The Matrix franchise is one of the most popular movie trilogies of all time. That’s why fans were split across the spectrum of skepticism and excitement when The Matrix Resurrection was announced after nearly 20 years. However, the film did not live up to the expectations of the fans. But some fans are still hoping that The Matrix 5 can revive the franchise in the way it deserves.
Will there be The Matrix 5?
Nearly two decades after the end of the original trilogy, the fourth installment in the movie titled The Matrix Resurrection hit theaters. Despite being one of the most anticipated movies of the 21st century. Resurrection was a miserable crash at the box office. Made on a budget of approximately $190 million, the film failed to even cover its investment and was a major flop. Therefore, the chances of Matrix 5 happening are not very high (if there ever was).
This movie was so disappointing that it angered many fans who felt that the franchise should not have been revived and ruined. On the other hand, some are of the opinion that The Matrix 5 might be better and are trying to correct the mess that made the fourth film.
Speaking about the idea of returning to the fifth film, main cast member Keanu Reeves said in an interview, “I mean, if she wanted to do one more story and include me. I’d be honored and grateful. And I’d love to. want to see what happens to Trinity and Neo and the world.” That’s why fans raving about The Matrix 5 have a glimmer of hope.
What could The Matrix 5 be about?
In the fourth film, titled “The Matrix Resurrections,” Trinity and Neo meet again and attempt to take down the system. Near the end of the movie, The Matrix Resurrections, Neo and Trinity arrive at the analyst’s house. He was the main antagonist behind the latest Matrix and the program responsible for resuming the war.
In the closing moments of the film, Neo and Trinity reveal their idea that they want to transform the Matrix into a healthier place. A place with a storyline in itself. Meanwhile, we have also learned that the analyst is not at the top because he answers to higher powers called “the suits”. The film also revealed that blue pills may have turned some people into enemies. Just as some machines got good and served as a possible setup for The Matrix 5.
If the creators decided to move forward with The Matrix 5, it seems very likely that the continuation of Jonathan Groff’s Agent Smith would be. After helping Trinty and Neo take down the Analyst, Smith expressed their disturbing partnership. Then he disappeared into the night. But we know that a free Smith is not good for the future of a peaceful Matrix.
How The Matrix 4 has modernized the franchise?
The idea that humanity is trapped in a computer simulation has become widespread thanks to online conspiracy theories. However, when the first Matrix movie was released, it was a completely new concept that took the world by storm.
The necessity of free choice was a fundamental subject of the original Matrix trilogy. And Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections updates this perspective for the age of social media. Even after spending 60 years in a digital prison, Neo’s free will gives him authority in Resurrections.
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