I recently read a review for John Wick 2, which was deemed as a “Visual Celebration of Violence”.
I am a long time fan of Keanu Reeves but I in the midst of the chaos we are living as a society I found the box office success bitter sweet and a reflection of the misguided modern values.
The review also mentioned that John Wick had restored the devaluated image of the actor to the Matrix’s glory days. Even I can agree that The Matrix broke the mold of action movies when it came out in addition to a whole new possible idea of why we are here.
The fact that the reviewer would doubt Keanu’s success as an actor with 51 movies under his belt makes me wonder who’s not seeing the whole picture him or the public.
Keanu in my eyes have proved to be an eclectic and great actor since his early movies like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and rising to the occasion along side Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasions, Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate and a blonde Patrick Swayze in Point Break.
I am not naïve enough not to know that action movies have changed so much that Speed would probably be rated G by now. Still, I can’t be totally happy with his regained status as an Action Star.
I would take the Keanu of The Lake House, Something’s Gotta Give and The Replacements any day of the week. The first kiss in the bar scene is quite possibly my all my time favorite movie kiss. Quick update, I just watched it again looking for the link for the posting. It’s official it is my favorite movie kiss of all time.