21 to go: John Wick (March, 18)

Saturday night, action movie time!

Again in a dead end in the choice of a movie, I decided for an old Omad strategy: Saturday nights are fit to action movies. Last year, when I saw that there was a thriller with Keannu Reeves, I found out it was a sequel. So I looked for the first one, and that's how I ended up with John Wick

An action movie directed by a stuntman ;)

It was such a bizarre experience. I thought, at first, that it was based on a HQ or a video game. Somethings are very peculiar, as the special currency of the assassins world, the hotel where the guests are exclusively hired killers. The plot by itself is a bit odd - a hired hit man starts a deadly hunt for the men who stole his car and killed his dog. Not that I think it is not a legit reason, but it is curious and not so common. I was joking about it until I've read on imdb.com that it was loosely base on a true event in Texas. This world...

I really don't know what to say to you about this movie. There are pretty cool stuff in here, but others things sound a bit off. The ratings on imdb.com are good, actually. I'll try the sequel to get a better feeling. For now, I can only say that there are way too many deaths to take  it seriously (it becomes almost a caricature), some good action scenes, characters that are interesting (long tlime no see, Agent Broyles) and Keanu Reeves, of course. It was a fun entertainment after all.

John Wick. Directed by Chad Stahelsk (a stuntman!), David Leitch (uncredit).
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo, Ian
McShane. Writer: Derek Kolstad. USA, 2014, Dolby Digital/Auro 11.1, Color, 101 min. 


  1. Haha but you can't expect to have too complicated a plot with films such as this one. I gotta say, I love John Wick, it's a no-brainer and surely a fun, thrilling, entertaining action flick. Yes, way too many deaths (in fact, I should check the trivia page for the final body count). I watched the second one earlier this month and it was still exciting. I probably like this one better, but Chapter 2 was still good action. Very nice cinematography also. And you can't deny, the stunt-director sure knows what he's doing. ��

    1. Cool that you've enjoyed it! I think it is amazing a stuntman venturing as a director, puting on the screen his peculiar and very adventurous point of view - the scenes are bold. I'll try the second chapter next Saturday :)