Actors: Keanu Reeves (Speed, Point Break)
Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man)
Ian McShane (Death Race, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Adrian Palicki (Legion, Red Dawn)
Director: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement after gangsters kill his dog and steal his car.
Keanu Reeves has a mainstream hit in John Wick in what appears to be the year of the hitman at the movies. Reeves plays the quiet and dark character who wants revenge on the Russian Mobster that killed his dog and stole his classic car, the two things in the world that mattered most to him after his wife died. Reeves doesn’t have much to say throughout most of the movie. No long monologues or emphatic speeches, just a man focused on one thing.
Nearly every character apart from Reeves is minor, just a scene here or there, but never a real supporting character.
Long time stuntmen David Leitch and Chad Stahelski make their directorial debut with John Wick and seem to have based the script on the action sequences. I’m not saying that’s bad, just a different way of making a movie that seems to work throughout the whole movie.
I recommend this movie for fans of Keanu Reeves and action movie fans.
I give it 8 out of 10 popcorns.
Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use
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Justin Hellinga is the KIWA computer tech, weekend announcer, and has been at the station since September of 2013. He has been into movies for his whole life, and he’s not going to tell you whether a movie is bad or good, he’s just going to recommend the type of people who should go see the movie. Each week Justin will bring you a new movie review of the biggest movie of the week.