This week saw the release of a trailer for the next instalment of The Matrix.
The Wachowskis are undoubtedly visual stylists geniuses, but apart from the neo-noir debut, Bound, I have found their output unsatisfying. The thoughtful original Matrix didn’t live up to its hype and the subsequent sequels went down hill from there in a mess of indecipherability.
The other subsequent works are sprawling, but their flourishes felt overblown.
They’ve done great things, to be sure, but they’d be even greater if they had a decent script to deal with.
And while the original film lends itself to deep analysis it has also unfortunately lent itself to tin foil hat wearing.
Will this film bring them back to a stage they deserve? The answer to that will be seen later this year.