Keanu follows two cousins, Rell (Jordan Peele), and Clarence (Keegan Michael Key). One day, a mysterious kitten ends up at Rell's door and peps him up after a heart breaking break up. One weekend later, the cat, named Keanu, is stolen. To get Keanu back, Clarence and Rell fall down a crime rabbit hole as they infiltrate a local gang. Yes, this is obviously a light spoof of the Keanu Reeves film John Wick, but much suprise to me, the story easily stands on its own.
I think it's obvious that Key and Peele have terrific chemistry on screen. They absolutely kill it here. They're the beating heart of this film and they absolutely nail it, watching them is so, so fun. Most of the supporting cast are good, too. Method Man plays the leader of the gang they infiltrate and he was definitely a highlight, and his goons that Key and Peele befriend are a great cast of outrageous characters. Some characters are over the top, like Will Forte's character, but nothing seems too out of place given the tone of this film.
This is not necessarily an action packed film, but there is a handful of action set pieces. Some work, some dont. The opening scene is insane and bloody and sets the tone for the film perfectly, whereas the third set piece seems tacked on and goes on for a few minutes too long. Plus, some characters suddenly do things that the film hasn't established, which isn't a big deal given that this film doesn't take itself very seriously, but it did bother me a bit.