Friday, June 10, 2016

Movie Review: John Wick

Wonderful movie: 5 out of 5 Stars

John Wick [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD]

John Wick
Starring Keanu Reeves
Rated: R-violence and a lot of it

I truly enjoyed this movie. It's rare to find a movie where you want to root for the guy doing all of the killing but I absolutely did. John Wick is a serious badass mafia hitman who goes legit for the love of a good woman. She dies and an asshole with terrible timing comes after John.

This movie had a wonderfully realized world to it. You can tell the writer and director spent a lot of time on getting the details right. The gold coin system for example. They have their own exclusive currency that is just used by the criminal underworld; making them easily distinguishable from ordinary people who might wander into the hotel or club.

The action scenes are very well choreographed. I would especially point to the scene where John is fighting in a car and the one where he is fighting in a hotel room.

There were points in this movie that were truly sad--especially the beginning--and points where I laughed out loud. I would absolutely watch this movie again and I'm delighted to hear they are planning a sequel.

Fair warning: there is a lot of violence in this movie so it's not for the young or faint of heart.

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