Top positive review
Splendid, brainless, yet stylish and enjoyable shooty thing.
20 July 2016
What does one do with a wooden actor? Stick him in a wooden role of course!
I love a good revenge flick, and fights, and bangs and all things pyrotechnic - I really haven't grown up at all. So Wick is right up my street. Perhaps the trigger for JW's revenge is a bit weak, or perhaps it's just a sign of how keen he secretly is to whip out his big gun and hurt people. Whichever is the case once he begins rampaging it's very gratifying. The camera-work can be a bit rapid, but not so much that you lose track of the action - and enough fights are clear and well choreographed that I was fully satisfied.
There isn't too much more needs saying. The action is full-on, kinetic and stylishly done. JW is hard-core but still vulnerable to a good kicking himself, making him just a bit more human rather than a killing machine, and Keanu suits the role well - what with having so little dialogue and a hand to hold his gun with.
If you watch this expecting to be left with deep questions about the nature of life - you're an idiot and please stop writing bad reviews for films you should know better than to watch. If you want to see cinematic boom-bang and feel a vicarious and vengeful thrill - hop on, it's fun :)