The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections ★★★★

I loved it! I don't want to participate in the discourse about it, but I love that it's a blockbuster daring enough to make creative choices worth arguing over, whether you liked them or not (I liked them). I'm almost always going to love movies that try stuff more than those that have modest ambitions, even if they execute them well.

My main criticism is that the fight scenes were not as well shot and edited as they were in the original trilogy. The camera was too close, too often, and there were too many cuts at the wrong time. I don't know what to attribute that to -- maybe because they used a different editor than they did for the trilogy (and Speed Racer), or maybe Lilly was the fight expert, or maybe they weren't confident enough in the choreo not to hide it. One of the great things about the original trilogy was the way it was shot like an HK action movie. This one was shot more like a modern American action movie. Ah well.

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