There is a rumor that the 2 sequels, Reloaded and Revolutions aren't canon in Ressurections.
I thought of the new Morpheus as a Trojan Horse from the villians. Canonically Morpheus died after the 3rd movie. After the original trilogy, there was an MMO that continued the story for another few years. He dies in it and the Wachowski siblings had a big hand in the expanded media. I imagine they are keeping to it because they wrote it.As much as the sequels didn't hold up to the first (imo) I still wouldn't like the idea that the stories behind them end up just being completely disregarded.
My take on Matrix Resurrections is as follows;
I want it to continue from where Revolutions left off. Morpheus not being played by Lawrence Fishburne is a bummer but doesn't kill my excitement for the movie. Agent Smith not being in it is a complete letdown but I'm sure that there could be references to him or a hint of his return in some way (I'm hoping. It wouldn't feel right otherwise).
The trailer doesn't really give much away tbh in terms of what we're actually going to get from the story. It alludes to certain things like Neo taking blue pills and that's suppressing all his memories of the Matrix etc. But other than the premise of 'these characters are all somehow dragged back into the Matrix" it doesn't give away anything else which is good. There's a few lines from the trailer that I didn't like as they just sounded so cringe when I heard them (examples; "You seem particularly triggered", "After all this time. To be going back to where it all started. Back to the Matrix".) These lines I didn't like at all but can't like everything.
Overall I'm more excited than anything to see what the story holds for all these characters old and new to the Matrix universe and I'll definitely be going to see it when it comes out at the cinema. I don't go to the cinema ever to watch any movies but this and John Wick 4 are literally the only movies I'll make an exception for.
Watched the movie, it was pretty decent but didnt hit nearly as well as the previous trilogy. Had some great moments, and some weak ones.
Story and explanations were overcomplicated but overall i enjoyed it.
Anyone else here see it?, no spoilers of course.