John Wick ★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Backstory and worldbuilding are a little labored at first and this does start to run on fumes after Theon gets killed (though as far as fumes go, the final fight in the rain ain't bad) but no one else shoots action like Stahelski. The colors, the motion, the impact—to call these films a martial arts renaissance feels inadequate; Wick is its own beast entirely.