…or he’ll make you regret it.
Throughout the years, Keanu Reeves‘ career has been littered with dud films and brilliant choices (Bill & Ted’s Adventure, Speed, The Matrix trilogy). And now it looks like he has made another inspired choice. John Wick , his latest hit action film, has been wowing critics and moviegoers alike, and after seeing the film I must say I agree with them.
Keanu Reeves is John Wick, a grieving retired hitman who has just lost his wife to illness. When Russian thugs had the temerity to steal his car (a ’69 Mustang) and kill his dog (Daisy, an adorable beagle), a parting gift from his late wife, all hell breaks loose. And being a superlative hitman that he is, you can bet your bottom dollar that payback will be spectacular and gruesome.
Fans of action films should not miss this movie.
For some reason, Keanu Reeves seems do well in in this type of roles. The well-executed, fluid fighting scenes and the highly capable support cast (Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist, John Leguizamo, Adrienne Palicki, Ian McShane, among others) are also excellent reasons to watch John Wick. I suppose it helps that the co-directors, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, are veteran stunt coordinators. The film even includes a glimpse of the murky world of contract killers (their own hotel, currency system, code of conduct, the cleanup crew).
As further proof of how well John Wick resonates with audiences and critics, there is now a growing online buzz about a sequel for this movie (gosh, I hope so).
Enjoy it, guys.