THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS MOVIE REVIEW
There’s a lot to say about what’s going on in this fourth film which is DECIDEDLY a sequel to the Matrix trilogy (sorry to the marketing folks trying to be confusing about it). Neo (Keanu Reeves) is alive again somehow as is Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) only they’re trapped in the fake world again and think they’re other people. Neo/Thomas thinks the entirety of the previous three films is a computer game trilogy that he designed and wrote to great acclaim. Trinity/Tiffany is a mother with kids. But why does Thomas keep having flashes of recognition and weird memories? He keeps seeing his therapist (Neil Patrick Harris) who has got him on a strict regimen of blue pills (!) but the tide of doubt overwhelms him when he is contacted by Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II)…only not the Morpheus he knew before. What’s going on? Well, you’ll be asking yourself that quite a lot during “The Matrix Resurrections”. Until you’re just like…“Oh”. Listen to Chris, Danni, Ben, and Santiago ask themselves if this is the same cat or not.
DIRECTED BY: Lana Wachowski
STARRING: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Daniel Bernhardt, Eréndira Ibarra, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere, Chad Stahelski, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Ellen Hollman, Andrew Caldwell
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Danni Button (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Danni’s expertise lies in comic books, superhero movies, science fiction/fantasy, horror, and cheesy dad jokes. They spent 5 years creating YouTube content about comic books for The Weirdlings, and now they’ve awoken from the Geeksleep ready to speculate about various multiverses, fandom life, and weird but adorable ‘ships.
Ben Glasthal (Highly Suspect Review, Screener Squad, Breakfast Pub, Unstabletop Gamers, Video and Audio Editor)
Born in Boston, then ending up in Dallas, Texas in the early 2000s, Ben has always had a passion for film. He started in film school not long after where he launched MovieReelizations.com where he still writes reviews to this day. He’s since moved to Austin where he has been also hopping on podcasts and both editing and shooting videos for One of Us. A fan of films from almost all genres, and many that predate him more than makes sense, he is anything if not eclectic in what he’s watching at any point. For the rest of his free time, he can be found biking, drinking craft beer, being an amateur photographer, and playing video games by himself or on Twitch. He’s best found on Instagram or Twitter as @MovieReelBen.
Santiago Ramos (Screener Squad)
Santiago is a young film watcher from South Texas, currently living in Austin. When he’s not getting raw inspiration piped into his brain with all form of art, movies, and books you can find him attempting to understand the wide world of synthesizers. The rest of his mind is crammed with craft hops and resin but he assures you that it makes for good conversation.
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