What's the deal with Keanu Reeves being the go to guy for live action anime films?
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Posted 5/7/11
I know being in the Matrix made him hugely successful but i can't help but scratch my head over the thought of him playing possibly Spike for C.B. or Kaneda for Akira.

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Posted 5/7/11
He is likable and that's why people (I assume) enjoy watching him.

But he can't act.

He did an okay job as Constantine, but he wasn't as charasmatic and cheeky like Constantine in the Hellblazer comics. He's just too calm and I think they need someone energetic to play Keneda (and young).

I saw him in Dracula, he was just awful.

Let the US filmakers do what they want, they're rich and they can do what they want, they don't give a shit what the fans think.
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Posted 5/7/11
He is HOT.

But no, he shouldn't touch Spike. No one should, actually.
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Posted 5/7/11
Yeah he's not the best actor, but I could see him as Spike, but not as Kaneda.
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He's the best actor that can't act. A guy who doesn't have much facial expressions which Spike and Neo both share. Like Belle from twilight... all the way
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Posted 5/7/11
I heard he was gonna be Spike in the lie action Cowboy Bebop. Thing it, Spike was laid back, but Keanu is...just not. That face might kill it. But then again, I don't even watch American remakes, so I don't give a shit :<
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Posted 5/7/11
Cowboy Bebop is my FAVORITE anime ever..i juz can't picture as Spike..maybe he can be Shino if there was a Naruto film but Spike....wellllllT_T...i mean he might look like this:

LMAO
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Posted 5/7/11

Han_Solo wrote:


He did an okay job as Constantine, but he wasn't as charasmatic and cheeky like Constantine in the Hellblazer comics. He's just too calm and I think they need someone energetic to play Keneda (and young).



I thought he did a decent passable job as Constantine....barely passable. But to even consider him being in Akira? Cowboy Bebop? Do U.S. Hollywood execs have that much expendable money on their hands?
Posted 5/14/11
He's a one dimensional actor, I can't seem him playing Kaneda or Spike at all.
Posted 5/14/11
He's really cute, but I see him as a average actor. I can't picture him playing Spike or Akira either. I wonder why Hollywood is even messing with something so awesome like Cowboy Bebop in the first place.
Posted 5/14/11
omg i totally agree xP

he's great and all but not that great ya know?
but i guess film makers just get this vibe...off of him o.o
i dunnoe xD
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Posted 5/14/11
Thought he was pretty poor in Constantine even before I'd read the Hellblazer comics. Haven't seen Akira (shock, horror!) but from what I remember of Cowboy Bebop I really can't see Reeves as Spike at all.
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Posted 5/14/11
Appearance is one of the main criteria choosing a character in live-action adaptations and Keanu Reeves fit the bill for the Spike Spiegel role.

Still, it's hard to picture him as a laid-back and sarcastic bounty hunter. Oh yeah, his low tone voice probably doesn't fit the character too!
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