John Wick

A Man, his dog, and his love for his car. This is John Wick at it’s core.

John Wick is the 2014 action/ thriller written and directed by Chad Stahleski and David Leitch. Both were stunt coordinators for the massively popular ” gun fu” flick, The Matrix.

John Wick stars Keanu Reeves,Willem Defoe, and Alfie Allen.

The film starts out with John Wick, played by Keanu, watching his wife die in a ¬†hospital. This utterly destroys John. when he returns home he finds a last gift from his wife. A dog named Daisy with a note saying ” now that Im gone you still need something to love, John.”

Oh yeah something else about this dog her name is Daisy and shes super cute, maybe one of the cutest dogs in a movie. John’s main love in life outside his wife is his muscle car. The car is a 1969 Mustang boss and it’s bad ass. while driving it around some Russians see it and offer to buy it, John refuses.

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The Russian assailants lead by Alfie Allen, who we know from Game of Thrones fame as Theon Greyjoy break into John’s house, steal his car, and beat the shit out of him.

Turns out John is a bad ass. John is a man of few words, this suits Keanu best. He is constantly fighting off three or four guys at once. It reminds me of his days as Neo. John Wick reminds me of an old 80’s or 90’s action film. It has comedy,action,and drama.

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When anyone speaks Russian in the film the subtitles are in color and scroll along the screen whenever someone says them.

The night club scene is so awesome. It had some of the best gun and fight scenes I have watched recently. Kenau shows off some serious martial arts. All while a thumping bass line from a techno beat is banging in your eardrum the whole time.

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over all 8/10. Go watch John Wick now !

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The Raid Redemption

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Iko Uwasis is a bad man. He is the star of one of the brutal and hardest movies I have seen in recent history.

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I had seen Iko in only one other martial arts movie before. Menratau, which also happens to be by the same director as the Raid, Gareth edwards. These movies use the martial arts of Silat. Which is just a bad ass fighting style, which is a very technical and film savvy art of fighting.

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The raid is like many other martial art films in which it has very little story, the story in this film is there just not nearly as griping as the blood lust you have going on from the hundreds of bodies hitting the floor by way of bullet or fists.

The basic story is a group of swat officers are going to raid a tower apartment building where a ruthless and bloodthirsty landlord lives.  A rookie cop named Rama is played by Iko. The story progresses level by level with the action and blood increasing as the floor goes up.

Needless to say that this movies action level is at 11! It was the most fun I have had watching a martial arts film since Flashpoint, which is insane.

There is a scene with Rama and his brother Mad dog fighting another dude in a meat cooler that will blow your mind.

My recommendation is to watch this now.

4/5, Story is decent enough to keep you interested while the fights are not happening and a sequel is out as well as talks of a third to complete the trilogy.