Friday, February 20, 2015

John Wick (2014)

This has been a long and cold few days here in Pennsylvania and I definitely had a fun time with it being my birthday week. With that, I decided to take a few days off and kick back and relax., although, now I do have a small backlog to add to the page in the coming days. Next up for review is the 2014 action flick John Wick.

Plot/ An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Every once in a while, I need some mindless action and this one definitely hit the spot. Yes, there were a ton of clich├ęd moments, uneven performances, it is very unbelievable, and the characters were flat, but that was not what this movie was about. This one was about over-the-top action scenes, a crazy amount of blood and violence, and an incredibly powerful message about loss and revenge; something that many people in society should be able to easily relate to. In the end, this one is an entertaining action flick that definitely brought the best out of Keanu Reeves. If you like mindless action and can accept the inherent flaws in that type of flick, this one is for you. Give it a shot.

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