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So apparently, this film is extremely good (91% RT Rating even(!!!)), with some saying that it rivals The Raid movies in terms of action and quality. You guys interested in seeing it?
Just got back from seeing it, and I can confirm that it's awesome.
I really want to see it.
Nice. Reeves in a return to form perhaps?
Man, I really want to see it. Looks like Keanu Reeves is making something of a Career Resurrection.
edited 24th Oct '14 8:30:21 AM by higherbrainpattern
I saw this on a IMAX screen last night. It was fucking awesome. The action rarely lets up after the opening set-up and it's just beautifully choreographed, it's not really John Woo style Gun Fu but it's more efficient and just as elegant. The few hand to hand scuffles we see are great as well. Every little motion Keanu does when he gets into a shootout is just a wonder to behold. This is what you get when you get an action movie made by stuntmen who actually know how to stage a proper action scene instead of just shaking the camera all over the place to obscure it.
The little universe the film builds is pretty interesting too. It lends itself well to establish the main character's badass credentials with little setup, which it does by using one of my favorite action movie cliches...the guy who always talk about how badass the protagonist is and why they should be scared of him. First Blood is probably my favorite example of this, "He'd eat things that'd make a Billy Goat puke."
Overall, if you're a fan of action cinema then this is a must-see. Let's hope this is a success at the box-office because this is a movie that deserves a couple sequels.
Made a page for it. Despite the fact I haven't actually seen it.
But it's the power of hype, I suppose.
That does it. I need to watch this.
It's not the slightest bit groundbreaking in any way, but the action is good and how almost everybody in the city knows how much of a bad idea it is to mess with John Wick is hilarious.
That, and the fact that the whole revenge plot is more or less started by some idiot literally kicking John Wick's dog makes me wonder if the writers were aware of this site and the Trope...
It's a really silly film, but it's very fun. And yeah, it does some nice worldbuilding as well - apparently every criminal in New Jersey uses the gold standard.
I want to see it. The film is an action flick that seems to fit nicely with the general films I enjoy. It doesn't seem to take itself too seriously and that is part of the fun.
It's a solid combination between non dual wielded John Woo and the best of Tony Scott. I absolutely loved it.
Agreed, but I'd say the gunplay is more Michael Mann than Tony Scott.
I meant the visuals, cinematography and comic book-ish stylizations.
Seeing this movie tonight.
Edit: Great movie.
edited 1st Nov '14 4:04:55 AM by LordofLore
And then there's the Payday crossover business.
edited 6th Nov '14 1:20:00 PM by RainingMetal
It's a fairly one-sided crossover. John Wick the movie gains nothing from Payday, but Payday gets John Wick plus a new pistol, some pistol mods, akimbo pistols, and a new perk deck.
Plus John Wick himself. It's important because he wears black gloves instead of the blue surgical gloves the rest of the crew wears (I prefer the black gloves!).
For some reason, New Zealand gets this movie at the end of November though.
Well they gain promotion. A lot of people play Payday, and a lot of those people who play Payday will be more inclinded to watch John Wick due his appearance in the game, so it works.
As for the date, yeah, Brazil gets it only at the end of november as well. Oh well.
Not being into that type of game, can't say it matters to me either way.
Anyway, saw it last week. KR definitely stepped up his game as Wick, I think. None of the "acting while on 'ludes" he's been known for the last decade or so.
Beyond that, don't really have much of anything to say that hasn't already been said. Very much not bothered having paid movie theatre prices to see it.
You know, I think he actually tried acting in Man Of Tai Chi as well. At least, he hammed it up enough when he got to say Finish Him!, which I'm convinced is half the reason he made that movie.
I always saw Keanu Reeves as an actor who always tries to act, but who for some reason is really economic in expressions and tones of voice. When I watch Constantine and The Matrix I see two completely different characters, even though Keanu Reeves hardly changes his expression or tone of voice.
People have said that he has a strong physical presence to his performances.
edited 6th Nov '14 7:30:51 PM by edvedd
The funny thing about Keanu Reeves is that for years, Ted was all anyone could see when they saw him in anything, even today doing impressions of him usually go for a stoned/surfer accent, with a "Woah" or two thrown in for good measure. And yet, if you actually watch some of his movies post-Matrix and then go back and watch the Bill and Ted movies, you almost don't recognize him.
I've always stood by my opinion that Keanu Reeves is quite an underrated talent. Obviously, he is much more of a physical actor than an emotional one, so that may be why people always claim he can't show any sort of expressions beyond Dull Surprise.
The funny thing is that, in films such as The Matrix, he shows that he can indeed emote well, and when combined with his more physical style of acting, can indeed make for really good performances. So I'm not sure why he almost never gets to show off his talent.
Watched this yesterday. One of my favorite movies this year, and one of my favorite action movies of recent memory.
The entire cast is just phenomenal, and Keanu Reeves shows some magnificent acting chops in the "I'm thinking I'm back!" rant.
Something that interested me is that this movie sort of came on the wave of Taken, the whole "revenge flick wave" we've been getting lately. But I've noticed that unlike most of these movies, John Wick isn't a Escapist Character. He's a Retired Monster struggling with the mistakes of his past and teetering the edges of his sanity.
That's surprisingly complex.
edited 30th Nov '14 3:39:46 PM by Gaon
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