Keanu Has A Dark Side

Universal like looking at past glory don’t they? Back in the golden days of Hollywood we had the Universal monsters, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and The Mummy, all of which have been modernized by blockbuster junky Stephen Sommers . Now it seems like Universal are taking another stab at things by breathing new life into the story of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.

I hear you all ask with inquisitive voices “what kind of overly talented and range filled actor could portray such a complex, deep and tortured character as this?” The answer is Keanu Reeves. No joke people, this is my serious face (although I’d be worried if you could see my face).

Having just slated Reeves, I have to say I don’t actually mind the guy, I think he’s done well in a number of roles and others in which he was badly miscast he tried his best at. As much as it didn’t get the best reviews, I am a fan of the Constantine movie and if Neo himself can pull off a similar performance, I know I’ll be happy at least.

The previous time we saw the Dr. turn into the Mr. in a big movie was back in 2003 with the huge waste of a franchise that was The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (poorly marketed as LXG and The League). The film flopped big time and had terrible reviews all over the board, even though Jason Flemyng who played the split personalty monster is a good actor, not even he could save this film. Lets hope Keanu and Universal can pull something out of the hat for us this time round.

On a totally separate thought, I really think a reboot/remake of LXG could be good. Had a interesting premise but the outcome was just plain bad.

Until next time my evil minions.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.



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