Last December 2021, one of the most beloved science fiction sagas in the history of the Seventh Art returned to theaters: The Matrix. Besides, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returned as Neo and Trinity: what could go wrong?
Well, you might rather ask what went right. With a budget of 190 million dollars, Matrix Resurrections only managed to gross 156.5 million worldwide.. The hit at the US box office was spectacular: only 37.6 million.
Obviously, there are a couple of important factors to consider. For one thing, The Matrix Resurrections was hitting theaters just days after Spider-Man: No Way Home made its debut. Competing with that movie in the holiday season was a dangerous game that went wrong for Warner.
In addition, the studio itself contributed by throwing stones at its own roof. During 2021, in the United States, Warner Bros. films released simultaneously in theaters and HBO Max. If people already had doubts about the film, and could see it at her house, they did not especially invite her to go en masse to the theaters.
If you like series like Friends, The Sopranos or Game of Thrones, HBO Max has these and many more in its catalog.
In Spain, however, we have had to wait five months for Matrix Resurrections to reach HBO Max. It will be this Sunday, May 22, when the fourth installment of the franchise makes its debut in the platform’s catalog.
In addition to the problems already mentioned, Matrix Resurrections did not finish penetrating among the fans of the saga created by the Wachowskis. The tape, which he directed alone lana wachowskiit felt to many like a rehash that did not contribute anything truly transcendental to the story.
To give you an idea, Matrix Resurrections has the lowest rating of the franchise on IMDb, only 5.7. That note on a platform like IMDb is a very bad sign.
The question is, with more Spanish fans being able to see Matrix Resurrections from Sunday, will there be less debate about whether the film is a good or bad addition to the saga? What do you think?