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John Wick

Published May 25, 2019

John Wick

Film info

  • Title John Wick
  • Director Chad Stahelski
  • Year 2014
  • Run time 1hrs 41m
  • Genres Action, Thriller
  • Tagline Don't set him off

When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster, he hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend in John Wick, a stylish tale of revenge and redemption.

Live blog

TimeComment
4:29Almost five minutes before I remembered I’m supposed to be typing. It’s kinda captivating already.
7:53Well that’s the cutest damn dog.
10:08I’m really hoping the rest of the film is just Keanu and the puppy going about their daily lives.
15:05I guess not. Oh well.
17:42He went straight to it. That’s amazing.
20:11Can’t have Keanu riding too many buses, can we?
21:05Loving his sad realisation face. “Oh.”
27:48Hoping Keanu’s not getting paid by the word here. Strong and silent type.
29:23Is he saying Baba Yaga like the witch in Tomb Raider and does that mean Boogeyman because now it’s all starting to make sense.
32:42I need to know more about Jimmy, please.
41:13Why does Lovejoy keep popping up in stuff? It’s so weird!
47:16No way does kilogramo translate to sixty pounds.
59:05I’ve been okay with all of it but bashing on his stitches is bleurgh.
1:04:53Did someone actually have to do that with their hands?
1:09:16“This life… follows you.”
1:23:40I mean, I get why this will give him rage, but the guy did welch on the contract.
1:24:59I like that Lovejoy calls him Jonathan.
1:29:54I know kung fu.
1:35:17Wait, Eva Longoria?

Thoughts

We spent quite a lot of time going, ooh Matrix and ooh Speed, but actually, this film did seem to avoid most of the normal action cliches. He spent the whole time looking for this guy and then eventually dispatched him with just a couple of gunshots. And it was quite fun how cars seemed to be his nemesis. He could fight a hundred people at once, but got hit by at least three cars.

It’s violent, sure, and mindless, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s slick and arty, and Keanu somehow exudes something despite having very few lines and perhaps even less emotions to display. The fight scenes are great

I was a little distracted by Alfie Allen but that’s my own fault due to recent Game of Thrones stuff, rather than the movies. Also Adrienne Palicki, because I desperately couldn’t remember who she was but again that’s my brain and not the film. Oh, and Lovejoy was in it!

Overall, loved it. Want to watch the next one asap.

Rating: 5 / 5

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