That Weird Keanu Reeves’ Movie – Replicas

That Weird Keanu Reeves’ Movie – Replicas


Hello everyone, I’m a big fan of Keanu Reeves. He has done movies from many genres, and while
they might not always succeed, maybe because studio interference or creative difference,
but at least they have some semblance of story. Replicas is not just bad, it’s nearly incomprehensible
and frankly a complete waste of Keanu Reeves’ effort. Joining Lucy and Transcendence in long line
of movies with human enhancement premise, Replicas borrows every problematic aspects
from this outdated sci-fi theme without adding anything original, or even common sense for
that matter. Spoiler warning for the movie, but it really
doesn’t matter at this point. Keanu Reeves plays as William, as scientist
who is working on some bullshit sci-fi technology. One day he got into a car crash with his whole
family, everyone is dead except William. He then decided to use his degree on this
nonsense scf-fi to revive his entire family. Let’s put aside that four people were killed
and William barely got a scratch, he then called his scientist partner and they basically
stole the entire lab, plus some batteries from the neighbor in the span of a night while
also dumping the bodies without anyone nooticing. There are even more plot holes beyond this
absurd development and we’re still in first act of the movie. It then proceeds to deliver piles of gibberish
technology jargon for the next thirty minutes like they mean something. The movie tries to be smart with all this
transhumanism gimmick, but it breaks its own rules moments after it established them. The only thing it has shown audience was failed
experiment for a machine memory transplant, not manifesting several human beings out of
thin air. There’s no risk or weight in any scenes
since any conflict would just be overturn by literal plot device. Nearly one hour of the movie is introduction
and showcase of these plot devices as random character clumsily explains them like a bored
high school teacher. Replicas keeps increasing the dramatic tension
and dangerous stake, but it doesn’t know how to resolve them. These inconsistencies build up ridiculously
fast, and to make matter worse, the characters would make insanely dumb decisions. It’s so bizarre seeing someone with the
near omnipotent intelligent delivers scientific miracle and at the same time act like a confused
idiot. It practically undermines its own effort in
any attempt to tell a story, and it’s almost impossible to care if the writing and directing
don’t even respect their own narrative. However, the movie isn’t done yet, in an
attempt to deliver a twist later on, it further complicated the logic even more. There came a point where Keanu Reeves’ character
was praised for reviving humans, an achievement like nothing before, then people just ignore
the whole thing because it doesn’t work robot. But wait, with magic it actually works on
robot now. There are so many things wrong, but instead
of focusing on one aspect, the movie just keeps multiplying these issues. I tried to find something positive about Replicas,
Keanu Reeves did put in professional effort, just as he did with other movies, but the
muddled story and constantly increasing plot holes prevent the film from ever achieving
anything. It was filmed mostly on small setting, the
house and subsequently the basement, while sometimes exploring the lab. Nothing really impressive either on term of
visual effect, it has the usual holographic display and barely anything else. It’s a watered down sci-fi fantasy and if
not for Keanu Reeves, this might be lost in piles of direct to DVD. It squanders having such big name, and this
isn’t a random movie from 2010, it’s from last year when Keanu Reeves was on popularity
resurgence after John Wick franchise. Perhaps the greatest question is not about
the plot holes, but how did they get Keanu in the first place. This transhumanism subgenre always has issues,
but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be enjoyable. With good production movies like Lucy, while
had gotten mixed review, was a serviceable watch, even TV series could have done better
like in Netflix Altered Carbon. Replicas didn’t get anything right and wasted
whatever resources it had. It’s frankly a bit sad seeing Keanu Reeves
attached to movie like this. He’s passionate and committed to whatever
project he worked on. Any of his other less known movies like 47
Ronin and Man of Tai Chi were still decent, definitely better picks than Replicas. Here’s hoping, Keanu would get another shot
at big sci-fi title. Thank you for watching, please leave a like
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