There’s something that Hollywood has going when it comes to turning the mature actor into fully fledged gun-totting action heroes. The recent trend all kicked off with Liam Neeson and set of particular skill, more recently Sean Penn ripped for The Gunman and from tomorrow in UK Cinemas Keanu Reeves joins the club with John Wick.
Apart from all been unexpected choices for the genre they all have one thing in common, they where (or still are) in their 50s. After a few years in the wilderness it certainly looks like Keanu Reeves will be back in the popular books unleashing the pain and compared to Neeson, Penn we already knew Reeves could deliver the action with the Cult franchise The Matrix.
To celebrate tomorrow’s release Keanu Reeves won’t be taking the blue or red pill but revenge pill we have these video interviews of Reeves as well as the directors Chad Stahelski & David Leitch having a chat about the film
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 is brainless fun, it won’t win awards but if your looking for pure escapism, you can do no wrong choosing this film as your weekend viewing at your local cinema.
JOHN WICK opens nationwide across the UK on 10th April 2015