Looks a bit different than I expected. I'll try to keep those expectations in check. I wonder if this is basically Part 4 or a retcon or alternate timeline or what. We've all seen the highs and lows of what the Wachowskis are capable of. They seem to work best when kept in check by industry veterans that can keep the ship level as opposed to a blank check and bunch of yes men. Let's hope this production is more of the former.
As long as Lana tells an intriguing Matrix story with all the slick Matrix action and killer soundtrack we all know and love, as well as without any modern day woke feminism that has ruined so many popular movie franchises like this last Star Wars trilogy or 2016 Ghostbusters, then we'll have a winner on our hands!
That's an odd concern for a franchise conceived by trans people, featuring LGBT and strong female characters.
That's not my concern. My concern is if the characters being LGBT or female is all they bring to the table rather than being compelling and interesting characters. The movies I mentioned prioritized "diversity and inclusion" over good storytelling, which the blame isn't on the actors playing the characters, but more towards the Directors, Writers, and Producers.
I'm not interested in "strong female characters" I want more "strong characters that happen to be female" Give me more 2017 Wonder Woman, Ripley from Alien, Black Widow from the MCU, Rita Vrataski from Edge of Tomorrow, Zoe from Firefly, or Eowyn from Lord of the Rings where they grew as characters and you were able to connect with them or root for them. Trinity was AWESOME in the original Matrix movies and a total badass! And give me less Captain Marvel, Rey from the new Star Wars trilogy, the "new" Mulan, the Batwoman TV show, and Holdo also from the new Star Wars trilogy in The Last Jedi where they're "strong female characters" just because they're female. Not interested in that and doesn't make good TV or movies. The Mandalorian did a fantastic job of doing this correctly in Season 2. The season finale, I didn't even realize Mando was the only male protagonist in the room until someone pointed it out lol.
As long as the characters are well written and interesting, I'll be happy. Granted, the previous things I mentioned for a Matrix movie need to be there too lol
Last edited by gtotheunit91 - on 09 September 2021