The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Resurrections

Unfair to write this up as I suspect I slept through a substantive chunk of it. I thought the first 30-45 minutes were an interesting-enough bit of self-reflection about the decreasing returns in endlessly mining a franchise for sequels, and then once the director finished making that point it devolved into Things Happening.  And the trouble with sequelling a trilogy where most people only gave a shit about the first film in the first place is that the backreferencing of characters from the latter 2 instalments leaves an already ambivalent audience thinking, “Who the fuck’s THIS guy meant to be?”.