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Do you feel like going in a quest for revenge with your friend John Wick? Or do you feel more like it’s time for you to give payback to the Russian mob? Dive into the intense action thriller movie John Wick !
John Wick was directed by Chad Stahelski and released in 2014. We follow the story of John Wick (Keanu Reeves) who just lost his wife Helen to an illness. As John is grieving, he bonds with Daisy, the beagle puppy his wife gave him before she died, and spend time with his dog riding in his 1969 Ford Mustand Mach 1. He meets three Russian gangster lead by Iosef (Alfie Allen) at a gas station and refuses to sell them his car. The three mobsters follow him to his home, kill the beagle Daisy and steal his Ford Mustang. Iosef tries to rework the car at a chop shop managed by Aurelio, but he recognize’s John car and kicks him out. While John visits Aurelio, the chop shop owner informs him that Iosef is the son of Viggo Tarasov, the leader of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo learns what his son did and tells him who John is : an incredibly effective assassin nicknamed « Baba Yaga » after the legendary Russian witch. He tries to convince John to not get retribution, but the former hitman refuses. Viggo Tarasov then put a $2 million bounty on John Wick and hires the most effective hitmen to terminate him.
John Wick has been co-directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, both fans of animes and martial arts movies. They hired some Hong Kong choregraphers specialists in gun fu and various combat styles for the action scenes of the movie. John Wick was their directorial debut, but you can see their love for cinema in general through the influences of the movie : Hong Kong (John Woo), France (Jean-Pierre Melville) and even Italian western spaghettis. John Wick had good reviews and was a success at the box-office, reassessing Keanu Reeves as an action movie start. It was followed by two sequels, John Wick 2 and John Wick 3 which were all succesful as well. A John Wick video game was also released in 2019 and a fourth movie is being prepared for what is already a cult action movie franchise that marked the 2010s.
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