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Keanu Reeves recalls slowing down 2: ‘An ocean liner? … I have a feeling it’s not okay’

Keanu Reeves reflected on his decision not to participate Speed, velocity 2.

Actor, 57 years old, starred in the original 1994 action film Speed, velocity as Jack Traven, an officer on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Swat team who must prevent a bomb from exploding on a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

His co-star Sandra Bullock back for the 1997 sequel, Speed ​​2: Cruise control, with Jason Patric taking on the lead role as officer Alex Shaw in the film, the film sees the action unfold aboard a luxury cruise ship.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show Over a video call from the US, Reeves said: “At the time, I didn’t respond to the script.

“I really want to work with Sandra Bullock, I love playing Jack Traven, and I love Speed, velocity, but an ocean liner?

“I have nothing against the artists involved, but at the time I had a feeling it wasn’t okay.”

Speed ​​2: Cruise control did not receive the same positive feedback as its predecessor. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 4% and the site consensus is:Speed ​​2 It falls far behind its predecessor, thanks to amusing dialogue, thin character personalities, surprisingly familiar plot devices, and action sequences that don’t generate any excitement. ”

Jason Patric and Sandra Bullock in ‘Speed ​​2’

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Although opting out Speed ​​2, Reeves will return to one of his other popular roles as Neo in the sci-fi series The Matrix, alongside Carrie-Anne Moss, who will play Trinity.

The long-awaited Fourth Matrix movie, titled Matrix Recovery, is the first new installment in the franchise since 2003 Matrix Revolutions.

It was directed by Lana Wachowski, who directed and wrote the previous Matrix films, with her sister Lilly.

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Speaking of the much-anticipated film, Reeves said: “Hopefully people will enjoy it – it’s very enjoyable and it’s been an extraordinary experience to do it.”

He also addressed the pressing question of how his character, who is believed to have died 18 years ago, is still alive in the new film, saying: “I have the same question – when the director actor asked me what I thought about doing another Matrix. movie.

“What did I say? That sounds great but I’m dead.’ She said, ‘Are you?’ and I said, ‘Speak!’

“She wrote a beautiful story, and I loved playing the character. How I live will all be explained.”

Matrix Recovery will hit theaters on December 22.

The Graham Norton Show, which airs on BBC One on Friday 10 December and will be available later on BBC iPlayer.

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