Archive for John Wick

Theory: Everything is John Wick’s Fault

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 02/24/2015 by McCutcheon

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John Wick was one of the best movies of last year and maybe one of the greatest action movies of all time. The dedication to simplicity makes it one that’s easy to grasp and easy to love. They even left out the whole action staple of “We’ve got to stop the bomb!” or the subplot of “Does he have heart after all?”

No, we know he’s got one because he had a wife…who is dead. Did he do that? Not necessarily but we’ll get to that. Now as for the thugs that broke into his home, beat up him, killed his dog and stole his car…Wick might have had more to do with it than seems apparent. Continue reading

MBTI: John Wick- ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 11/12/2014 by McCutcheon

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The archetypical antihero we’ve come to know and love was played up to nicely in John Wick. And who to better portray an understated misanthrope than Keanu Reeves?

Well, maybe Daniel Day-Lewis but preparation for the role may have caused him to learn how to use a handgun to actually murder over eighty people and Summit Pictures probably just couldn’t handle that right now. Continue reading

Movie Review: John Wick

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 10/24/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Keanu Reeves, Micahel Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Bridget Moynahan, Adrianne Palicki, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, David Patrick Kelly

Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use, Running time 101 minutes, Action/Thriller

Compare to: Drive (2011), The Equalizer (2014)

It’s a great feeling to watch a movie and realize that you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far, the scene you’re watching is great, and that the rest of the film is going to be awesome too. That’s John Wick.

While the plot has been mocked on certain outlets for it’s seemingly basic revenge movie premise, directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski use as strengths what are normally used as crutches in the genre. Continue reading