This week there will be an official trailer! But first, Warner Bros. Pictures opted to open a website as a snack for eager fans. It is an interactive portal, called WhatIsTheMatrix.com, where the first thing the user must do is choose between two options. Based on your decision, a short but exciting video will be played with pictures of The Matrix Resurrections, the forthcoming fourth installment of the famous science fiction saga. Are you ready to distinguish fact from fiction?
This website starts from a white background on which two iconic figures stand out. Through the phrase “The decision is yours”, the portal invites the user to choose between a blue pill and one red pill. Needless to remember that a similar dilemma presented itself to Neo (Keanu Reeves) in the film The Matrix 1999. There, choosing the blue element implied continuing to live peacefully in a manufactured reality; instead, choosing the red element entailed freeing oneself from the illusory “matrix.”
Through WhatIsTheMatrix.com, what the Internet user blindly chooses is which teaser of The Matrix Resurrections you will see below. On the other hand, certainly the discourse of each advertisement is linked to what each pill symbolizes in the 90s film.
Regardless of the option you choose, a video will always open where the emblematic greenish code is seen in the first place in downward movement. But in case you choose the red pill, you will see specific clips that are not listed inside the blue pill (and vice versa). In the first option, we hear the voice of the actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen), whose character in the fourth installment of The Matrix it remains a secret. But honestly, it is increasingly difficult to imagine that this enigmatic role is not linked to Morpheus, who was played by Laurence Fishburne in the three previous films.
“This is the time for you to show us what is real,” explains the voice of the actor. «Now, you think they are the [hora exacta en que el usuario ve el teaser] but that is not the truth. It could be that this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you will have to fight to get it.
In the blue pill trailer, the voice and the message are completely different. Who we listen to is most likely Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter), another of the new additions to the franchise. Although the identity of his character has not been revealed either, in his words an undeniable antagonism is guessed, in favor of the “matrix”.
Do you remember how you got here? You have lost the ability to distinguish reality from fiction ”, is heard in this second preview. What is real is here and now [hora exacta en que el usuario ve el teaser]. The rest is your mind playing with you. It becomes a problem when fantasies put us in danger. We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we? “
It should be noted that while the voices are always the same, the montage of each teaser changes randomly. Even if you choose the same pill twice, the images will be different depending on when you enter the video. Visually, the user will appreciate various clips full of action and intrigue, which also highlight first glimpses of various members of the cast. Lines above, you can notice screenshots in which the aforementioned Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jonathan Groff appear. On the other hand, they also steal camera Jessica henwick (Iron fist) and the star actors of this film series, that is, Keanu reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
The official trailer of The Matrix Resurrections will debut on social networks next Thursday, September 9, at 8:00 a.m. (Central Mexico time).
The film is directed by Lana Wachowski. Its theatrical release is scheduled for December 22, 2021.
The entry First images of The Matrix Resurrections: «The decision is yours» was published first in Cinema PREMIERE.