John Wick is sick. Go on, you can take the literal one here. The movie’s target audience is gore action lovers. It has an absurd plot that is laughable per se. The magic however works owing to some extraordinary point blank shots that take you on a joyride. And it just doesn’t stop. There are bullets flying galore and they always hit the target. Headshots! If it weren’t for the close-up non-stop action, John Wick would have disappeared as yet another cliched hero. But somehow it manages to shake off the dust.
Theme and Plot of John Wick (Spoilers)
First things first, you don’t kill the cutest beagle on the planet, that too a pup, in a movie! We are not yet ready for that! But if you do, which as a matter of fact, Theon Greyjoy did, just make sure it is avenged right. Ramsay Bolton are you listening?
Okay, so we already knew the plot thanks to the trailer that spoke louder than Keanu Reeves. With thousands of clichéd stories of agents, mercenaries and hit men that are out there, Wick has nothing much to offer. Except one thing – rad action. Headshots, exquisite finishes, gore and Mustang engine revving are sheer orgasmic.
To constitute its plot we have John Wick a badass assassin trying to spend a retired life. He encounters a prick named Iosef Tarasov played by Alfie Allen who takes his car and kills his dog. The pup was the last remembrance of his wife who had died of a disease. The whole movie circles around him trying to avenge the pup, his token of love for his wife with whom he had a lot of sentimentality attached.
Viggo Tarasov played by Michael Nyqvist is the head of the Russian crime syndicate and is the father of Iosef. That’s why nabbing him becomes such a pain in the ass.
People don’t change. Times do.
Thus the movie is overflowing with hooligans and it’s up to John Wick to headshot past them to reach the Iosef, and then finally exonerate himself of the main threat.
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What John Wick flick lacks big time is a proper story-line. Also, the direction doesn’t impress you much either. We often see building shots of the city for like 5-7 times that are downright dispensable. Fight sequences were pretty cool though. Who are the directors again? Stuntmen? Okay. That explains it.
There is literally no drama present in the movie, and the entire movie carries a background beat that goes boom boom, which makes it an effort to concentrate on the dialogues dispersed. The score is well, trance, basically.
It is as if the directors thought – “let’s just build up a huge crowd of hooligans and let Keanu shoot them one by one from different angles, nay make him headshot each one of them, and there will be lots of blood spluttering, and let him drive something kewwwwwl too. While we are at it, let us give him a badass name. John Wick! Has a nice ring to it!”
The Final Verdict
The movie works out great for action lovers. It will keep that adrenaline rush going. It doesn’t score well in the story department. The direction too falters at a lot of occasion. You can watch it if you are an action fanatic and a big Keanu Reeves fan.
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