If you are bored and flipping through Netflix looking for something, anything to watch just to not be bored anymore, than look no further! Circle is a random suspense movie that I stumbled upon with a brilliant premise for a suspense movie on a budget… Circle is about fifty strangers who wake up in a room together in, you guessed it, a giant circle. They soon find out that every couple of minutes one of them dies at random if they don’t choose who dies until only one remains. Really, the concept behind this is very simple and truly elegant for a low-budget suspense movie. The writers had so much on their shoulders and absolutely killed it. Everything about this movie relied on believable yet dramatic dialogue that builds tension. While watching this you are constantly shifty eyed towards character and trying to figure out who is good or bad, guessing who will eventually win and how. As much as I thought this movie would just be something that would hold my attention for a couple of hours, it’s a concept that still has me thinking months after watching it.
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.