I’m a fan of action movies. Love ’em, love ’em, love ’em.
So when an action movie comes along that is well written and interesting, and involves a bad man trying to leave his misdeeds behind him and go straight, AND a revenge plot, well I’m provisionally on board. And when it further involves incredibly well choreographed and shot fight sequences that are fresh and, frankly, amazing, I’m very on board. And THEN, when it totally eschews hyper-cutting and shaky cam, that hits me right in the “This is the exact movie I was looking for, so thank you, thank you, thank you.” And that’s John Wick.
I hate shaky cam. And, having just seen the shaky-camiest movie maybe ever—Resident Evil: The Final Chapter—I am once again reminded of why the action scenes in John Wick were so incredible.
And if that weren’t enough, here’s the cool interview with Keanu Reeves & co.