Monday, 9 February 2015

"John Wick" Review | Movie Monday

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) receives a package one morning - a puppy from his deceased wife, which she sent him posthumously as a way for him to connect with and love something and move past her death. He grows to love little Daisy, but while they're stopped at a gas station one day, he runs into some Russian gang members who are very interested in his '69 Mustang. When he refuses to sell it to Iosef (Alfie Allen), they follow John home and retaliate by killing Daisy and stealing the car. What ensues is an intense quest for revenge.

John Wick is a fast-paced, action-packed film. So many factors work together to make this film as awesome as it is: the performances, choreography, cinematography...and so much more.

Keanu Reeves gives an excellent performance as the title character. He's really scary and impassioned - the word "intense" is the best word to describe him in this film. Do NOT mess with John Wick. He'll shoot you.

The stunt choreography was fantastic - and there was a lot of it. A lot of the movie involved fight scenes and most of them were so much fun to watch because of the choreography - it's so creative and complicated. A few times, I found myself marveling at how much practice it must have taken for the actors to get the scenes right.

I also love the look of the film - it's very dark and gritty and very much reminds me of a graphic novel. The lighting is really well done - the night scenes (majority of the film) have blue undertones that enhance the grit in the best way possible.

If you're looking for a film with lots of action and intensity, then look no further. John Wick is just what you need.

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