It’s not a spoiler to say that Jonathan Groff appears as Agent Smith, the primary villain of the first three films, but I think Resurrections would have been better served with him as the main antagonist (unfortunately, I can’t specify who ends up being Resurrections’ chief baddie). As any Broadway or Netflix fan will tell you, Groff is an incredible actor, and his interpretation of Smith has the potential to be as engaging as Hugo Weaving’s. The true villain and their paint-by-numbers plan isn’t nearly as interesting as anything that Smith could come up with. I wouldn’t necessarily ask for a sequel to Resurrections, but if Smith were the focus, I’d watch the hell out of it.
Director: Lana Wachowski
Writers: Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell, Aleksander Hemon
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Rated: R for violence and some language