07-03-08, 10:11 PM #1
"The Day The Earth Stood Still"
Yes. You have it. A Keanu Reeves remake.
07-03-08, 11:47 PM #2
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07-04-08, 01:33 AM #4
For a guy that can't act, he's been in some pretty good movies. The Matrix, The Devil's Advocate, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, the list goes on.
07-04-08, 01:39 AM #5
07-04-08, 02:27 AM #6
Well ....Originally Posted by Madanthonywayne
• First, the fact of being in good movies doesn't say much. Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton have both been in some pretty good movies.
• Second, sales don't mean a movie is good. The Matrix is an excellent example.
To the other, though Reeves might be a good pick for this film. As the trailer expresses, his character is not quite human. Since he's a robotic, two-dimensional (at best) actor, he has a chance to do well in this role. I wouldn't be surprised to see him play a Vulcan some day. Hollywood missed its chance to cast Christian Slater and Keanu Reeves in Spock and Kirk: The Early Years.
07-04-08, 03:23 AM #7
It's debatable whether Keanu Reeves should even be classed as an actor. Prop seems far more accurate.
Notice also the inclusion of a mixed-race child. I disagree strongly with this kind of product placement.
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07-04-08, 10:06 AM #11
Just a side note: If you ever saw him in The Gift, you'd realize that he is a solid actor but that his emotional range isn't as great as, say, Annette Benning. This does not a bad actor make him, just one who has to stick to certain roles. He does. And that's something to respect.
PS-- Tiassa, are you saying you did NOT like "The Matrix"????
07-04-08, 04:00 PM #12
And what about the Devil's Advocate? I love that movie. The way the devil tempts him yet allows him to make the choice at every point ultimately turning him against everyone he loves. The idea that the devil incarnate would be a lawyer (perfect). Even the ending was good. Keanu displaying the importance of free will in defeating Satan; but then Satan turning right around and using Keanu's vanity to trap him again.
And the movie had some great quotes:
John Milton: Free will, it is a bitch.
John Milton: Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.
Kevin Lomax: What about love?
John Milton: Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.
Kevin Lomax: What are you?
John Milton: Oh, I have so many names.
Kevin Lomax: Satan.
John Milton: Call me Dad.
John Milton: Let me give you a little inside information about God. God likes to watch. He's a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It's the goof of all time. Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow. Ahaha. And while you're jumpin' from one foot to the next, what is he doing? He's laughin' His sick, fuckin' ass off! He's a tight-ass! He's a SADIST! He's an absentee landlord! Worship that? NEVER!
Kevin Lomax: "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven", is that it?
John Milton: Why not? I'm here on the ground with my nose in it since the whole thing began. I've nurtured every sensation man's been inspired to have. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him, in spite of all his imperfections. I'm a fan of man. I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist.
John Milton: You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there?
John Milton: And as we're straddling from one deal to the next, who's got his eye on the planet, as the air thickens, the water sours, and even the bees' honey takes on the metallic taste of radioactivity? And it just keeps coming, faster and faster. There's no chance to think, to prepare; it's buy futures, sell futures, when there is no future.
John Milton: Your vanity is well-placed. Your son will sit at the head of all tables.
Kevin Lomax: The Anti-Christ?
John Milton: [laughing] Whatever...
07-04-08, 07:02 PM #13
Keanu Reeves was very good as a bad guy in THE GIFT.
He actually can act, but he should not play the hero, at least for a while. Probably 20 years of everyone telling you you are great and being 'packaged' is not good training and even damaging.
07-05-08, 05:30 AM #14
80% of the movies he's in have him playing the same character, some guy who looks and acts permanently confused. I always thought the whole idea behind acting is to be able to portray a variety of characters. He can act, so long as the character he's portraying doesn't require him to be anything but himself. I don't consider that acting, like DeepThought said that's just being a prop.
That aside I still liked some of the movies he's in. It works so long as they cast him into the narrow range he's defined for himself.
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