Directed By: David Leitch, Chad Stahelski
Written By: Joel Zadak, Derek Kolstad
My Rating: 7.5/10
John Wick is a movie about an “Ex-assassin” who refused to continue his job and start a normal life with his beloved. But he had to come out of retirement as his wife died within a short span of their marriage and her last gift to John (A puppy) was killed by the son of his former boss.
Though the movie has a very simple plot, the execution is marvellous. Normally movies like this take a similar approach using a major portion of the movie in building the love between the man and the lady before the tragedy but here we get nothing about Mrs. Wick- except for her funeral, a video recording which John constantly plays, and the adorable puppy which she gifted to John so the he can have someone to ‘LOVE’. We get to see John get attached to the dog and then one night Iosef Trasov with his gang breaks into his house and broke john’s nose, steals his car and KILLS the puppy. John enraged by this decides to go back and live the “glory days” of his life. Needless to say that Iosef is ignorant of the true identity of John goes to make fake papers of the car he stole. The car is immediately recognised by the dealer and he refuses to do anything with JOHN WICK’S car. In just about Twenty minutes the makers were able to hype the viewers about the legend that John wick is. He did tasks which were impossible for the rest of them and thus he was feared in the whole of the underworld. Every Gangster in the town has only question on their mouths “Is John Wick Back in the business?”
Action scenes in the movie are very lively. By this I mean that there are very few camera cuts in the action sequences and the camera is very steady thus producing very clean yet brutal action scenes. The writers have also paid attention to an overlooked aspect of every action scene i.e. what happens to the bodies of dead enemies. Well it turns out that the Underworld has its own type of cleaning services which specialises in precisely this task.
In collusion: Excellent action in the movie. You get exactly what you expect and Keanu Reeves is just the icing on the cake with his superb acting skills. The movie is genuinely very entertaining and in no universe you will be wasting your time by watching it.