I will defend this franchise with my dying breath. It's done nothing short of redefining the action genre and it's style is noticeably bleeding into other films and franchises. Let's be honest, the bathroom fight in Fallout wouldn't have happened if John Wick hasn't repopularized long-takes/ little-to-no soundtrack during. JW3 needed to be different though or it'd be too similar to the first 2, so they took their formula to the next level i.e. 7 minute sword fights and Johnny teaming up for the first time with other assassins. Just go see it.
I remember the first time I watched Forrest Gump because it opened my eyes to the fact that good movies exist. I grew up on probably the same things you did and then I went on a Hitchcock kick which was awesome and then I watched Forrest Gump and shortly after that I was inspired to watch every film on AFI's top 100 films list. I'm still chipping away at that but I've come a long way since '07.
Hanx you're a stand up guy and one of my favorite actors. Thanks for everything so far.