Sound Off: Keanu Reeves in 'John Wick' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
October 24, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Don't Set Him Off! Now in theaters is one of the best action movie sleeper hits of the year, John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves as John Wick, directed by two stuntmen - David Leitch & Chad Stahelski. Reeves plays an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the Russian mobsters that took everything from him. Is it as awesome as everyone is saying? Is Keanu really back? How is the action vs the emotion? Is it better than other recent action movies? Favorite fights? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on David Leitch & Chad Stahelski's John Wick.
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To fuel the fire, I love this movie, it's just awesome balls-to-the-wall action done right. Simple story, but told perfectly, with Keanu at the top of his game, and some of the best action since The Raid 2. I love the world it plays in, I love the setup, I love the way it all unfolds, and I especially love when Wick is "back" and he takes down just about everyone. Maybe this is best enjoyed with friends at a place like the Alamo Drafthouse, but I had so much fun watching it, and I found myself enjoying it more than most action movies. It feels like one of those actions movies that we've lost, the kind that is really all about the action, yet is still cohesive on every other level. This movie really worked for me and may end up somewhere in my own Top 10 of the year.
In my review: "I miss seeing movies like this. Pure action with great characters, and exciting world wrapped around it all, no extravagance, no big ideas. Just great action, the kind that leaves you wanting more, wanting to rewatch and experience this all over again. Keanu Reeves is back in the game, kicking ass and taking numbers (body count according to the directors: 84). John Wick truly is an outstanding action movie and I hope it finds the right audience, because it's the kind of action movie we all deserve to see [more of]."
What did you think of David Leitch & Chad Stahelski's John Wick? Badass action or terrible?
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