Monday, August 27, 2007

Keanu Barada Nikto

It appears that Keanu Reeves will star in a remake of the classic science-fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still. Given Reeves' apparent air-headedness and very limited acting range---he seems to only be able to play himself, more-or-less*---I can't help but think that a better title for the remake would be the same that of one of my favorite episodes of Futurama: The Day the Earth Stood Stupid. I also can't help but ask, who ordered that?

* I hasten to point out that Reeves is perfect for roles like Ted "Theodore" Logan and Thomas "Neo" Anderson,** where his character is meant to be confused and ignorant of the situation. In roles like these, all this is required is that Reeves look puzzled and give the canine head tilt.
** But only in the first Matrix film.


  1. "...canine head tilt..." Heh. I'm never going to be able to watch my dogs do their head tilts again without thinking of Keanu.

  2. Actually, as I think about it, because Keanu plays confused so well, he might make a good alien.