John Wick is an old school action movie directed by former stunt coordinators turned directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski (Fight Club, Matrix Trilogy and V For Vendetta) .
Keanu Reeves stars as John Wick, a legendary hit man who has retired since falling in love and marrying Helen (Bridget Moynahan). As Wick gets settled into this new life however, Helen succumbs to cancer.
As John tries to cope with his wife’s death, he is pushed back into his old life when the son of his former employer steals his car and kills his dog. Michael Nyqvist plays Viggo Tarasov (former employer / mob boss) and his son, Iosef Tarasov is played by Alfie Allen.
Needless to say, John Wicks unleashes hell and sets off on a trail of blood and bullets going after all those who took away what reminded him of his humanity.
Granted not much of a story, but the cast Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo, Lance Riddick, Dean Winters, Ian McShane and Adrianne Palicki all bring an energy to their characters. Directors Leitch and Stahelski deliver some the best fight scenes that I have seen in a long time.
John Wick may not revolutionize the action genre, but it sure is an entertaining movie with everyone on board giving their best with what they got.
If you like old school action films then look no further than John Wick.