DVD Review: John Wick

One man's epic quest for a replacement puppy.

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retired hitman whose wife has recently passed away due to an illness. In one last token of love, she sends him a puppy to take care of. Then an asshole naemd Iosef (Alfie Allen) robs Wick, steals his car, then kills his puppy. Now he's pissed. Iosef's father, Viggo (Michael Nyquist) knows all about Wick and attempts to reason with him, but no avail. One does not simply kill another man's puppy.

This movie definitely isn't for me, but a lot of people said it was fun, so I gave it a watch. It was pretty amusing. It also had cameos from actors on several of my favorite TV shows. Game of Thrones, Rescue Me, The Newsroom, The Wire, Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter. That was kind of nice. I'm pretty sure people are continuously shooting for the last 30 minutes. Sad Keanu racks up quite an impressive body count by the end of the film.

For a shoot 'em up movie, maybe John Wick excels. For me, it was just a good enough way to spend a boring Saturday night.

Recommended: If you're bored. 

Grade: C

Memorable Quote: "I need to make a dinner reservation for 12." - John Wick (Keanu Reeves)

16 comments:

  1. As you know I absolutely loved this, it's refreshing to see a film that doesn't look like it was edited by someone high on E numbers. I do feel that it is a genre movie so no everybody will like it.

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    1. lol Yes, the editing was definitely decent. It's definitely not my kind of movie, but it wasn't terrible by any means. I was just hoping to love it more.

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  2. I had a blast watching this. It wasn't a great movie, but certainly a fun one.

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    1. That's what I was hoping would happen with me, but nope. Damn it.

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  3. LOL, I keep telling myself I need to rent this...and then I remind myself that it stars Keanu Reeves.

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    1. Poor Keanu, back to park benches eating sandwiches for you.

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  4. Whoa, whoa...whoa. How could you not love this? I thought Keanu delivered in full! When they have him tied up, he's like a caged animal. Sooooooo good!!!

    I'm going to go take some deep breaths in a paper bag.

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    1. lol I really wanted to like this! I must not have been in the right mood when I watched it.

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  5. I wasn't as high on this as others, but I was, at least, consistently entertained. B- for me.

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    1. That makes me feel a little better that I'm not the only one that didn't love it.

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  6. I found this to be the most decent Keanu movie I've seen post-Matrix. It was entertaining throughout.

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    1. You're definitely right about that. I can't even think of other Keanu movies post Matrix trilogy. lol

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  7. I hate Theon Greyjoy even more after seeing this movie.

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    1. Right? Stupid dog killer. Why couldn't Daniels and Lester just shoot him? lol

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  8. Funky-elegant, weirdly funny, visually intoxicating. I love this movie so much for how it's different about being more of the same old stuff we always love.

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    1. I wish I would've been able to see it that way. I was hoping I would.

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No seriously, post one. I need attention.