So here’s a surprise. John Wick is a fantastic movie.
It’s a clear sighted genre movie that hits all the beats it needs to hit whilst offering up enough discord, oddness and sad Keanu to lift it up to something quite special. At times almost Point Blank (1967) special. It’s one of those movies where scenes and moments jump into your head days after watching it when you are least expecting it.
What I like most is the simplicity. The plotting is A – B – C with nothing needless and the action is clear. Post-Bourne, the simple notion that the viewer should be able to see what is happening, place people in the space of a scene and follow movement is a revelation.