Mission Statement

"Hm. I get Neo, then Allen, then Donnie. One savior and two bad guys. Put it together and I think it means I'm the anti-Christ. Let me go check my scalp for the Number of the Beast..." – Jakuja, after taking the 'What Keanu Character Are You?' quiz

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At WINM, we aim to be a forefront player in the defence of actor Keanu Reeves, through intelligent rebuttal and civil discussion on and off the Internet. While acknowledging that he is far from the best actor in the history of film, we also believe that the majority of attacks on him and his work are unwarranted, unfair, and objectively wrong. We wish to help him reclaim the basic respect that every human being - celebrity or otherwise - deserves.

We hope for a time when the mere announcement of a Keanu film does not immediately draw hundreds of mockers and prejudiced comments; when the success of one of his films is not solely credited to other cast and crew, while failures solely blamed on him; when people can acknowledge that he has a level of talent at least similar to that of the average actor and a filmography that far outshines many; when there is finally no longer a need for this website and we can retire with the satisfaction of knowing that, perhaps, we made a difference somewhere.

Even though large tracts of the Internet and many old and famous critics have fallen or may fall into the grip of haters and all the odious apparatus of anti-Keanu rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight on WINM, we shall fight on IMDb, we shall fight on the blogs and social media, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in other parts of the Internet, we shall defend Keanu, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on Twitter, we shall fight on the news sites, we shall fight in the speeding buses and in the time-travelling phonebooths, we shall fight in perfectly good airplanes; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this community of fans or a large part of it were subjugated and relentlessly mocked, then our fandom beyond the Keanu SWAT Team, armed and guarded by such as those on Reddit, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, Keanu fandom, with all its power and might, steps forth to lead the global appreciation and the liberation of The Anu.