John Wick

john wick

John Wick was one of those movies I always heard about but never really had inclination to see. Everyone I knew that saw it praised the hell out of it, many said it’s one of the best action movies of our time and after watching it, I can can tell you much of the praise and acclaim is well earned.

John Wick is a retired assassin who just lost his wife to a terminal illness. He receives a beagle puppy from his wife as a last gift to help him cope. Still hurting, John and his puppy get along and nothing seems so bad…until the son of an old employer, a high stakes Russian mobster, stupidly decides to kill Wick’s dog and steal his car. John decides to come out of retirement and kill every single person in his way until he gets revenge…

Despite the plot sounding blah on paper, it’s executed wonderfully. Keanu Reeves gives the best performance I’ve ever seen from him, being menacing, stalwart, and heartbroken all at once. The action scenes are insane but are predominately practical which is a huge breath of fresh air over many modern movies that relay too much on CGI. The choreography is utterly immaculate, but what I really appreciate is that for how much ass John Wick kicks, he gets the shit beat out of him just as much. The music is pretty cool and the cinematography is interesting and thank god no damn shaky cam during the fights. I found the characters and underworld of assassins intriguing ass. I highly recommend John Wick to anyone who is fed up with modern action movies and wants something old school with real heart and some sweet laughs. May the gaming gods bring you glory, and please no drinking games while watching this movie, you will likely die.

Author: torstenvblog

Writer of the strange and everything; lover of horror, literature, comics, and the alien is my spirit animal

6 thoughts on “John Wick”

  1. I’ve heard good things about this movie too. Unfortunetly they don’t have it on Netflix, any suggestions. Thanks for all the awesome reviews, you guys are the best.

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