The last few years have marked a ‘Keanaissance’. Keanu has inspired countless memes from as far back as 2010 when the internet shed a tear about ‘Sad Keanu’ sitting alone on a park bench eating a sandwich, and pronounced 15th June official ‘Cheer Up Keanu’ day. 2019 brought even more joy with a video of Keanu with puppies alongside other uplifting sightings.
In this illustrated black and white tillpoint gift and humour book Radio 2 film critic James King shows us what makes Keanu so special.
Alongside quotes, jokes and illustrations, each chapter looks at different iterations of Keanu, for example, The Friend, The Pioneer, The Rockstar and The Guru. We get inside Keanu’s questing spirit: what friendship means in Bill and Ted; communing with nature in Point Break; and, in The Matrix, tearing through dimensionality itself.
And IRL Keanu’s a free spirit too. He travels without minders, he’s always doing random acts of kindness, he takes pay cuts to support his crew, and he actually respects women in Hollywood. Plus he’s never happier than when riding his motorbike through the desert thinking deep thoughts.
We would all do well to #BeMoreKeanu.
- Cat. No.