Keanu Review

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Who wouldn’t want to Save This Adorable Kitten

Key (Keegan-Michael Key) & Peele (Jordan Peele) are a comedic duo that has a successful television show on Comedy Central. They have received national spotlight for their Angry President Obama skit and were invited to the White House Correspondence Dinner for the past few years because of the skit’s popularity. They have even met the President Obama because he loves their comedy sketches too. This duo transcends one type of comedy because their fan base is a mixture of different age groups and races.  It’s not surprising that Key and Peele have delivered one of the funniest comedies of this decade by starting in a film called Keanu.

Rell (Peele) is depressed from being dumped by his girlfriend but finds happiness when a little kitten comes knocking at his door.  His best friend, Clarence (Michael Key), comes over to Rell’s house to perk him up but falls in love with the kitten who is named Keanu.  Over the next two weeks, Rell’s life has had a real upswing so the he and Clarence friends have a guy’s night out. They come back to Rell’s house only to find the place was broken into and Keanu missing.  Rell and Clarence make a pact to find Keanu, and get themselves involved in dangerous unlawful activities while searching for Keanu. There are two negatives about Keanu which the ending has multiple endings and some of the jokes don’t work; however, the film is one of the comedy action movies of this decade.

The cast makes the film hilarious. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are two fantastic leads. They have amazing chemistry with each other and showcase their acting talents in several scenes. They really capture these moments especially they are approached by gangsters and come up with their gangster identities.  Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Will Forte, and Tiffany Haddish are the supporting cast and each have a part in the plot by being gangster. They have very good chemistry with Key and Peele also.  The five actors have scenes that add a lot of comedy to the film. The real show stealer is the cat, Keanu. The little kitten is just adorable. He is also voiced by a famous actor.  Keanu has a heavy pop culture undertone in it. George Michael and Liam Neeson are reference along with other aspects of pop culture.

Keanu is a rated R comedy so please don’t take kids to see it.  I saw a ten-year old in the theater yesterday with his two brothers.  The film stars a great comedic cast and a kitten that steals the show. Not all of the jokes made people laugh but no comedy is perfect either.  Keanu gets a 4 out 5 for being hilarious and having great pop culture references in it.

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John Wick (review)

Directed by: Chad Stahelski  Screenplay by: Derek Kolstad Starring:  Keanu Reeves[2] as John Wick Michael Nyqvist[3] as Viggo Tarasov,  Alfie Allen[3] as Iosef Tarasov,  Willem Dafoe[4] as Marcus

Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Screenplay by: Derek Kolstad
Starring:
Keanu Reeves as John Wick
Michael Nyqvist as Viggo Tarasov
Alfie Allenas Iosef Tarasov,
Willem Dafoe as Marcus

Fun Indie Action Film

Keanu Reeves is popular with the cult film audience film. He starred in the Matrix trilogy, Johnny Memento, Point Break, and Speed. Keanu is considered an action star; however, the ladies remember him for A Walk in the Clouds.  His popularity has never died but his recent choices have been awful like 47 Ronin; however, this movie was pretty great. He could have a revival in his career.

John Wick is a retired mob hitman who suffered a tragedy. His wife died from a terminal illness and she was his world.  His wife left him a present which is a puppy Beagle.  John within a few days grows to really love his dog and decides to take him on a car ride. He is getting gas and a few Russian Mobsters want to buy his classic Ford Mustang from himHe declines their offer. They break into his house, beat him to hell, and kill his dog. Wick decides to straight seek revenge against the three man. The leader of the invaders is a son of a Russian Mobster and it becomes Wick vs. the might of the Russian Mob in New York.

Keanu Reeves as John Wick destroying the Russian Mob

Keanu Reeves as John Wick destroying the Russian Mob

Keanu Reeves is rather enjoyable in this film. He is still charismatic and fun. His character John Wick feels like a video game character. He kills people with perfect head shots.  The film had great emotional depth too. The movie started out with Wick dealing with the loss of his wife. Reeves makes you feel his pain when his dog is killed. The five people in the theater kept cheering him on every time he kills someone for revenge.

Chad Stahelski did a great job of directing this film. He told a story that made John Wick feel like revelant and human. The action scenes were directed in a great way. There is no shaky cam and the action clearly seen in every scene.  The fight scenes were really well done and the movie is overall is good. John Wick was made for 20 million and action scenes had a commercial action movie feel to it.

Overall, John Wick is pretty damn good. It is a solid action film and a good time to let your mind to relax for about an 1 hour and 45 minutes. John Wick gets a 4/5.