I really like the comedy of Key and Peele, however I have never actually watched a full episode of their show, only some of their sketches online. I found myself excited to see this movie, as it seemed to combine their signature humor with a pollen that looked absolutely hilarious.
The film delivered what I expected, a lot of their humor and a hilarious plot line. Their social commentary humor is great, however some jokes don't quite land all of the way. There are some parts that they were obviously trying to be funny, but the jokes weren't very good. There were some parts, however, that were absolutely hilarious. The trip scene was probably the funniest trip scene since that of "22 Jump Street", maybe even better.
The plot of the film was rather archetypical, a combination of the Macguffin storyline meeting the buddy cop storyline. (I know that they're not cops, but the undercover element is still very similar.) Really, everything about the movie is predictable. It is enjoyable, however.
Key & Peele are obviously hilarious. I have liked Keegan Michael Key in many of the supporting roles which he has acted in, and this film put him in a leading role that was just as funny. I haven't really seen much of Peele outside of his sketches, however he proved himself to me in this film. Will Forte and Method Man also have very funny supporting roles, while Anna Farris, Luis Guzmán, and Keanu Reeves have absolutely hilarious cameos.
So "Keanu" isn't the funniest movie throughout, but it has some really high-quality laughs and some well-choreographed action scenes. It's definitely worth checking out, especially if you are a fan of Key and Peele, but it's not the end of the world if you have to wait until rental.
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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