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Fans Think Keanu Reeves Completely Ruined This Horror-Fantasy Classic

In many instances, a single good performance is enough to slightly save an otherwise forgettable film. However, not as many people talk about the reverse of that happening. Namely, when a performance is so bad, it completely ruins an otherwise decent movie. 

After all, it would take a lot for one actor to tank an entire project. There are many elements that must come together to pull off making a feature film. The team needs a solid script, a good director at the helm, and plenty of talented folks working behind the scenes to ensure every element goes off without a hitch. For one actor to ruin all of that would truly be impressive, but fans seem to think there's one noteworthy example of this happening. 

Keanu Reeves is a beloved actor. In addition to starring in some of the best action films of all time with "The Matrix" and "John Wick," there are also countless stories of him merely being a good person in real life. There's nothing against him personally, but plenty of Redditors happen to think he ruined "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

Fans think Keanu Reeves was a low point in Bram Stoker's Dracula

While Keanu Reeves certainly has chops as an action star, many fans haven't been pleased with his more dramatic work. Specifically, many people took to a Reddit thread to voice their displeasure at his casting in Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula." While the film is generally seen as a success, being nominated for several Academy Awards and earning a 76% critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes, many feel Keanu Reeves' performance holds the movie back.

When asked if a single character ever ruined a movie for people, Redditor u/VeganArmieHammer responded, "Keanu in Bram Stoker's Dracula is unwatchable." Many people were in agreement that Reeves brought down the film as a whole, with u/JCP1377 writing, "I found his role absolutely hilarious. Yeah the accent is awful, but his character's severe lack of self preservation is what made it so fun. The way he brushes off each instance of a creepy or supernatural event at Dracula's castle is truly spectacular."

Of course, there always has to be a dissenting opinion, and Dread Central was more than happy to provide it. During a retrospective on the film, the outlet had this to say of Reeves' performance, "I mean, it wasn't his best performance. But I don't think it's as bad as people remember it." Sometimes in film, "not as bad as people remember" can be the highest of praise.