A Perfect Film™: John Wick

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I don’t think I need to say more, but I will anyway. It’s impossible not to like this movie. You will have your doubts.

“Keanu is in it,” you will say.

“It’s got Russian bad guys,” you’ll bemoan.

“Seriously…KEANU is in it.”

 

 

Take all that and shove it out of the window of whatever vehicle you’re driving and never look back. John Wick is precise. John Wick is lethal. John Wick does not screw around. The story is simple and the filmmakers prove, yet again, how simple stories can be lifted up by fully defined character moments and audiences can be treated with enough respect to produce A Perfect Film™. The universe John Wick inhabits is not unlike reality, but is absolutely not reality because our real gangsters truly have never, nor will ever be so cool. John Wick is cool. And Keanu Reeves is brilliant playing him. Yeah. I said brilliant. In fact, I would say that no other actor could be John Wick. Yep. This is Keanu’s Indiana Jones. I hope they make 10 more of these and then use some sort of futuristic hologram technology to bring Keanu back when he’s too old and de-age him and make 10 more. You absolutely must experience this movie to understand why so many of your “movie friends” adore it. It’s the best action movie of at least the last few years, hands down.

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Joshua has been an avid fan of movies since he first saw Indiana Jones escape that rolling boulder and resoundingly punch Nazis to death. Forever wrestling with the notion of "why" in movies, he believes there is such a thing as "A Perfect Film."