Keanu (Key and Peele) Movie Review

Review by: dancingonrain.


Keanu is a story about how two ordinary men find a cat named Keanu and decide to adopt it, but what they don’t know is that the cat belongs to some crime lords.  It’s a comedy of how their ordinary lives become introduced to gangs and violence and how far not only they, but also the crime bosses, will go just to own one adorable kitten.

I have watched Key and Peele’s show in the past and feel that a lot of their skits were hit or miss, which I think it normal for comedy, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this movie.  I think this movie was a hit.  I enjoyed it.  While I do think it was a little over the top at times, it was still entertaining.  Even though it wasn’t my favorite movie of all time, it was still well done.

Key and Peele not only played the two main protagonists, but they also play two of the criminals that are after Keanu.  The opening scene looked great.  It was both comedic and epic to watch.  Not only that but their motivations (minus a few blips here and there) were well constructed.  They even went as far as to show one of the characters a bit traumatized after witnessing his first accidental shoot out and it wasn’t in a comedic way.  The way he showed how he was shaken up at the “after party” made me feel sorry for him.  Of course, this movie was primarily comedy, but it was nice to see that human emotion part of it thrown in as well.  Honestly, their motivations made more sense than what Batman and Superman wanted in the Batman vs. Superman movie.  Even Keanu’s (the cat’s) actions and reactions made more sense than Batman vs. Superman.  That in itself probably made me like this movie more than Batman v. Superman.

So if you’ve been a fan of Key and Peele in the past or still are, you’ll probably enjoy this movie all the same.  It’s fairly short.  Only about an hour and a half long.

Also: cat lovers all over the world will like this movie and Keanu saves their lives multiple times.  Cat power.  It’s understandable why everyone in this movie even the crime bosses want this cat.  It’s too adorable not to want.  Not to mention watching these super trigger-happy criminals risk everything just for this one adorable cat is pretty hilarious.  Owning Keanu is the last thing you’d think criminals would make a top priority.