Ben Oliver

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John Wick

John wasn’t exactly the boogeyman. He’s the one you sent to kill the fucking boogeyman.
21 March 2017

I cannot wait to see the sequel to this. John Wick is a beautiful symphony of art and entertainment; the other worldly use of colour and cinematography combined with sheer balls to the wall action make it one in a million.

The plot is ostensibly very simple but it’s so much more than just a revenge flick. There’s a delicate balance between a father’s love for his son while accepting that his son is a shit and must be murdered by Wick. That’s followed by the need to catch and kill said murderer to avenge the death, while still having respect for the protagonist.

I love the weird yet logical moral code at play, and the surreal world Stahelski builds of people operating on a different plane to us mere mortals.

A dazzling borderline-masterpiece that shows cinema at its very best.