Friday, 14 November 2014

Stuff I Thought While Watching John Wick (Non-review)

(This may be spoiler-y to some people. You've been warned)

It's been several months since I last went to a movie (just checked: it was Ninja Turtles back in August). 

Dragged a friend to TGV's Thursday BOGO promo to watch the new Keanu Reeves movie, John Wick. Had a good laugh as the movie was starting when a family with kids was seated in our row who thought they were in for a different movie until the people who's seats they were in (for this screening, anyway) finally came in and the family sheepishly got out just as Keanu Reeves was passed out in the flash foward. 
  • He can't possibly have told his wife what he actually did for a living. I wonder what the cover story was. 
  • What kind of delivery company work so late at night one? 
  • So the wife remembered to send a puppy to him posthumously, but not some kibble on top of that so he doesn't feed it milk and cereal the next morning?
  • Okay, the puppy was cute while it lasted. 
  • Keanu's driving in this movie doesn't help the American stereotype of "Asians-can't-drive"...
  • Keanu Reeves (sorta, kinda) looked like Tom Hardy in some lighting and angles...? 
  • At least him getting injured and the medical attention is still more realistic than Bruce Willis in most of his movies, if you know what I mean.
  • Yep, Alfie Allen (Lily Allen's brother, who's the subject of her song Alfie). The resemblance is there. 
  • So Willem Dafoe is Not-Dafoe.. in this movie anyway.
  • The body count is pretty high in this movie and the blood splatter looks real-ish. 
  • A hotel for assassins? Makes sense to me, especially the on-call doctor. But getting a new car as compensation after being attacked in his own room is a pretty cool perk. I suppose when you're transacting in gold coin, you have money to buy people new cars. 
  • I have no idea what movie was playing the room the aforementioned sesat family thought they were watching; my friend guessed that it was perhaps Northmen: A Viking Saga
  • The entire movie is basically him avenging the death of his puppy (who's a stand in for his late wife, who died of cancer) by killing off most of the Russian mob. 
  • So he and the new dog walk-hobbled their way back to Jersey? 
For the love of Pete, I hope this is a one-off. For RM5, it was just alright, but no way I would've paid more for this.