The Epic John Wick


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If you haven't checked out John Wick yet, you must!

This movie franchise is one that many of you have already heard of: John Wick. It is an action-packed assassin story.

It follows our protagonist John Wick, a retired hitman with his wife but when his wife dies he spirals into depression until he gets a gift from her from the grave. But I don’t want to spoil much in case you’re one of the 10 people who hasn’t seen it.

If you have been getting tired of the shaky cam, quick cut action of modern movies, then John Wick is the perfect movie series for you. They focus more on combat on-screen with minimal cuts. They focus on a theme when John is fighting where the colors around him are blue and the enemy is red and when they start fighting the color of the lights of the room turn purple. Brilliant little stuff like that is everywhere in these movies.

It also includes an underground world of assassins that you get a taste of in the first movie. The next two sequels expand on it. Also, Keanu Reeves makes you really believe this is a seasoned legendary hitman.  That is due to Reeves training for months to do a lot of the gunplay he does in the movies.

It’s a movie series I encourage a lot of people to pick up, but there is a warning that it is rated R for a reason. There is a lot of blood and violence in the movies. So you have been warned!

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