Neo (Keanu Reeves), the film’s protagonist, sporting a beard and figure that closely resembles Reeves’ John Wick from the popular film “John Wick.”
Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother?, as Neo’s psychiatrist.
Reeves, who appears as “Harris” in this scene, tells the doctor about a dream in which he alludes to Neo’s background as the leader of a resistance movement in the Matrix at war with the AI. The environment in which he lives is a complex computer-generated simulation.
In another scene, we see him looking up inside an electric elevator, seemingly doubting the reality of what he sees, while we can see that the elevator’s ceiling is also the base of a table on which some people sit, whose features we don’t notice.
Have we ever met?
Since Neo dies at the end of The Matrix Revolutions 3, we may assume that Reeves is portraying a new or alternate character in The Matrix Revolutions, and the same can be said for Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss, who doesn’t seem to know Reeves when they shake hands in one of the ad’s scenes).
We can’t tell if Reeves is playing a different character or “Neo,” but he fights his memories by eating pills of the blue drug that we see in another scene. “Neo” is offered a pill of this color in the first part of the movie. Is this the same pill he refused to take in the first part? It would allow him to return to his previous life and erase any trace of his conversations with Morpheus, the resistance’s leader.
In the hole of the white rabbit
Of course, in the first section, “Neo” opted to swallow the red pill, which, according to Morpheus, permits him to travel deeper into the rabbit hole, a reference to Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland.” It occurs as a recurring metaphorical subject throughout the series, and the book itself appears briefly in the teaser for Part Four.
We see a tattoo in the shape of a rabbit on the arm of one of the other characters, played by British-Chinese actress Jessica Henwick in the commercial, in reference to the white rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland,” and we can hear the music of Jefferson’s “White Rabbit,” a piece of music published in 1967 and also inspired by Carroll’s book.
More kung fu action
The bearded Reeves eats the red pill, which appears to have reawakened his memory as well as his martial arts prowess, as he can be seen in a number of scenes with the teaser performing the kung fu moves that the character “Neo” was famous for in the previous three parts.
In one scene, we see “Neo” or Thomas confronting a new character named “Abdul-Mateen II,” who appears to be a younger version of Morpheus or even Morpheus’ son, and has many Morpheus character traits.
Matrix is a popular brand.
Lana Wachowski directed the first three parts with her sister Lily, however the fourth part is directed by Lana alone. The presence of one of the two sisters alone behind the camera, however, does not appear to have a substantial impact on the film’s unusual theme, quick events, or distinctive action scenes.
Trains, helicopters, motorcycles, and automobiles are just a few of the modes of transportation that were left riddled with bullets and in chaos during the advertisement, promising viewers a greater dose of action scenes and distinctive optical illusions, and one of the film’s distinctive visual themes is the scene of falling from the roofs of tall buildings, which is repeated at least twice during the advertisement.
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