so John Wick was super rad
that very last scene felt kind of forced, but overall, that movie was great. Plot was simple and sweet, gave Keanu Reeves some room to show some great acting, villains were cool as hell, (from the amount that they showed) the setting of the movie is neat with the hotel for assassins and shit, and the actions scenes - oh lord - those actions scenes. It really is nice to see action flicks being more creative to break the mold. The action scenes blend hand-to-hand fighting with gunplay really nicely, there’s a cool flow to John’s moves as he throws and headshots everybody ever in this fucking film, and there’s a sweet amount of creative kills that get shown. Seriously, I’ve never seen a car used so elegantly before.
and really, that revenge motive for John Wick is great. Like, from the trailers, you’d be like “fucking seriously???? like, I love them too, but really like that’s the reason??” but you know what? It fucking works. It works, and Keanu Reeves MAKES it work. There’s a great scene where he explains it, and his delivery on those lines send shivers down my spine. There’s a great crescendo to the delivery and it’s awesome.
So yeah, John Wick’s pretty up there for me in terms of action movies I like. The Raid and The Raid 2 share the #1 spot, but maybe this would take #2. I think a part of me likes this more than Wanted, so Wanted can take #3.