John Wick is a man who is deep in depression. After losing his wife he doesn't know what to do with his life. Then one day he gets a gift from his late wife after her death. He realizes that maybe there can be a way back to happiness. After getting some gas in his sporty car, some thugs decide they want something he has. They follow him home, and attack, not realizing who it is they are attacking, or what he was before.
Full of both action and humor this movie was hard to watch but also really well done. I thought as a revenge movie it didn't focus too much on silly fighting scenes and actually everything seemed to have a purpose. When you betray a man who has done some work for you and completed a task you never thought he would complete, it is bad business to go back on a contract.
Keanu Reeves, while often playing himself or versions of himself, was really good in this movie. He showed a range of emotion and I really felt for him. There were scenes where I felt he needed to be a little less of a sympathetic man, and he should have done what was needed, but eventually things worked out.
One of the most awesome ideas in this movie was the hotel when work was never to be done and trouble was never to be started. It was a safe haven for assassins, drug cartels, and anyone who wanted a break from the criminal lives they were living. I haven't seen an idea like this in any other movies that I have watched, although I am sure there are other examples of this, I thought it was a novel idea.
I really enjoyed JOHN WICK. I wasn't sure I would because of what I had heard about it. I am glad I took the chance and I am interested in what they do to keep the fun and action and story in JOHN WICK 2.