According to actor Neil Patrick Harris, Matrix 4 didn’t feel like a blockbuster when filming. Matrix 4, or as we think it will be called Matrix: Resurrections is being directed by Lana Wachowski. Wachowski co-directed the three previous Matrix films with her sister Lilly, but is helming solo in this fourth entry.
Other than the obvious roles of Neo and Trinity, we don’t know who anyone else is playing in Matrix 4. Though, I’ll be completely shocked if Neil Patrick Harris isn’t playing an Agent at this point. Harris recently discussed Matrix 4 with Variety. Though, the actor was not in a revealing mood about any plot details (understandably), he did speak about how surprised he was by the shoot.
“It didn’t feel large because it felt like she was in her sweet spot, which was filming on the fly, filming using natural light. Sometimes you’d sit around for an hour waiting for the clouds to clear, and then you’d quickly film. You’d film pages at a time in 30 minutes and then be done.” He adds, “You would think that a giant movie would be 100% storyboarded, animatics, and we’d be checking off shots. I think she lived that before three times over, and I would suspect that she wants to do things her own way now. It wasn’t often that you felt that you were doing something gigantic because she made it feel very intimate.”
I guess as Harris says, Wachowski has been through this three times already with the Matrix, plus others. This time around she is clearly deciding to do things differently. One hopes more like the original Matrix which was lightning in a bottle, and less like those self indulgent and bloated sequel movies. I don’t know where Lana and Lilly’s minds were going with The Matrix: Reloaded, but Matrix: Revolutions was an awful movie from start to finish.
Does anyone else also worry a little about Harris in this? I like Neil Patrick Harris, don’t get me wrong, but what I love about him is his overacting style. Harris works best in out there projects or comedies for me. I worry about Harris doing an Agent Smith impression which just borders on campy. I could be wrong about Harris’ role in Matrix 4, but…who am I kidding, he’s an Agent for sure.
So Matrix 4 didn’t feel like a blockbuster to film. The importnat part though, is whether it feels like a blockbuster film to watch. I have my doubts, but I’ll likely still be in theaters come release date, like a sucker.
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