Keanu Reeves = Super....Dude ??

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  1. TonyD

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,62992,00.html
    well i found this link over at the dc boards for superman threads.
     
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    i can just see it. when he discovers he can fly.

    "whoah.."

    when he discovers x-ray vision.


    "whoah.."

    when he discovers all his other powers.

    "whoah.."
     
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    I can't see this happening. It's hard to imagine one actor simultaneously being cast in two major series like Superman and The Matrix.
     
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    I think this could work. I am in the same camp as Vickie-Keanu isn't a world-beater, but he can perform at an acceptable level. In fact, as I think about it, I think Keanu would make a great bumbling Clarke Kent.

    Bruce
     
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    I'm not the biggest Keanu fan... he has a long way to go to make up for Bram Stoker's Blacula... but in the right role, under the right director, he can work pretty well.
    Personally, I'd like to see Wallace Shawn as Lex Luthor and Fyvush Finkel as Brainiac. Just imagine the possibilities...! [​IMG]
     
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    Keanu as Clark?
    No thank you!
    I'd much prefer an unknown! [​IMG]
     
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    Count me in as a Keanu defender.
    This man gets a bad rap here in the forum and it's unjustified IMO.
    "Whoa", "Dude", "Excellent!" aren't the only words he knows, that's becoming a cliche about him and frankly i'm sick of hearing it. He usually conforms beautifully to each role he takes. In the Bill & Ted films, he was supposed to be a california dude, he did it well. In The Devils Advocate he was suppsed to be a lawer torn by evil, he did it well. In Speed he was supposed to be a cop trapped in a desparate and deadly situation, he did it VERY well.
    For the types of roles he's given, they usually suit him perfectly.
    That said, I just don't know about him as Superman. But he could be good, who knows?
     
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    I can see that, but we shouldn't hold that against him should we? That's just the way he talks. He sounds fine to me anyway.
     
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    That's just my point, he sounds the way he does, AND IMO he gives decent performances for the types of roles he does.

    It's not about hurting his feelings, it's about holding something against him that he has no control over.
     
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    To studios, it all comes down to box office, and if THE MATRIX sequels do the business of the first one, Keanu may be given first denial option as his star will be on the rise then. But I've been wrong before and will be wrong again, so don't hold me to it! [​IMG]
     
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    I've seen most of Keanu Reeves' films, and I have to say I disagree with any statement that he's a good actor. He isn't, in my opinion. None of his performances have been remotely convincing; he has the emotional range of a frying pan.

    Films like The Matrix are good despite Reeves' involvement. I would be very disappointed if he were cast as Superman, as he's so obviously unsuitable for the role.

    Adam
     
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    I've no problem with Keanu, I just think this story is nonsense. "My sources tell me........" Your sources? You work for Fox News, gimme a break.
     
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    If Keanu is Superman, I'd laugh and then vow to never see the film.
     
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    Is that electric or just a regular frying pan?[​IMG]
    Crawdaddy
     
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