“People keep asking if I’m back and I haven’t really had an answer. But yeah, I’m thinking I’m back.”
A dumb action movie. A dumb action movie starring Keanu reeves. A dumb action movie, starring Keanu Reeves, written and directed by his stunt double from The Matrix series. It’s like the makers of John Wick were going out of their way to make me not want to see their movie. But then, people whose opinion I trust kept talking about John Wick and how great it was. Then I realised, when I do watch dumb action movies, I often like them. And Keanu Reeves may have made some shit bombs, but he’s made good stuff too. So it was time for me to stop looking down my nose at this dumb action movie, starring Keanu Reeves, written and directed by his stunt double from The Matrix series, and just see John Wick already.
The titular Wick (Reeves) has just lost his wife to some variety of sickness. Alone in his misery, he receives one last gift that she arranged before her death, a puppy. One day, his fully sick muscle car attracts the attention of a young Russian gangster, Iosef (Alphie Allen). When Wick refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his goons break into Wick’s house, kick his ass, kill his dog and take the car. But as Iosef and the audience soon learn, John Wick isn’t a man to be messed with. He’s a former hitman so proficient with his trade that he once killed three men with a pencil. (more…)