12/8/03

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves specializes in one role, and that is The Surfer. No matter how high the wave, or how violent the waters, The Surfer always manages to ride it out.  He doesn't choose the wave, or the moment, or cause anything to happen; it all happens to him, and he simply rides it out with this serene look on his beautiful face.

That's what Reeve's career's built on--The Surfer's look.  From Bill and Ted to Point Break to Speed to Little Buddha to the Matrix movies, when climax time comes he flashes that look, and all is well.  That look has been interpreted as everything from the beginning of a retard's comprehension to a disicple's disillusionment to a police officer's realization (of a bomber's REAL trick) to Enlightenment to a man's epiphany that he is The One. The only thing that varies is the nature and intensity of the wave The Surfer rides, from film to film--from Death to villainous guru to mad bomber to the world as we know it to a worldwide computer.  It's his one trick, and his one genius is to build a career out of that trick.

12 comments:

prettie414ap said...

Also the fact, as old as he is, he still looks good. :) Him along with Johnny Depp... *sigh*

noelbotevera said...

You know they say Keanu is gay, right?

prettie414ap said...

He's bisexual... There are no gay hockey players...

noelbotevera said...

There are few true bisexuals. That's according to David Ehrenstein, gay film critic. Michael Caine's one, he claims.

prettie414ap said...

Keanu is another... :P I'm telling you there are no gay hockey players...

noelbotevera said...

So a man being bisexual doesn't stop you feeling some attraction for him? Hm.

prettie414ap said...

No.. Why should it? At least he likes women... Well, technically both.. A team player like that. I still think he's cute and rocks. A good hockey player too... I saw him play once..

noelbotevera said...

It's that "technically both." I don't feel comfortable with the possibility that he might go for me instead of you.

But what do I know about men?

prettie414ap said...

Rather you than someone else.. ;) Speaking of which, I don't know what you look like exactly... You know what I look like.. Do you have a pic?

noelbotevera said...

I'll have to scrounge for an appropriately frightening photo.

prettie414ap said...

I saw Something's Gotta Give. Very funny movie. Of course, Keanu still looks cute although my mom still thinks he's gay.. I told her my theory and just looked at me. Even my dad said there are no gay hockey players...

noelbotevera said...

Something's got to give, and it'll probably be this movie. What with a limited budget and schedule, I'll probably have to skip this one.