How To Watch The Matrix Resurrections At Home

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The long-awaited "The Matrix Resurrections" is almost here, arriving in theaters in the U.S. on December 22, 2021, just in time for Christmas. In fact, the cast even wants to wish everyone a happy MatriXmas. But what should you do if you can't make it to the local cineplex to check out Lana Wachowski's return to the Matrix? Thankfully, there's a way to take the red pill and follow Neo down the rabbit hole from the comfort of your couch.

Same-Day Streaming on HBO Max

If you want to dive deep into the world of the Matrix again from your living room, kitchen, or wherever else you have a streaming device, then that power is yours through the HBO Max app. While there is a free version of the streaming service, access to "The Matrix Resurrections" will require a paid plan, so plan ahead. HBO Max no longer offers free trials for new subscribers, but at $14.99 per month, you're still looking at a price that's comparable to a movie ticket and a bucket of popcorn. Not only will you have access to "The Matrix Resurrections" when it debuts on the streaming service on December 22, 2021, but you'll also be able to stream the rest of the HBO Max library, which includes the DCEU, a Turner Classic Movies collection, and all of the Adult Swim content you could ever ask for. The streamer is even offering a deal for fans who want to sign up in time for "The Matrix Resurrections," offering four months for $49.99 along with a free "Matrix" beanie. While supplies last, of course. 

"The Matrix Resurrections" will be available on HBO Max the same day as in theaters as part of HBO's day-and-date release strategy created in the wake of COVID-19. Many people still aren't comfortable returning to theaters so this provides them with the chance to safely see one of the year's biggest blockbusters. It should be noted, however, that the day-and-date releases for Warner Bros. will be disappearing altogether in 2022. 

Catch Up on the Trilogy Before Resurrections

While we know "The Matrix Resurrections" isn't a traditional sequel, it will still heavily reference the three films that came before it: "The Matrix" (1999), "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003), and "The Matrix Revolution" (2003). Fans who want a refresher on the first three films before checking out "Resurrections" are in luck, because all three movies are streaming on HBO Max. The incredible animated spin-off anthology, "The Animatrix" (2003), is also available on the streaming service for fans who want to dive even deeper into the existential cosmic weirdness of the "Matrix" universe. 

Get out your black leather trenchcoats and your tiny sunglasses and get ready to enjoy "The Matrix Resurrections" from the comfort of your own home on December 22, 2021.