With the untimely death of his beloved wife still bitter in his mouth, John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from her–a precious keepsake to help John find a new meaning in life now that she is gone. But when the arrogant Russian mob prince, Iosef Tarasov, and his men pay Wick a rather unwelcome visit to rob him of his prized 1969 Mustang and his wife’s present, the legendary hitman will be forced to unearth his meticulously concealed identity. Blind with revenge, John will immediately unleash a carefully orchestrated maelstrom of destruction against the sophisticated kingpin, Viggo Tarasov, and his family, who are fully aware of his lethal capacity. Now, only blood can quench the boogeyman’s thirst for retribution.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Simple and uncomplicated, but therefore a bit predictable, storyline.
Lots of big names and familiar faces. Marred at times by wooden and unconvincing performances, particularly the two main Russian characters.
Very violent but well choreographed action scenes and an excellent sound track.
Keanu Reeves did well in the lead role but couldn’t help but feel that it would have suited a more familiar action star.
The two sequels have good reviews so looking forward to seeing how the story develops.