A MAN hopes the new Matrix film does not ruin the original trilogy, only one-third of which is any good.
Cinemagoer Tom Booker is nervous about watching The Matrix Resurrections in case it breaks the franchise’s streak of one bona fide masterpiece, a confusing sequel with a cool car chase, and a finale he has chosen to forget.
He said: “The stakes are high for this instalment. If it’s crap then the number of decent Matrix films is reduced to a quarter. That good-to-shit ratio isn’t quite as bad as the Jurassic Park films, but it’s not far off either.
“All this film has to do is reintroduce Neo and Trinity to a new generation, tell a simple yet thought-provoking story which builds on the previous films, and make up some new special effects that will define a generation. How hard can it be?
“So long as there’s loads of cool gun fights, audiences will be happy. The last thing they want is a meta-commentary on the films themselves or a wry look at how the imagery of the red pill has been hijacked by the alt right.”
Emerging from the screening, he added: “I don’t want to talk about it.”