Stars: 4 / 5
Recommendation: The film has its weak spots obviously, but comes with heavily action packed mob-involved revenge plot that doesn’t disappoint the viewers. If you like bloodshed and guns and revenge, this is the right series to pick up.
John Wick Movie Series is a series of films, three of which have been released so far, with two more in planning. The stories in these movies follow around John Wick, a retired hitman who is brought out of his retirement in each movie for one or the other reason. Wick was an orphan who is raised to be an assassin by the Tarasov Russian Mafia. Keanu Reeves portrays the titular role so far.
One of the questions in the American TV Game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was about John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. Specifically around the word Parabellum used in the title. That prompted an interest in me to watch the movies and see who the heck was John Wick. And hence the review.
The first film, John Wick, was released in 2014 and focuses on Wick taking revenge on the people who had killed his dog , Daisy, a recent gift from his deceased wife, Helen. He comes out of a 5 year retirement to hunt the killers. The plot is loosely based on an incident in Texas involving former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose puppy, DASY, was shot by street bad guys.( Collapse )