John Wick ★★★

Turns out that all you need to make a movie is a John Wick and a dog (and you don't even need the dog for that long).

the first half is grand. funny, patient, with slick & unique action. stylishly accomplishes a bit of world-building in there, too.

the 2nd half is a slog, as it turns out there are only so many times you can watch keanu reeves flip someone over his shoulder and shoot them in the head.

the moral of the story: maybe *don't* kill john wick's dog?