Some movies call for bad acting. It’s as simple as that. In the 80′s just about every other film made required bad acting of some sort. This century that ratio has dropped considerably but there’s still a time and a place for the best of bad acting.
This is where Keanu Reeves gets a raw deal. Sure, pretty boys like Leo DiCaprio spend all their time and energy concentrating on “good” acting, garnering critical acclaim and the respect of their peers. That’s all well and good, but that shit just doesn’t fly on a hungover afternoon.
Enter Keanu. The guy has been delivering the best of bad acting since the late 80′s. Johnny Utah is our generation’s Michael Corleone for one reason and one reason only: Keanu. When other so-called “actors” like DiCaprio don’t find roles “challenging” enough, Keanu swoops in and makes them pop culture phenomenon…
Could Leo have sold the “Shoot a Gun in the Air While Screaming” scene from Point Break?
How would Leo have reacted to “Pop quiz, hotshot”?
Yep. He would have shit his pants.
Could Leo have dropped a “Whoa” so profound that it would eventually lead to billion dollar box office?
Would Leo have understood the complexities of Ted “Theodore” Logan?
Nope. He would have totally mailed it in.
Could Leo have tossed a tight spiral, command a huddle, or introduce himself as Shane Falco with a straight face?
Of course not.
And it appears The Day the Earth Stood Still is going to be yet another fine example of Keanu stepping up to the plate when no one else was willing. Man are we stoked.
Can you imagine another actor coming close to pulling off “Your planet?” like Keanu does? From the trailer alone we’re led to believe that the earth may in fact not be our planet. There’s a good chance we’re making a trip to the local Imax in order to witness Keanu’s talents in all their glory. It’s pretty much the closest he’ll ever get to being recognized by the Academy.
The day we’re finally named movie execs at a major studio our first matter of business will be to green light a project starring Keanu and Nic Cage as federal agents attempting to thwart a terrorist attack on the Hawaiian Tropic Pageant. It’s gonna be a new classic.
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