Spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections and your complete franchise
Through the vacation weekend, I watched The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth installment to a franchise I believed had come to an finish within the early 2000s. I nonetheless don’t know the way I really really feel in regards to the movie, driving someplace between “that’s a cool idea,” “that is now a Bugs stan account,” “can Yahya preserve dressing like this please” “how do Keanu and Carrie-Anne nonetheless have a lot chemistry collectively,” and “what within the hell is everybody speaking about proper now?”
Did I like The Matrix Resurrections? I actually don’t know, however what I do know is that this: not since this yr’s Single All The Way have I seen a chunk of media unapologetically embrace ao3 fanfic tags.
Not solely is The Matrix Resurrections a espresso store AU, however Neo and Trinity shake palms and really feel one thing acquainted after they contact, resulting in a conclusion the place the tragic canon ending of their story will get rewritten to allow them to, I child you not, flying round within the sky through the facility of affection.
Let me clarify in probably the most “ao3 fanfic synopsis” means I might probably give you.
The Espresso Store AU
Thomas and Tiffany are two bizarre espresso drinks who frequent the identical espresso store, “Simulatte.” Thomas, a soft-spoken developer for the breakout online game sequence, The Matrix, takes a liking to Tiffany. Sadly, Tiffany is a fortunately(?) married girl and a mom of two rambunctious youngsters.
Even so, one thing about Thomas has her coming again to him. Thomas is definitely keen on her ardour for bikes in contrast to her bland vanilla husband, who fails to see the 90s (and present day) enchantment of such a nasty bitch on a motorbike.
Is there one thing brewing between Thomas and Tiffany? Or will they proceed to lengthy for one another, one frappe at a time?
It’s only a sport … or is it?
There’s one thing about Tiffany that feels acquainted to Thomas, however he can’t work out what it’s. She bears a putting resemblance to his online game character, Trinity, and it’s starting to blur the road between fiction and actuality. Now that Thomas and the opposite sport builders within the firm are being compelled to make a brand new installment of The Matrix (thanks Warner Bros.), he’s spending much more time fascinated with Neo, Trinity, and the sport world he created.
His therapist says that he’s simply seeing issues, that he’s working so laborious that he thinks the sport is invading his actual life, however Thomas can’t deny the heat he felt when he shook Tiffany’s hand. Is there one thing extra between them?
However they had been (resurrected) soulmates …
After taking THE crimson capsule, Thomas realizes that he’s “The One” generally known as Neo. A savior to a whole individuals, Thomas is making an attempt to make sense of the life he thought he made up in his online game. Struggling to grasp what actually is “the reality,” issues take a flip when he realizes that Tiffany is, the truth is, Trinity, the girl he fell in love with a few years in the past.
How is that this doable when each of them died? Did somebody carry them again, and in that case, who? And for what function? He doesn’t have a lot time to seek out out as a looming risk approaches, one which intends to take Trinity away from him once more.
However possibly Trinity needs to be taken away. Perhaps she needs to be oblivious to the “actual” world. What’s going to she select to do?
Determination made, Neo and Trinity discover themselves being hunted down by a system that seeks to tear them aside. The final time the 2 had been collectively it ended with each of them dying, however nobody has any plans of dying as we speak. Neo and Trinity are a lot stronger collectively than they’re aside, harnessing an influence that may make any superpowered anime protagonist proud.
The 2 have been given a uncommon second probability, altering the unique narrative in favor of being collectively in the way in which they had been destined to be.
Whereas I nonetheless don’t know the way I really feel in regards to the film, I do know that fascinated with it as a “fix-it fic” brings me pleasure.
(Picture: HBO Max)
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