John Wick movie review

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John Wick is a shoot-em-up action movie about a widowed hit man seeking revenge, starring the ageless man himself, Keanu Reeves. I have no idea why I love Keanu Reeves so much, he is basically emotionless but I love him! Now, it’s going to seem like I am spoiling but I am not, this all happens in the first five minutes AND is in the trailer… John Wick is a retired hit man, and one of the best. After his wife died someone broke into his house and stole his car and killed his dog. He then vows to kill them all and their family, and all the henchman. Moral of the story, don’t kill Keanu’s dog! I had a blast with this movie! One of my favorite parts is how it is realistic with the action. Unlike some movies, like Wanted, which are good in their own way, this is realistic! He shoots everybody at least twice, he has to reload, he runs out of ammo, he is clearly better with a pistol than hand to hand combat. The great part about realistic action movies, and this one in particular, is you actually fear for the main characters life. It is one of the few times in recent years I found myself thinking throughout the whole movie, “Shit, he may not win this one.” I only have one problem, and that is the editing. The editing of the movie feels weird to me, almost like they had to cut out half an hour in one minute increments throughout, especially in the beginning. Other than that, it’s a great action movie.

3 thoughts on “John Wick movie review

  1. I loved this movie. As a straight up shoot em up action movie, it’s probably the best movie from last year. I loved the struggle in the fight scenes, wasn’t a typical action movie where the hero is basically Jesus with a gun. Good review

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  2. The premise of this movie was about as simple as it gets. And that’s why it’s so great. It’s an eighties revenge movie made in 2014. Like Mad Max: Fury Road, sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and appreciate the movies that have simple premises done well as opposed to the ambitious ones with execution issues.

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