Keanu Reeves & The Return of Realism?

Keanu Reeves has a really interesting film history.  He’s been in so many films, a lot of which did very well, but you would never consider him the strength of anything he’s done.  That’s fine, because he’s entirely likable, so I for whatever reason, root for him.  Also he was at the same restaurant as me at a friends birthday party and totally sang along to the happy birthday song for her, so that was cool.  Anyway, he’s starting to work on his directorial debut title The Man of Tai Chi.  It sounds like it will probably be an ass-kicking film, which I think he can do fine.  What I have seen however is that he is working on revolutionizing close quarters combat with a roving a camera.  Basically it looks like a giant camera rig that will be able to capture camera angles often left to CGI.  This is cool because it will be able to capture continuous shots from multiple angles without CGI or multiple cameras.

He’s got a small demo of it on youtube and it looks awesome.  I like that he’s taking steps for us to move back to practical effects in films.  We can all agree the practical effects do a much better job of immersing a viewer in the films world, than tons of CGI.  Hope it works for you Keanu!

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2 thoughts on “Keanu Reeves & The Return of Realism?

  1. peter says:

    I love the look of it so far. I really believe in Keanu, which is weird to say

  2. Dunn says:

    That is so cool, I’m thinking a lot of cameras will be punched though.

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