The Powerbombcast Episode 15 - The Royal Grumble
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The chaos and fun of Saints Row is fully intact in the underworld, but a new setting can only go so far.
Dimensions recaptures enough of Geometry Wars' thrills to stand as the best new dual-joystick shooter in quite a while.
The little mushroom man finally gets his name on the marquee, and the result is a charming, unique, and puzzle-heavy adventure.
Now, I am aware that Keanu Reeves is definitely not what you would call acting material. I mean sure Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was great, but in the end it wasn't really a film that most people took to seriously and was ultimately a laid back comedy that only required Keanu to say "whoa dude" every 5 seconds. However, The Matrix on the other hand requires something a bit more, something with a more desperate tone that is able to believably convey the feelings an confusion of a computer hacker known as Neo who is simply trying to get by with his dead end desk job. And for the most part, Keanu is able to pull of this character with entertaining results that make for one hell of a film. Now to be fair, this isn't too hard of role for the average actor to pull off, since in the beginning all you really see is Neo in front of his computer conversing with a person here or there, but really nothing that gives us a hint on who or what Neo really is and what Morpheus, the man who eventually "frees" Neo from the Matrix sees in him. Really though, the mysterious attitude and calmness that Keanu brings to the character fit this movie almost perfectly because it simply is so different than from any other hero character that you see these days who is pumped full of testosterone and have to have an epic entrance whenever possible. Neo on the other hand is a modest hero of sorts who is as much confused as he is potentially gifted which ends up making the sequences when Neo triumphs all that much more satisfying
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