In the confusing Resurrections trailer, The Matrix 4 becomes a movie-within-a-movie

The Matrix Resurrections’ latest teaser adds a puzzling twist to Neo’s current quest by making it a movie within a movie.

The final Matrix film, released in 2003, provided a satisfying conclusion to the human-machine conflict. Despite this, director Lana Wachowski felt compelled to return to the immersive sci-fi world she co-created with her sister Lilly.

After being postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Matrix Resurrections will be released in theatres and on HBO Max this month.

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Unsurprisingly, storyline details for The Matrix Resurrections remain a guarded secret. However, as the film’s first trailer revealed, chosen one Neo (Keanu Reeves) has been reintegrated into the Matrix, as has his faithful companion Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss). As a fresh war builds, Neo will once again uncover the truth about his surroundings with the help of a (possibly) alternate Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and figures like newcomer Bugs (Jessica Henwick).

Promotional activities for The Matrix Resurrections are going to ramp up in earnest as the film approaches its release date. Two new TV spots for The Matrix Brasil have been released online, giving fans a sneak peek at Neo and Trinity’s comeback. Surprisingly, the second teaser concludes with the characters watching themselves on television as they cause a helicopter accident.

Take a look at the video below.

The Matrix Resurrections has a meta twist thanks to the movie-within-a-movie component, though it’s unclear whether this is a part of the film or a marketing ploy. It’s possible that Neo and Trinity are outside the Matrix when they see the explosive event on the roof and are being shown a preview of what they did inside.

This gives their thinking in this new fight a unique perspective. It also has bigger implications for the plot, and it’ll be interesting to see how The Matrix Resurrections deals with them, if at all.

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