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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Movie Review: John Wick (2014)

John Wick
Rating:R (for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use)
Genre:Action & Adventure
Directed By:Chad Stahelski
Written By:Derek Kolstad
In Theaters:Oct 24, 2014 WideBox Office:$14.4M
Runtime:1 hr. 36 min.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo
LionsGate Entertainment - Official Site
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre". (C) Lionsgate

Now that is how you take out the trash! No talking, just double and triple tap. I'll go ahead an confess, something about Kenau Reeves just makes me go squeee. I love his rough breathy voice...okay back to the movie...
John Wick is one big kill-fest with very little dialogue. The movie starts with John having to bury his wife of four years. Then somebody breaks into his house beats him up steals his car and...gonna give a spoiler but you need to be prepared for this...kills his puppy. Yes, you will get misty eyed. Then it is time for retribution. The action sequences have a video game feel to them as John mows down the bad guys. 
Don't get attached
Pulp action and dry wit, this movie is exactly what the trailer promises. If you are looking for character development go watch Bridget Joan's Diary. John Wick ain't about that life. He's the freaking boogieman (yeah, they actually call him that) 

You can watch it on TV and not lose much, but my husband and I agree that if you enjoy the movie experience, Keanu Reeves, and revenge films then this is worth the matinee price.

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  1. "How good is your laundry?"
    "No one's that good."
    "I thought not."
    I love those little bits of witty in the middle of an action fest. Believe it or not, I hadn't seen the long trailer, just the teasers so this wasn't very high on my radar. That just changed. Thanks!

  2. I too love Keanu and action movies BUT I will wait and see this on dvd. Unless someone else wants to pay and take me? lol