Revenge is a dish best served with super-cool action style
review by Thom Yee
What if somebody snuck into your home… killed your wife and kids? You wouldn’t be okay with it and you wouldn’t adjust to it. You wouldn’t want to see the killer brought to justice, you’d want to kill them with your bare hands. Brutally, slowly, dramatically, maybe carried out over the course of days as you kept the killer just this side of death, begging you to just let him die. You’d want revenge. It wouldn’t be good or right or fair. But it would feel so. F*cking. Good.
That’s basically John Wick. Only replace the word “wife” with “dog” and the word “kids” with “stole your car”.
For a number of reasons, I was fairly certain that I was never going to see John Wick. I’m at an age where I can directly remember movies like Speed and Johnny Mnemonic, and I can also directly remember never wanting to see those movies. Continue reading