Resurrections Nails Neo & Trinity’s Story (Even More Than 1999’s Matrix)

Neo and Trinity are back in The Matrix Resurrections, and the film gets to the heart of their relationship better than any other film in the series.

Neo and Trinity’s relationship is central to The Matrix Resurrection, and the movie executes it better than any other movie in the franchise. Neo and Trinity have been core characters of The Matrix series, since the franchise began with the original from 1999, the two played by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Both repeat their roles in Resurrections, and their relationship takes on a different but appropriate context.

Trinity was one of the human resistance fighters who helped free Neo from the Matrix in the original. Resurrections reverses that dynamic by having both of their memories erased when reconnected, with Neo helping to free her after he’s awakened again. While this makes their relationship more non-linear than it has ever been, it also highlights their romance as an essential element of the series more than ever.


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While Neo and Trinity worked side by side The Matrix, their romance did not flourish before Trinity kissed Neo at the end. This led to Neo’s resuscitation after being killed by Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving). The matrix reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions fully established Neo and Trinity as a couple in Zion. However, outside of a love scene in Reloaded, their romance was still secondary while Trinity’s death scene in Revolutions the infamous lasted far too long.

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Resurrections, on the other hand, is about Neo and Trinity being a power couple in the literal sense. As explained by the analyst (Neil Patrick Harris), Neo and Trinity are reinserted into the matrix because of the energy they generate while they are nearby. As Neo tries to free Trinity, the film’s theme becomes the pain they experience by being just out of each other’s reach, until Trinity finally regains his memory.

To their common surprise, when they jump from a skyscraper together, it is Trinity, not Neo, who stops them both with Trinity’s newfound ability to fly. This leads to the final scene of Resurrections, where Neo and Trinity promise the analyst that they will recreate the Matrix together before flying to the sky, hand in hand.

Throughout Resurrections, the romance of Neo and Trinity is clearly shown as the core of the story. The film is not even as focused on Neo’s own reawakening as it gets through relatively quickly, as it’s about reuniting him and Trinity. Nobody else Matrix movies make the point so definitive that they bring out the best in each other, literally in the last act. Neo and Trinity have been both human allies and romantic partners on an equal footing throughout The Matrix franchise. still, The Matrix Resurrection emphasizes the importance of their romance, and even closes on a shot that symbolizes the meaning of it.

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