JOHN WICK (2014)
A film by David Leitch, Chad Stahelski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a hit man who lost everything and retired due to his wife illness. She dies , he buries her and later that evening he receive a dog gift from his wife. A few hours later John is beaten and his car is stolen by the son of the Russian mafia king pin named Iosef (Alfie Allen), the son of mafia kingpin Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist), and he kills the dog named Daisy. Now John has revenge on his mind and pumping through his veins.
If you are a die hard action fan like I am than you should go see this film it is well filmed and the action / fighting sequences are outstanding plus the film moves along just fine and you are going to have a good time. The gun fight scene are amazing without cutting away what he does with a gun is unbelievable, this took a lot of practice actually months of practice to get this right. Directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch who work as a team, although Leitch are both veteran stuntmen who know what they’re doing when it comes to this kind of action. Here is the thing you have Korean cinema who are experimenting with action like the raid and the raid 2 (I think that the raid 2 is reviewed in my section guilty pleasure) I think they decided to copy a little bit the action sequence but they put in play guns and it is like seeing Keanu doing a ballet of action sequence. Nothing wrong with that everybody copy on everybody. But the Korean are a like crazier in the action picture plus the story telling is great. Anyway Stahelski started 20 years ago when he served as a stunt double for Brandon Lee Matt Damon even Bratt Pitt they have been on so may sets that that is not surprising that they plan this terrific action picture for their first movie.The cinematographer Jonathan Sela has done a great job the beginning of the movie is grayish silver light even the slick silver gray mustang and as it progresses it becomes a bit dark greenish feel to it even with some red with the shirt of the Russian mafia leader which mean he is the leader and blood will be spill that is why he wears the red shirt. There is the continental hotel where you can relax but every killing has to be outside the hotel plus you pay with gold coins. I like that part I though I would be mentioning it. On the top go that Keanu turn 50 and he still in great shape and returning to action film.