Do Neo and Trinity escape the Matrix?

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Well, you did. Whether you braved the rise in COVID cases and went to the movies or streamed it at home on HBO Max, you’ve returned to The Matrix watching Matrix resurrections. Maybe you liked it, maybe you hated it, or maybe you just sat there wondering, “What? Eh?”

Directed and co-written by Lana Wachowski, the fourth film in the Matrix franchise transports Neo and Trinity in a new kind of Matrix, which has been updated for the 2020s. As it has become something of an iconic gesture for them. Wachowski sisters, Matrix resurrections is a big swing. Lots of new characters and lots of new rules have been added to this already complicated cyberpunk universe, which takes place in a dystopian future where humanity is at war with artificial intelligence technology. If you’re not careful, you might miss some key plot details.

Don’t worry, Decider is here to help. Read on for Matrix resurrections summary of the plot, Matrix resurrections the ending explained, and if there is a Matrix resurrections post-credits scene.


The matrix 4 opens the way a lot The matrix (1999) did it: Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) kicks the ass when surrounded by police in an abandoned hotel. A hacker named Bugs (Jessica Henwick) watches the scene unfold and she is aware that it has already happened. But something is different with one of the agents who was dispatched after Trinity. Bugs realizes that this agent is a computer program version of Morpheus (played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Bugs tells this computer-Morpheus that Neo is not dead and that they need to release him from a new version of the Matrix.

In this new take on The Matrix, Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a modern day world famous video game designer. His most famous game is a game called, you guessed it, The matrix. He based the main character on himself, and the plot of the games is exactly the same as the first three Matrix movie theater. We learn that Thomas Anderson has trouble distinguishing his game from reality, suffers from psychotic episodes, and began seeing an analyst (Neil Patrick Harris) after trying to jump from the roof of his apartment building. The only thing that drives him is the pretty married woman who visits his cafe named Tiffany (Carrie-Anne Moss). Things start to go wrong again when his boss Smith (Jonathan Groff) tells him they need to make a fourth Matrix Game.

After an unsuccessful attempt to free Neo from this matrix, Bugs and the Computer-Morpheus manage to wake Neo. Just like in the first movie, he wakes up in a pod, but this time there’s only one other pod in the area. Neo knows it must be Trinity, who is also trapped in the new Matrix. Before he can save her, he’s taken away by a machine.

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Yes. Bugs introduces Neo to his crew, who all revere him as a hero. Everything that happened in his games, and in the first three films, happened in real life and it has been sixty years since Neo sacrificed himself to end the war between humans and the Sentinels ( that happened at the end of The matrix Revolutions). Things are different now: humans work with certain machines, which call themselves “synthians”. However, not all machines are on the human side. There was a mechanical civil war when resources ran out and the Sentinels are still evil. Plus, programs can take some sort of physical form in the real world now, so the Computer-Morpheus becomes a Silver Man.

Neo tells Bugs he wants to save Trinity. The bugs tell her that it will be extremely dangerous, but that she will help him try. Bugs takes Neo to the new human town, Io, to meet his old friend Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith in old age makeup). Niobe is now the General of Humans, working on ways to improve life in the post-apocalyptic world (like by growing strawberries). Niobe has apparently stopped trying to save the humans from the Sentinels because she wants to keep the peace in Io. A new “power” has spread, she says. Niobe tells Neo that Morpheus was elected leader after Neo’s death, but didn’t believe the new power was a threat, as he believed Neo had saved them all for good. It is implied that Morpheus’ denial led to his death and the destruction of Zion.

When Neo tells Niobe that he will try to save Trinity no matter what, she imprisons him, as she believes it will put the city in danger. Almost immediately, Bugs and his team bring Neo out. They enter the New Matrix to find Trinity and free her, but are confronted by Agent Smith (Groff), a program and Neo’s former nemesis, formerly played by Hugo Weaving. Smith explains that he is also trapped in this new Matrix, which was designed by The Analyst, aka Neo’s therapist. Plus, the Merovingian is there for some reason. Neo finds Trinity, but the analyst shows up and delivers a villainous monologue, explaining that he resurrected both Neo and Trinity. For the sake of gibberish, the analyst discovered that he could create a very efficient and energy-producing Matrix if he kept Neo and Trinity close to each other, but not actually together. When Trinity and Neo were actually together, “bad things happened.” But if it makes Neo and Trinity piss off each other, it makes the new Matrix work and keep people in their pods.

Working with a program named Sati (a little girl in previous films, now played by Priyanka Chopra Jonas), Neo, Bugs, and the others hatch a plan to extract Trinity’s body from her capsule. Sati’s father designed the pods that were used to resurrect Neo and Trinity, so she knows all about it. She says that Neo’s escape destabilized the new Matrix, and that it now only works on Trinity. There is a “fail-safe” that will reset the array to the previous version, but the analyst has stopped the reset. He believes that Neo will voluntarily return to The Matrix to save Trinity.

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Neo enters the Matrix to convince Trinity to leave, but it must be her choice or else she will die. Neo says if Trinity chooses to say in The Matrix, he will too. Of course, after a pretense, Trinity chooses to go with Neo. The analyst freezes time and is ready to kill Trinity, but before he can do so, he is attacked by Smith. Apparently, Neo leaving the Matrix also freed Smith. Smith and the analyst clash. The analyst tries to reach her cat, Deja Vu, implying that the cat is fail-safe, but before he can, Trinity and Neo reach out and touch each other. It seems to stop The Analyst, but Neo and Trinity are still attacked by hundreds of programs “swarming” in The Matrix.

Cornered on a roof, Neo and Trinity hold hands and jump off the roof together. They start to fall, but Trinity begins to fly and holds Neo back. Trinity says, “Goodbye,” flies off, and she and Neo leave the Matrix. They wake up, kiss and kiss in the real world. Yay!

In the film’s final scene, Neo and Trinity return to The Matrix and visit The Analyst. Trinity appears to wield unprecedented power – not only can she fly, but she is also able to slit the analyst’s throat and then resuscitate him with the snap of her fingers. The analyst tells Neo and Trinity that the suits tried to enable integrated security, but he knew it would be impossible without access to the “source code” of Neo and Trinity. (Because they’re no longer in the pods.) The analyst tells Neo and Trinity that they can remake the Matrix however they want, but the humans trapped inside will never leave because they love the comfort of being controlled.

Neo and Trinity tell the analyst that they intend to remake the Matrix and remind the humans trapped inside “what a free spirit can do.” Trinity thanks the analyst for giving them “another chance”, then the two lovebirds put on their sunglasses, fly away together, and the movie ends.


Yes. At the very end of the credits, there’s a short, silly scene that takes us back to the part of the movie where the executives were brainstorming ideas for The matrix 4 video game.

“The games are dead,” says one guy. “Story? Dead.”

Then he hits his colleague with the pitch: “Cat videos. What we need is a series of videos that we call “The Catrix”.

And that’s all. It’s just a little joke at the end of the movie, not a big one Matrix 5 installation. Always let them laugh, don’t you?

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