Here’s a fun little observation: John Wick fights like an “action girl”.
My housemate and I watched the movie again last night and noticed that his style is like a less flashy version of Black Widow’s. He even use his legs to trap opponents. Look at those pictures up there. Isn’t that something you would expect a woman to do in an action movie?
He isn’t as muscular as most action heroes these days, so it makes perfect sense that he’d use that sort of style. I appreciate that.
(If you decide to watch this movie now, be warned; a dog is killed off camera which starts John Wick’s anger fueled quest for revenge. Yes, he is killing a man in those pictures because another man killed his dog. Dog owners will understand)
What people say:
"My niece's nephew's grandson was attacked and mauled by a dog without warning!"
What people mean:
"I am ignorant of dog body language and uneducated on dog behavior and I don't know how to read a dog's stress signals to see the subtle warnings that a dog is getting uncomfortable and reaching its threshold and about to lash out aggressively."
dog tags are normally used to help identify the fallen in battle. but what they wear around their necks serves a slightly different purpose. mainly it helps distinguish them from us. but it’s also a warning. “beware of dog.”
The Faerie Queen said to Granny Weatherwax, in Lords and Ladies:
It must be terrible, knowing that you have no friends. That no one will care when you die. That you never touched a heart.
Death said to Granny Weatherwax, in The Shepherd’s Crown:
BUT YOUR CANDLE, MISTRESS WEATHERWAX, WILL FLICKER FOR SOME TIME BEFORE IT GOES OUT–A LITTLE REWARD FOR A LIFE WELL LIVED. FOR I CAN SEE THE BALANCE AND YOU HAVE LEFT THE WORLD MUCH BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT, AND IF YOU ASK ME, NOBODY COULD DO ANY BETTER THAN THAT…
And then, the rest of the chapter, and the chapter after that, and the rest of the book in fact, shows so many friends mourning Granny and celebrating her life, so many lives touched. The Queen was as wrong as it is possible to be. A multitude cared when she died.