The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections ★★★½

A green and black Warner Bros. logo. Streaks of green code cascading down the screen. A tapped phone call. A squad of heavily armed police officers fighting a woman in black leather. That’s the famous opening to The Matrix — and now it’s also the opening to The Matrix Resurrections. The echoes of the original film are so overwhelming, especially in these first scenes, you could easily think you’d started the wrong movie on HBO Max.

Or maybe you’re just experiencing déjà vu, which the old film famously explained as a “glitch” in its simulated reality known as “The Matrix.” That nagging sensation of familiarity not only pervades The Matrix Resurrections, it gives it purpose.

Full review at ScreenCrush.