**Do I recommend it?**

Yes.

**Is it good?**

I don't care.

The Waschowskis movies are always ambitions. The Wachowskis never phone it in. I get the sense they make every movie as if it's the last one they'll ever get to make. *The Matrix Resurrections* is imaginative. It does not hold back. I feel like Lana Wachowski had full creative control of *The Matrix Resurrections* (2021).

**I heard the The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) were boring. Do I have to watch them first?**

You should watch *The Matrix* (1999) before watching *The Matrix Resurrections* (2021).

It is not necessary to watch *The Matrix Reloaded* (2003) and *The Matrix Revolutions* (2003). You can figure out the important bits from context just by watching *The Matrix Resurrections* (2021). Another option is to just read the plot summaries of *The Matrix Reloaded* (2003) and *The Matrix Revolutions* (2003) on Wikipedia.

**What about The Animatrix (2003)?**

Animation is cheaper to produce than live-action. You should watch *The Animatrix* (2003) if you want to find out what would happen if the Wachowskis were totally unconstrained by budget.

**I love The Matrix so much I can recite the whole thing from memory. How can I better appreciate such a cinematic masterpiece?**

Check out this video about the music of *The Matrix Trilogy*.

# Censorship Policy

Absolutely no spoilers. Not even if you use spoiler tags or you use ROT13. Not even "it's good" or "it's bad". Spoilers for *The Matrix Resurrections* (2021) are forbidden. Spoilers for anything else the Wachowskis have produced is allowed.

Is the Animatrix related to the matrix? Is there a benefit to watching it before seeing Matrix Ressurections? Matrix Reloaded?

The Animatrixis related to theThe Matrix. As far as I can tell, they all take place in the same universe. But you don't have to watchThe Animatrixbefore you watchThe Matrix Resurrections. You can watchThe Animatrixbefore or afterThe Matrix Resurrections. Either way works just fine.If you want to squeeze every possible drop of enjoyment out of

The Matrix Resurrectionsthen you should watchThe Matrix ReloadedandThe Matrix Revolutionsbefore watchingThe Matrix Resurrections. However, I do not recommend that you actually watchThe Matrix ReloadedandThe Matrix Revolutionsat all becauseThe Matrix ReloadedandThe Matrix Revolutionsare (in my opinion) boring.I was interested to know if Matrix 4 (especially with its tech-company San Francisco setting) would be offering an updated perspective on some AI issues, but alas, in the end the movie seemed to be even less about AI than the original Matrix films. But I nevertheless thought the movie was thematically interesting; see my essay about the film here.

Dumbledore comes back from the dead.