Would the new Neo & Trinity reboot actually work?
The Matrix Resurrections ends with Neo and Trinity vowing to remake The Analyst’s Matrix. What does it mean? And is a restart really possible?
Yes The Matrix 5 ever happened, would the rebooted sim of Neo and Trinity actually work, or was it The Matrix Resurrections a little too optimistic? Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity finally returned to their most famous franchise in 2021 The Matrix Resurrections. Set 60 years after Neo’s truce with the Machines, The Matrix Resurrections features a world rebuilt by Neil Patrick Harris’ villainous analyst, but when Neo and Trinity cast off their digital prison (again), the analyst’s power is shattered. Now both possessing One powers, the story ends with Neo and Trinity promising to remake the Matrix.
Whether or not The Matrix 5 ever happens is anyone guess. Senior officials at Warner Bros. remain publicly open to the idea, but Lana Wachowski has denied The Matrix Resurrections was conceived as the first chapter of an all-new trilogy. The fourth entry also performed poorly at the box office and drew mixed reviews. Yes The Matrix 5 eventually happens, however, Neo and Trinity’s efforts to recreate The Analyst’s Matrix could play a major role. Maybe a future sequel will trace their journey, or maybe The Matrix 5The plot would explore what comes next. Either way, huge question marks hang over what Neo and Trinity would actually look like remaking the Matrix…not to mention whether such a feat is even possible.
The Matrix Resurrections‘ The final scene between Neo, Trinity and The Analyst gives a strong clue as to what our protagonists will do next. Everyone’s favorite digi-couples aren’t scheming to finish the Matrix – simply free the minds enslaved there. Trinity jokingly suggests painting rainbows in the sky, to which Neo replies, “Just remind people what a free spirit can do. “This line confirms their intention to expose the true nature of the Matrix for all who are tuned in, leaving humans to choose between remaining in the realm of ones and zeros, or returning to reality – that old dilemma of the red pill or blue revisited. The analyst exploited “desire and fear“to achieve an unprecedented zero rejection rate, so when Neo says”change a few things“, he probably means modifying this framework to restore free will, ensuring that bluepills are not pushed and pushed into producing higher energy output.
Can Neo and Trinity really achieve these goals? Thanks to The Analyst, yes. How I Met Your Matrix is powered by source code from Neo and Trinity – so much so that the Machines (or “Suits” in The Matrix Resurrections) can’t even enable failsafe that will restore an older version of Matrix without them. Neo and Trinity’s prominence to the Analyst Matrix gives them (presumably both, though we only see Trinity do this) far greater power than The One in previous films. Trinity effortlessly kills and then resurrects The Analyst, and the aforementioned “rainbows” comment implies she could change the very color of the sky. By wielding this kind of power, freeing the spirits from the matrix should be quite easy, and no program sent by the suits would be strong enough to stop them. This is The Analyst’s price of ambition. The newcomer used Neo and Trinity to create the highest-grossing simulation yet, but the Machines effectively lose control of their own creation when the duo break free.
The greatest (and perhaps only) obstacle to the renovation of the RAM of Neo and Trinity is pointed out by The Analyst himself – human nature. The pernicious program believes its matrix gives the “sheep” what they want, and no matter how bad Neo and Trinity”to change things“, the wired humans will refuse release, seeking instead the analyst’s oppressed control of the world. According to his logic, Neo and Trinity can never truly win, because no matter how much they reshape and reshape the Matrix, they cannot not force people to swallow the red pill.
Yes The Matrix 5 never comes true, The Analyst’s ominous prediction means humans could be the sequel’s main enemy, as opposed to another clever computer program that loves the sound of its own voice. Yes The Matrix Resurrections‘ villain knows the mind of humanity as intimately as he claims, a bluepill faction would rise in resistance to Neo and Trinity’s Matrix renovation, desperately trying to prevent a redpill exodus for fear of losing their digital home for all time. Neo and Trinity may envision a land of sunshine and rainbows, but could their revolution spark a civil war in The Matrix 5?
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