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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0BMx-qxsP4

Say what you want about Keanu, but the man always delivers in his action movies. So, here he is again back at it as a former hit man brought out of retirement because... somebody killed his dog. Not really a classic tagline, but it sounds like fun. The trailer looks pretty decent IMO, lots of live action scenes and a killer supporting cast. Although, I am a little unsure about this director as it his basically his directorial debut. So, a few things that I am hoping for:

Live action scenes and lots of them. I think that this is basically a dying art these days as it has become more feasibly to just use a little shaky cam and CGI. So, just gimme lots of Keanu kickin' ass and then cheesing it up with his classic deadpan delivery (DRIVE.... fast).

Dare I say, the Dutch angle? This to me has always been a very efficient way of symbolizing the transformation of nice guy to killer hit man, and I always enjoy it when it is done correctly.

What I am not hoping for: NO MORE SHAKY CAM! This trend has been beaten to death and is hardly ever done correctly (Alex Cross...ugh).


[Edited on September 17, 2014 at 3:01 AM. Reason : d]

9/17/2014 2:58:45 AM

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Trailer looks decent, dont think i would pay to go see it in the theater though. Also generally not a great sign when the first I've ever heard of a movie is just a month before it is released.

9/17/2014 8:24:38 AM

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same thing happened to Dredd 3D, and that movie is 100% bonafide.

9/17/2014 8:29:16 AM

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this looks awesome.

9/17/2014 8:43:33 AM

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The thread for Dredd on here was started 7 months before it's release, and I went to see it in the theater, and yes it is 100% awesome, but I don't think these 2 are exactly comparable. I agree that the trailer looks good for this.

[Edited on September 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM. Reason : $$$]

9/17/2014 8:48:29 AM

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Yeah, but Dredd is part of a franchise, and any mention of it at Comic-Con or whatever is gonna draw attention. But, I do believe that the marketing campaign for Dredd had a low budget because the majority of the dough was eaten up by the film itself, and the producers just figured that they would not have to over-market a Dredd movie to garner interest. I am guessing that it is the same logic here since Reeves is a certifiable action guy.

[Edited on September 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM. Reason : g]

9/17/2014 9:01:46 AM

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And, I pretty much enjoy everything with Lance Reddick in it. The dude is a boss.

9/19/2014 7:50:57 AM

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OMG OMG OMG cant wait.

http://www.craveonline.com/film/reviews/762649-fantastic-fest-2014-review-john-wick

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"Cinema’s next great badass is here. John Wick is totally fucking awesome, with a style and tone as impressive as its action. Keanu Reeves IS John Wick."



http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/fantastic-fest-review-hitman-thriller-john-wick-starring-keanu-reeves-willem-dafoe-adrianne-palicki-20140919

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"Ostensibly it's a B-grade action movie about a hitman's quest for (bloody) revenge, but in Reeves' nimble hands, it becomes a much more joyous experience. It's a comic book fantasy of how the criminal underworld works, anchored mostly by Reeves' raw charisma.
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But, this is exactly what I was afraid of.

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"The direction, by first-timers David Leitch (who has a background in stunt work) and Chad Stahelski, is occasionally quite slack, and it's very clear that they can handle squib-heavy set pieces much better than dialogue-driven scenes. "





[Edited on September 22, 2014 at 6:25 AM. Reason : reviews this soon? I have no idea about the credibility here]

9/22/2014 6:17:09 AM

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more reviews are coming out and they are all pretty damn good.

This film will bring me my redemption.

9/24/2014 5:05:50 PM

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that was an awesome trailer

9/24/2014 9:12:34 PM

BanjoMan
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Yeah, so this film does not come out in Germany until the very end of January 2015...

I am considering flying to Sweden to see it, because there it still comes out in October. I guess that makes for a good excuse for a day trip...right?

9/30/2014 6:33:06 PM

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You're considering flying to Sweden to watch a Keanu Reeves movie?

9/30/2014 6:54:13 PM

BanjoMan
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No, and why do people always say it like that? When it comes to action, the man delivers, that is like his whole thing.

Plus I said excuse for a day trip... Flying to Sweden is actually fairly cheap, and it will be nice that time of year.

10/1/2014 5:29:15 AM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRkDFEXnZwA

New Trailer out featuring a little more dialogue than the first. I really get the vibe that Keanu is pulling some inspiration from his Jack in Speed based off some of the newer footage. I dunno, just my two cents. Also, they are really pushing the lore of John Wick more in this trailer.



[Edited on October 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM. Reason : x]

10/5/2014 11:43:25 AM

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It'll probably be an entertaining action flick. Kinda like Jack Reacher. Retarded name, good fun.

10/5/2014 6:46:18 PM

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BUMP

So, who is going to see this opening day?

10/16/2014 2:37:41 AM

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This shit is 100% on rotten tomatoes at the moment

Definitely want to see

10/17/2014 2:19:59 AM

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Not to mention that the very credible Chris Stuckmann gave it an A. So, it should be a great action film.

10/17/2014 9:38:46 AM

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Well, it is already certified fresh on RT and literally every credible voice out there is saying that this film is worth your time. Now, that is not an attempt to hype it up (IMO), more so to insure ppl that it is worth the ticket price to check it out if you are in to action films.


I have also read that the camera angles in this film were exceptional, and that there is no shaky cam ( which is a huge plus).

10/24/2014 12:38:47 PM

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i watched it this afternoon. It was good, not great. Definitely not on the same level as the best lower budget hard R action movies of the last few years such as The Raid and Dredd, but still enjoyable. I give it a B-

I think it could have benefited from pushing the envelope a little more. It already had the R rating, they could have thrown in some memorable kills, or a little more gore from the bullet hits.

[Edited on October 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM. Reason : $$$]

10/24/2014 6:20:40 PM

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Just got back. Really liked it. Don't expect Shakespeare or anything. It's a well-tuned take on a formula we've seen a thousand times. But, this movie was really stylish, action was great, and Keanu nailed the part. Hard not to recommend.

10/24/2014 9:32:19 PM

BanjoMan
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but what about the Dutch angle?

10/25/2014 4:55:25 AM

Money_Jones
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i don't recall any use of it

10/25/2014 9:46:05 AM

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After the first scene of them pumping their own gas in NJ I was done. If the producers don't respect me enough as a viewer to know you can't do that, then I want no part of your film

10/25/2014 3:20:13 PM

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It's not supposed to be a documentary...

10/26/2014 6:59:57 AM

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Quote :
"If the producers don't respect me enough as a viewer to know you can't do that, then I want no part of your film"


Lots of people don't know that...kind of a silly thing to get hung up on as well.

10/26/2014 4:01:24 PM

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So, just sayin, if anybody has found this on the Internets then plz pm me.

10/26/2014 5:11:58 PM

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Somebody here helped me out and I was able to see it. So, to that person I say thanks!

Really great film. I think that its stenghs and weaknesses come from the fact that it was a straight on full throttle action film without any secondary subplots or developing themes

11/11/2014 7:15:49 AM

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Will definitely see this when it hits the redbox. Too many good films out/coming out for me to spend a theatre run on a mindless action flick...but from everything i've heard...its exactly what you would expect out of a Keanu action movie...which has me psyched

11/11/2014 7:50:37 AM

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I was surprised I really liked it.

But the ending was shit.

Tangent time: this fascination of the public with ugly fucking dogs as of late needs to stop.

1/17/2015 10:50:28 PM

BlackDog
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Ending was horrible, but overall great action movie.

1/17/2015 11:11:11 PM

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Saw this is Blue Ridge the other day. I really enjoyed it. The action was pretty intense and easy to follow.

1/20/2015 3:27:36 PM

BanjoMan
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I really like the flow of it and that it doesn't seem to drag on in between action scenes. Judging this one against The Raid 2, one advantage that John Wick has is that the world building and action are seamlessly spliced together.

1/20/2015 3:59:02 PM

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I mean I don't know what kind of ending you expected if you thought it was terrible. Very few action movies have the last fight scene be the best one (with the exception of maybe the Raid/Raid 2). The ending was what it needed to be, we found out a little bit more information about how the hotel works, he gets his revenge, the end.

1/28/2015 9:14:50 PM

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really weird movie

2/2/2015 6:28:38 PM

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i watched this drunk. almost went out and got a dog.

2/3/2015 8:23:42 AM

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Just finished this. Definitely worth the hour and a half. Always enjoy Keanu action flicks.

2/5/2015 10:05:02 PM

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http://www.movies.com/movie-news/john-wick-sequel/17849

2/5/2015 11:22:13 PM

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fuck yessss

2/6/2015 11:21:19 AM

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Quote :
"i watched this drunk. almost went out and got a dog."


hahahahahah

2/6/2015 1:13:22 PM

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^^^yessss, bring it on

2/6/2015 4:39:34 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoO-w7Z7Yv4

2/16/2015 8:58:57 PM

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good movie. wouldn't have flown to Sweden to watch it, but entertaining flick.

9/28/2015 8:22:38 PM

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This was a solid movie. Sux sad Keanu can't get more gigs.

9/28/2015 9:01:57 PM

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John Wick Chapter 2 premieres on Feb. 10, 2017

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/21/john-wick-2-keanu-reeves-first-look

9/23/2016 9:36:03 PM

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pumped

9/25/2016 4:19:10 PM

wolfpack2105
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can't wait. Need more Keanu

9/25/2016 4:54:22 PM

BanjoMan
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booking my tickets... to Sweden.

9/25/2016 6:47:52 PM

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I got on a John Wick kick where whenever I saw it on Cinemax I would watch. Probably saw the move 10 times if you add up all the segments. Just a great action flick, I'm real excited for the sequel.

9/25/2016 10:26:03 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMqETeQrgqU

New trailer looks great. This crew knows how to make a beautiful film.

11/12/2016 2:28:02 PM

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