If all goes well, a new film in the "Matrix" series will hit our cinemas in about a year. At the end of 2021, the work, which is currently being filmed under sharp hygienic measures in Berlin, should flicker across the screens. Keanu Reeves promises that fans can expect revolutionary things again. Lana Wachowski has taken over the direction and has also written the script together with David Mitchell ("Cloud Atlas") and Aleksandar Hemon ("Sense8"). And it is exactly this script that should be decisive for whether "Matrix 4" will work or not. After all, the story was actually finished with "The Matrix Revolutions" 17 years ago (some might even argue that the ending would ideally be that of Part 1).
Part 2 in particular, and Part 3 as well, are often very harshly criticized (in some aspects, quite rightly so), yet Part 1 is still strong enough, over two decades after its theatrical release, to maintain the mythos of the cinematic series - and to make for some anticipation for Part 4. For those who want to celebrate that anticipation properly, Traian Suttles' book "Matrix-Liebe" (published by mainbook) comes highly recommended. Suttles, who has already devoted himself in detail to the subject of Sherlock Holmes in his book "Drogenrausch du Deduktion", here takes no less thorough a look at the three previous "Matrix" films. In the process, he seems to miss no detail, no matter how small, which leads to the fact that, as a simpler viewer of the films, one suddenly sees the trilogy with completely different eyes.
The book is written in a matter-of-fact, yet passionate manner. Suttles deals with the defining moments that were revolutionary for the time as well as on scenes that generated more negative reviews. He manages to show very well that "Matrix" made film history not only because of the first part, but as an overall construct. I myself have seen all three parts several times, plus numerous documentaries from the big DVD box set, and have also listened to various audio commentaries. Still, this book managed to make me discover many new facets to the series and think about some scenes in a whole new way.
And so, by reading the book, my conviction that a fourth part is not a particularly good idea has actually dissipated and given way to solid anticipation. If you want to shorten the wait for the new chapter in the "Matrix"-Shorten the wait, you don't have to take a red pill, you just have to pick up this very readable analysis of the films!
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp