Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

John Wick (2014)

Directed by Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

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Pretty standard revenge story. The violence, polished visual style, and ambient funk rock techo laid on top of just about every scene helps to hide that this is a pretty boring and thin storyline.

Reeves looks pretty cool, and it’s obvious that he did a lot of tactical training for the role, but he continues to be a mediocre actor. Mayhem’s presence, especially looking like Mayhem, is distracting. The price of well-paying commercial work is distracting recognizability in dramatic roles.

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