‘The Matrix 4’ Reveals Innovative First Look at Keenu Reeves, Yahya Abdul-Matin II
Ahead of the launch of the first trailer for “The Matrix Reservations” on Thursday, Warner Bros. has launched an innovative website featuring an interactive and wide-ranging look at the new installment of the 22-year-old franchise.
On WhatIsTheMatrix.com, users are greeted with a simple selection first presented in 1999’s “The Matrix”: click on the blue bullet and stick to the reality you’ve known all your life; Click on the red bullet and signal that you are ready to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
In the context of the teaser, each selection presents users with two different angles on the central story in “Resurrection” (as the audience first teased during CinemaCon in August). Kenyu Reeves is back in the Neo Matrix, taking blue pills and watching a therapist played by Neil Patrick Harris until the man portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Matin II steps into Neo’s life and realizes that his reality is just a mirage.
Users who click on the blue tablet hear a voiceover with Harris’ character saying, “You’ve lost your ability to recognize reality from the imagination,” before asking the user to accept that their reality is real because the current time on the screen is glowing. And Harris reads it aloud, saying, “Anything else is just your mind playing tricks on you.”
In contrast, users who click on the red bullet hear Abdul-Matin’s voice telling them that they believe it is the present time पुन्हा again, Abdul-Matin is eagerly reading time aloud “” it cannot be further from the truth. “
In either case, a series of quick-cut shots from “Resurrection” flashes across the screen every time a user clicks on a tablet, the footage changes slightly.