I’ll admit it – I was one of those people who would make fun of Keanu Reeves for his acting. Hell, I still do, however I’ve gone from total apathy over his work to quite liking it. Maybe it’s an age thing, or maybe it’s because Reeves seems like a really nice, genuine dude (and he is a dude). It also helps that he produced and presented the brilliant documentary, Side By Side in 2012. His latest film, John Wick has had scorching reviews in the US and it made a tidy sum at the box office, grossing over $43 million.
Here’s the synopsis:
When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster, he hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend in John Wick; a stylish tale of revenge and redemption. After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) who breaks into his house and steals it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.
John’s search for his stolen vehicle takes him to a side of New York City that tourists never see, a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, where John Wick was once the baddest guy of all.
John Wick hits the UK ono 10 April 2015