"Shameless." "Ruined." "NOOOOOOOOOO!" As you have likely come to expect, the internet reacted like your great-great-grandmother confronted with a woman showing her calf -- with utter bafflement and revulsion.
The first Matrix was an extremely good movie. It was a hardcore, kickass action extravaganza, and it had deep intellectual and philosophical themes as well -- something few action movies can ever pull off. The sequels were two huge scoops of poop in your morning coffee. Do you remember The Architect and his nonsensical exposition? Could you even tolerate the Merovingian with that smug-ass look on his face? What about the idiotic Powder Twin vampire rave Calvin Klein dreadlock twats? Did you like those? No you didn't. The sequels are to the original what masturbating with a sandpaper glove and lemon juice lube is to sex.
No one knows anything about the would-be reboot. If Keanu Reeves was in it, would it even be a remake or a sequel? Are they making Star Wars-like prequels? Remember that the Matrix trilogy was supposed to take place during just one iteration of the Matrix. Neo was never "The One" -- he was just "That One." This could be a story before Neo, or maybe long after, or maybe it's the same thing told again, because remakes work. Not only do they make money, but they can also be good. Go watch Cronenberg's The Fly. Or The Thing. The Departed. Scarface. True Grit. Cape Fear. Dracula. A Fistful Of Dollars. There's a super long list of remakes that didn't turn into soul-crushing Ninja Turtle franchises.