The beauty of cinema, as with all art, is how different we can all interpret it, and bring our own distinct experiences to the table that color how we see a movie.
Healthy debate about a movie is a wonderful thing, though there are also cases where a large subset of viewers simply get the wrong end of the stick – a stick that is not as ambiguous or up for debate as they might think.
These 10 recent movie scenes split and polarized all audiences who could not quite agree on what they were actually saying, even though there is clearly one answer that stands high among the rest as the right one.
From seemingly “sequel-baiting” endings that actually do nothing of the sort, to symbolic images that should not be taken seriously, and characters that are not quite as dead as one might assume, these 10 movie scenes were all wild misinterpreted by many.
It certainly does not mean that you are stupid if you have misunderstood any of these scenes – one lot of people did, and given the techniques the filmmakers used in each case, it’s easy to understand why …
The Matrix Resurrections concludes with Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) discovering her own One-like abilities and paying a visit to the villainous analyst (Neil Patrick Harris) along with Neo (Keanu Reeves).
They inform him the analyst that they, as the Matrix’s ultimate power couple, will rebuild it in their own image and immediately fly out into the sky together. The end.
Many viewers quite understandably assumed that the ending was a sequel to launching a new trilogy of Matrix films, even though it could not be further from the truth.
While making press for the film, Lana Wachowski was adamant that this would be her last Matrix film, and the film itself does not suggest so subtly that she only came back to make it because Warner Bros. otherwise would restart it without her.
This was Lana’s last big blockbuster swing in terms of its looks and certainly as far as The Matrix is concerned, and given that Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves have made their loyalty to Wachowski’s clear, it’s extremely hard to believe that they would return without sisters involved.
While it’s at least easy to understand why some thought the end of Resurrections helped make more movies with Trinity and Neo, the best you can hope for is a reboot sometime in the future. At least it’s already got the perfect title – The Matrix Rebooted.