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What is real?
Well, I know that this move was real… boring. It failed to justify its existence.
Where Ghostbuster Afterlife and Spider-Man: No Way Home managed to capture what fans loved about the franchises, this film is little more than a desperate cash grab.
It adds very little while somehow taking away a lot of what made the original trilogy memorable.
For each one of the films in the original trilogy, there’s at least one scene that I can still vividly recall. This movie had nothing like that.
I feel like the first 3/4 of the movie was an exposition dump (that used a lot of old footage from the trilogy) while the last 1/4 was a shoehorned romance/rescue story.
The fights were few, dull and uninspired.
The movie was WAY too long for what you get out of it.
The CGI seemed somehow worse in spots than over 20 years ago.
The sound editing wasn’t even good. There is a scene were one character, with a very thick accent, is yelling at others during a mediocre fight and it was impossible to tell what he was saying over the rest of the noise.
The new characters are largely forgettable with the exception of Neil Patrick Harris’s, who did the best with what he had to work with.
Worst of all, as mentioned above, it fails to justify its existence. The Matrix franchise was better off as a complete trilogy and this film brings nothing new to the table.
There’s a post credit scene at the very end that’s nothing more than a cringey joke and a waste of your time. And that’s pretty much how I feel about this movie as a whole, a waste of your time.
Rating: F - Hard Pass