John Wick

John Wick ★★★★

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of neo-noir, I'm trying to open my eye to the style and awesome films with badasses like John Wick is definitely helping.

After watching this film, I still don't feel I know who the hell this guy really is. I've seen the memes so I knew going in that his motivations were because someone killed his dog that his wife sent him after she died. I personally found his wife's death very sad. But, honestly, after the first 10 minutes of the film, which were super strong, the character development stops. It did quickly develop him enough for me to care about the character and understand his motivations but I personally want more. I probably just need to watch Chapter 2 for more backstory, so I'm not going to worry too much about it just yet.

I've seen a lot of action films that have that one man against everyone:
James Bond, Jason Bourne, Bryan Mills (Taken), Jack Reacher, etc.
All those guys have their own characteristics, skills, and abilities that get the job done. But no one did it with such precision as John Wick. Like this fucking dude mowed through guys without even thinking. It was just pure muscle memory to him. I can't say who would win a fight between them all but they are all fun to watch and I can't wait to see more from Mr. Wick and this world that he lives in.

Also, I need to know about these tokens. Where did he come from? Who trained him? Just backstory, in general, would help.

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