Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"John Wick" with Keanu Reeves and William DaFoe (2014)

Keanu Reeves plays former hit man John Wick in this fast paced action flick. The plot centers on Wick retiring because of his wife’s illness. When she dies he is threatened by some young hoods with connections to the Russian mob. They break into his home and steal his car and kill his dog. The rest is fairly predictable but done in such a delicious way that you find yourself cheering every time John Wick exacts some revenge.

William DaFoe plays the former colleague who agrees to kill him but you are not quite sure that he will go through with it until you find out. Tight story; though predictable; in the hands of a great director, along with some wonderful actors, serve to make this film a winner.

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