‘John Wick’ movie review
By Megan West, Contributor
The latest action flick to hit the big screen is John Wick, a film focussed on an ex-hitman played by the ever-elusive but always impressive Keanu Reeves. Wick loses his wife, but she leaves him a beagle named Daisy. But when a group of thugs break into his home, steal his Mustang, and kill Daisy, he comes out of retirement to serve up justice one kill-shot at a time.
On a mission to kill the gangster who led the burglary, who also happens to be the son of his ex-boss, Wick takes post at the Continental, a hotel that serves as a sort of assassin’s club. No business is to be conducted on hotel grounds, but Wick ignores the rules in order to get revenge on the man who took everything from him.
As Reeves’s returning role, it is interesting that John Wick is set up perfectly to be the first in a major film franchise, something Reeves is no stranger to. The plot isn’t half bad, but the draw of the film definitely comes from the fact that bullets are flying in almost every single scene and the body count rises faster than you can keep up with.
Reminiscent of an ‘80s action classic, this film is sure to thrill the vintage movie lover while still appealing to the modern crowd. As a bonus, I’d also say it’s the perfect date flick with an ideal mix of suspense and heart.
All in all, John Wick was worth the money and more than exciting enough to keep me watching the entire time.