Saturday night, action movie time!
Again in a dead end in the choice of a movie, I decided for an old Omad strategy: Saturday nights are fit to action movies. Last year, when I saw that there was a thriller with Keannu Reeves, I found out it was a sequel. So I looked for the first one, and that's how I ended up with John Wick.
An action movie directed by a stuntman ;)
It was such a bizarre experience. I thought, at first, that it was based on a HQ or a video game. Somethings are very peculiar, as the special currency of the assassins world, the hotel where the guests are exclusively hired killers. The plot by itself is a bit odd - a hired hit man starts a deadly hunt for the men who stole his car and killed his dog. Not that I think it is not a legit reason, but it is curious and not so common. I was joking about it until I've read on imdb.com that it was loosely base on a true event in Texas. This world...
I really don't know what to say to you about this movie. There are pretty cool stuff in here, but others things sound a bit off. The ratings on imdb.com are good, actually. I'll try the sequel to get a better feeling. For now, I can only say that there are way too many deaths to take it seriously (it becomes almost a caricature), some good action scenes, characters that are interesting (long tlime no see, Agent Broyles) and Keanu Reeves, of course. It was a fun entertainment after all.
|John Wick. Directed by Chad Stahelsk (a stuntman!), David Leitch (uncredit). |
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo, Ian
McShane. Writer: Derek Kolstad. USA, 2014, Dolby Digital/Auro 11.1, Color, 101 min.