When The Matrix was released in theaters in 1999, it blew away critics and audiences alike with how it pushed the envelope. The impact it has left on cinema is so vast, that almost every action movie made since then has had some inspiration from what the Wachowskis brought to the table.
Sadly, the two sequels that followed: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions failed to reach the heights of the original film. But even with that, the influence of the first film transcends the final product of these two sequels.
Now, it looks like Warner Bros. is planning on returning to the world that the Wachowskis created. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a reboot of the franchise is in the works, with screenwriter Zak Penn in talks to write the treatment for the film.
While promoting his newest film John Wick: Chapter Two, Keanu Reeves was asked about whether or not he would return to the franchise. He responded that he would return if the Wachowskis were to return to the directors’ chair. However, according to THR, it looks like WB is planning on finding a new director and star.
What do you guys think? Do you want to a reboot of The Matrix? Would you rather have the Wachowskis return to direct and have Reeves return as well? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to follow Heroic Hollywood for more news regarding The Matrix and more!
Every DC Comics Theatrical Movie, Ranked From Worst To Best
The film legacy of DC Comics should never be understated, even as the maturing superhero genre continues to follow more diverse paths of success through comic book characters beyond DC’s iconic catalogue.
But not all DC movies are created equal, and there’s merit to reflecting on how these films measure up against one another as the DCEU approaches its fourth movie in the form of a solo Wonder Woman (and the crowd said, finally). This list attempts to do just that by holding every DC movie released in theaters to a consistent set of worthwhile standards, including the quality of the film itself, the onscreen performances, cultural relevance (both within and outside of box office considerations), overall impact, contributions to the genre at large, and originality.
Put more simply, a movie on this list won’t trump another on ticket sales, alone (or at all). But perhaps you’ll find an experimental DC film getting the leg up over another that is slightly more formulaic and unremarkable, despite being remembered fondly.
For obvious reasons, it’s perfectly alright to disagree with this list, but keep in mind that expecting it to coincide with your personal opinions and observations will only leave you disappointed. That said, be sure to offer your own arguments and lists in the comments for others to weigh their opinions against, because…well, why not?
Let’s start with the worst of the DC films (not an easy task), which is: