The Matrix Resurrections’ cast includes a few familiar faces, but most of them are new characters created long after the original trilogy. The world they live in has changed in the sixty years since Revolutions‘ events, although not as much as it appears at first glance.
Now that machines and humans aren’t at war with each other anymore, their motivations have changed, making it harder to classify them according to hateability. Still, several characters in Resurrections make decisions that fly against logic, common sense, or even basic decency, making them targets of contempt from viewers.
8 Niobe Turns Into A Shell Of Her Former Self
Niobe is an essential part of Zion’s revolt against the machines, playing her role as a hovercraft pilot with a level of skill and precision unmatched by any other. Following Neo’s “death,” Morpheus is offered the reins of humanity, but his vision diverges from that of Niobe, who proceeds to form a separate faction consisting of both people and machines living in symbiosis.
Unfortunately, given her age and experiences, Niobe casts doubts on Neo’s efficacy and has him imprisoned. This act proves that IO’s staunch leader is terrified of change, although she does break her self-imposed rules later on.
7 Gwyn De Vere’s Glib Charm Is Neither Effective Nor Convincing
Played by Christina Ricci, the character known as Gwyn de Vere may or may not be human. Regardless of her nature, she is a metaphor for the world outside the Matrix, perhaps even a reference to the executives who allowed the fourth installment to be developed.
Gwyn drones on about “keyword associations” and future sequels while implying that the most important factor in adding sequels to an established franchise is “originality.” Gwyn’s glib charm isn’t as convincing as she expects it to be.
6 The Modal Agents Don’t Exist, But They’re Still Eminently Hateable
The Agents are the main antagonists in the original trilogy, although Smith takes over their functions (and their core algorithms) after being “exiled” from the Matrix. After Neo instills the Truce, however, the system deletes most of its Agents because their existence becomes practically obsolete.
The Agents only appear in Neo’s so-called Modal, a cordoned-off space within his video game where they continue to cycle, on loop, through the opening sequence of the first movie. These Agents technically don’t exist, but they are nevertheless hateable by principle.
5 Chad’s Mannerisms Clearly Betray His Lack Of Genuine Affection
Trinity is reintegrated into the Matrix, creating a rich but ultimately unsatisfactory backstory for her character. She becomes a married woman named Tiffany, who adores motorcycles almost as much as her three children.
Also included is her “husband,” Chad, a human/Program whose sole purpose seems to be repressing the Trinity hidden within Tiffany. His mannerisms and demeanor betray his lack of affection towards his alleged wife, which explains why his “death” is met with cheers and applause from the audience.
4 The Merovingian Is Somehow More Aggravating Than Before
The Merovingian was one of the more fascinating villains in Matrix Reloaded, particularly for his eccentric and borderline human tastes in art, fine dining, and social protocol. It is unclear what happens to him in the trilogy, but he returns in Resurrections, portraying a gaunt, impoverished version of himself.
The Merovingian, six decades after his humiliating loss, remains as comically aggravating as ever. This time, however, he unleashes random spurts of word salad, including choice phrases like “Face-Zucker-suck,” The Merovingian also hints that there might be more to their “sequel franchise spinoff.”
3 Agent Smith Wants Neo Dead (But Also Not Really)
Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith framed his dialogues without urgency, delicately measuring out his hatred for humanity with every word of condescension. He believes that people are nothing more than disease vectors, that the only solution was the total annihilation of the species.
Smith’s reformed identity as Neo’s boss in Resurrections isn’t as chaotic as his former self, but he’s considerably narcissistic, referring to himself as “even more perfect” than earlier. Unfortunately, new Smith’s mixed feelings for Neo aren’t resolved in the movie.
2 Jude Gallagher’s Devious Motivations Are Exposed By Bugs
The latest edition of the Matrix, as constructed by the Analyst, contains semi-minor Programs called “bots,” which populate the system disguised as ordinary people. These entities are everywhere, making it next to impossible to avoid AI surveillance.
Jude Gallagher, Neo’s self-titled pal, turns out to be a “handler Program,” an advanced bot created to keep tabs on the prime target. Neo eventually realizes Jude’s devious motivations, which consequently help him evade machine scrutiny.
1 The Analyst Is Smug, Obnoxious, & Thoroughly Unpleasant
The Analyst becomes, for all practical purposes, the new leader of the machines when he forcefully seizes control from the Architect. He proceeds to delete both the Architect and the Oracle from his supposedly superior version of the Matrix, and reincarnates Neo and Trinity into super-charged batteries in order to maintain the exorbitant quantities of power required by the machines.
The Analyst claims to report to unknown authority figures, although his smug personality tends to rub everyone, especially viewers, the wrong way. He flips between meaningless sadism and brutal honesty, which makes him far more dangerous than any Program in the Matrix.
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