The Matrix Resurrections is not as innovative nor original as the first film. Not even close, but it is passable entertainment. Mostly. The beginning is too slow, but once it gets going, the action is entertaining but repetitive with what we have already seen. Fortunately, the film throws around a few new ideas, which was just enough to make me glad that I saw it.
The initial part follows a resurrected Neo as the creator of the video game trilogy called "The Matrix". He is having breaks with "reality" where he thinks that The Matrix is something real that he has experienced before. The movie is so "self-aware" that it borders on self-parody. Also, a seemingly compassionate psychiatrist, played brilliantly by Neil Patrick Harris, is trying to keep Neo suppressed, which is an overdone concept in movies and TV shows. Total Recall comes to mind.
Then Neo is rescued, and the film starts to feel like a retread. It is always echoing past scenes while giving us new wrinkles on the story.