Friday, October 24, 2014

John Wick

Rated R / 1 hr 41 min / Action - Thriller

What is it about?

John Wick's wife has just died from an illness that caused her to gradually expire. She sends him a cute little puppy to be delivered after she dies with a note trying to help him move on. He then goes out for a drive where he encounters some Russian gangsters at a gas station. One of them takes a liking to his 1969 Ford Mustang and offers to buy it. He refuses. The Russians then come to his house to steal the car they also kill his puppy (those bastards!). The Russian who wanted the car is the son of the man who runs the Russian Mafia. John Wick used to be their assassin and now he wants revenge.

You will like it if...

You like action movies with a revenge theme. The action sequences are well above average. If you are an action junkie then you should love this movie. The seedy underbelly of the city is interesting with each establishment having it's own set of rules to be followed. The problem is that the script is rather bland. There aren't any iconic lines in the script for Keanu to sink his chops into. Instead they try to sprinkle in some sylized subtitles to reveal what is said in Russian. It's not as fun as some of the other classic revenge movies like Taken, Memento, or Kill Bill. If you enjoy straight action then this is worth checking out, otherwise Redbox will be your friend when it comes out on DVD.

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