Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Keanu Reeves vs A Squirrel

Cracked.com has got to be one of the best sites known to man.  Each time I click on one of their posts, I'm guaranteed to laugh myself until I pee, and sometimes worse.  While this post is not really about horror movies (though it does discuss Bram Stoker's Dracula), it does discuss one of the most terrifying things I've ever witnessed: Keanu Reeves attempting a British accent.  Below is an excerpt from The 4 Worst Fake Foreign Accents in Movie History for your reading enjoyment.  I dare you not to laugh out loud.

"Let's say that you had just been given the green light on a new biopic: Keanu Reeves: An Inexplicable Career and your two choices for the lead are Keanu Reeves and a squirrel that had stumbled into your office eating a banana. You would at least have to think about picking the banana squirrel, and tweaking a few scenes in the movie so that it was now called Banana Squirrel: Electric Buggaboo.

Which is to say that Keanu Reeves has enough trouble speaking and acting in his native tongue. Why on Earth would he try to tackle a completely different accent? To be honest, we don't have a clue, but he did exactly that in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Watch here as he just absolutely butchers every line he attempts, with a special verve saved for the entire monologue on the train.

What was that Keanu? Byyyyudapest? Where on a map is Byyyyudapest? Immediately following this movie he starred in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, finally earning one of the emotions he channeled in Dracula."

1 comment:

  1. I've seen worse ... The original Dracula, Béla Lugosi, died on the set of the worst film ever made ... At least according to that Johny Depp flick ... Plan 9 something something


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