If you’re one of those people who loved all of The Matrix movies (okay, or at least a couple of them), and especially Agent Smith, have we got some good news for you. Fans will be happy to hear that Australian actor Hugo Weaving has reprised his role of the mysterious agent.
Well, sort of.
Okay, so it’s not a new Matrix movie, but fans can still get to see Agent Smith again. Weaving is appearing in a new GE commercial for software and other medical equipment that is designed to make patient care better in hospitals. Hit the jump to check out the commercial.
In the commercial, Weaving is back as Smith and up to all of his old tricks. Luckily though, this computer virus in a black suit is actually using his powers for good this time. We see Smith duplicating himself to demonstrate the various ways that GE is making innovations in the medical field and explaining how this will help patients who visit hospitals outfitted with the new equipment.
Watching the commercial, it’s kind of hard to believe that the last Matrix movie was filmed about 10 years ago. Weaving is spot-on in his rendition of Smith and it feels like we’re almost in one of the movies as we watch it. GE did a pretty good job with the special effects and even the coloring of the commercial is quite similar to that of the original films. There are plenty of references to The Matrix throughout the commercial, including Smith offering a little boy the choice between a red lollipop or blue lollipop at the end of his visit to the doctor.