Escape to the Movies: John Wick - Keanu Kicks Ass, Takes Names

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Given that the episode was filled with filler, I get the impression that the film is just good but in a boring way. Not much to say about it, but given that it is an action film I don't expect anything else from it, and I might check it out when I get the chance.

Edit: 2000th post, woo!

Oh come on! Seriously, I was expecting today review to be The Book of Life!

Yes I probably will watched it next week but still, I wanted to hear Bob opinion on it!!!

So, now I basically got yet another reason to snatch the DVD once it's released. Alright.

And for those curious, what the first reason is:
And yes, it's free!

I would have loved to go see this movie, it looks fun and there is nothing else out right now but I just can't. It makes no sense, I can watch a movie with any kind of body count and not care but I just can't watch a movie where a dog dies. I love dogs and I simply can't watch a movie where they die, it simply bums me out.

John Wick looks awesome, will definitely give it a look as soon as I can.

That said, bit of a bummer that Bob talks about how great the cast is without mentioning Lance Reddick. Always nice to see him.

The Avengers trailer sucked, let's keep it real. Disappointment of October for me

Bob, you had me until the very last second... War Zone was awwwwwful.

ROFL! "Best since Punisher: War Zone" This movie is gonna suck and the only reason Bob loves Keanu "Can't act his way out of a wet paper bag" Reeves is the same reason he likes One Direction.

I'll say what others have said about the Avengers sequel trailer: "Gah!, another movie of them bickering amongst each other most the movie.". Ya, if they do this with YET AGAIN casting Hydra as the central enemy I'm going to be royally cheesed!

John Wick looks like a good Saturday Night popcorn rental, but won't go to the theaters to see what essentially is a Punisher title without the title.

"Shiny." I see what you did there.

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Gor Kur:
ROFL! "Best since Punisher: War Zone" This movie is gonna suck and the only reason Bob loves Keanu "Can't act his way out of a wet paper bag" Reeves is the same reason he likes One Direction.

Given the general opinion of the movie, you seem to be completely wrong. :P

OT:
Yeah, I'll probably see it. The premise sounded silly enough to be worth watching.

Seeing as I'm a dog lover, and my dog of 10 years pass away back in may I couldn't watch the trailers after they killed the dog, but it's good to hear it's a good movie.

Also, wait isn't Scarlet Witch an X-men character? I thought she was Magneto's daughter, don't fox have the rights to those characters still?

Caught it last night. Exactly what is says on the tin. Amazing action that doesn't let up. Comparisons to super hero movies are odd. Shoehorned even. Just Bob trying to be "the super hero guy" for his movie critic pals.

WAIT, wait, wait, wait.
...
Wa~a~a~ait...
There was a good Punisher movie? When did this happen?

Also,

Jman1236:
Seeing as I'm a dog lover, and my dog of 10 years pass away back in may I couldn't watch the trailers after they killed the dog, but it's good to hear it's a good movie.

Also, wait isn't Scarlet Witch an X-men character? I thought she was Magneto's daughter, don't fox have the rights to those characters still?

Although they're Magneto's kids they tend to spend more time in the expanded universe, and there's one or maybe two X-men cartoons where they get more than an episode or two. Bob mentioned that FOX and Marvel seem to be in a pissing contest over them, going by Quicksilver's prolonged cameo in Days Of Future Past.

Oh, another thing: so the main characters motivation is to take revenge on hoodlums who (among other things) killed his dog? So is this a case of a ''Fridged Dog'' or a ''Dog In The Refridgerator''? I guess this movie's one to avoid for animal lovers!

I've already said my piece about Avengers: Age of Ultron in a previous post. I was hoping for more details for John Wick. A lot of critics are praising it and it looks like a hard-R action movie on the tone of Dredd 3D. I just hope it doesn't suffer the same fate as it did at the box office.

So I'd like to address all those reading this thread to get off your butts and go see John Wick this weekend. Do not wait for next week, do not wait for DVD or Netflix or cable. You want Hollywood to support more hard-R action movies that actually fun to watch (sorry, Expendables, but you don't count), then fucking support movies like John Wick. I'm gonna see it this Saturday in a theater that is about one hour's drive from where I live mostly because my neighborhood theaters are stuck replaying the movies from previous releases. That is how committed I am to supporting this movie and I hope you will make the same commitment.

And for those who are under 18 and want to watch it, then go see it. I'm sure a theater playing this movie have employees that could care if you're only 16 and want to see it. But if your theater is strict about no one admitting minors to an R-rated movie, then find an adult that will take you. If your dad or mom will agree to it, good. You can sit in different seats so you won't be embarrassed. If mom or dad say no, then find a less responsible adult in your circle of family/friends/neighborhood (perhaps the local wino will be happy to take you if you buy him a bottle of whiskey).

Yeah, I'm not setting a good example for future generations but I am dead serious about this. Shy of paying for another movie and sneaking in to see John Wick (please don't do that, cause Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day does not deserve any of your time or money), this is the time to stand behind good hard-R actions.

Siege_TF:
WAIT, wait, wait, wait.
...
Wa~a~a~ait...
There was a good Punisher movie? When did this happen?

If there was, it certainly wasn't War Zone!

So, it's kind of like RED?

I should reiterate. John Wick is the baddest BAMF you've seen in a very long time. Totally worth your time and money.

Any similarities with the Punisher or any Punisher movie end with "Has guns, kills mobsters."

Jman1236:
Seeing as I'm a dog lover, and my dog of 10 years pass away back in may I couldn't watch the trailers after they killed the dog, but it's good to hear it's a good movie.

Also, wait isn't Scarlet Witch an X-men character? I thought she was Magneto's daughter, don't fox have the rights to those characters still?

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are uniquely co-owned currently. They can be used by both Fox and Disney.

http://www.thegeektwins.com/2014/04/why-is-quicksilver-in-two-movies-x-men.html#.VElIufldWSo

Wait... the bad guys "beat up his dog"?

That has to be the most weird revenge movie justification in quite some time. It is so preposterous it could pass as a parody of the genre...

Kevin Nash? Sold

Evonisia:
Given that the episode was filled with filler, I get the impression that the film is just good but in a boring way. Not much to say about it, but given that it is an action film I don't expect anything else from it, and I might check it out when I get the chance.

If those action clips didn't sell you on it, I don't think there's much else to say to convince you.

the fight choreography reminds me of eastern style gun flicks. Those long takes are wonderful :D

Jump cuts are bad :P

I dunno, so the movie is getting rave reviews, but I'm still inclined to give it a pass given how completely turned-off I am from the trailer. Nothing but trite and cliche, mixed with the cardinal sin of killing an animal as a cheap and lazy tactic to get the audience emotionally invested, and then pours it on all the thicker by giving the dog a sappy origin story. All the glaring reviews this movie seems to be getting, and I just can't convince myself that it's worth seeing. And don't get me wrong, I'm not the kind of person who needs to reference doesthedogdie.com before needing to see a movie, nor does it bother me all that much when animals get killed in movies. I just found it to be a lazy and predictable (given how much the trailer played-up the puppy) method of pulling at the audience's heart strings. It's also hard to really believe the motives of the villain when he seems like the kind of guy who's rich enough to have an entire garage-full of muscle cars. I get that he doesn't realize who he's fucking with (until it's too late), but it just seems like going to carsoup.com would have gotten this guy the same results with less hassle.

I was worried when the first 1.5 minutes was about the Avengers 2 trailer, but it's good to hear John Wick is a good, fun, action-in-your-face movie. Just like the kind I grew up with. I just might go see it Saturday.

As for Avengers 2, I just hope Elizabeth Olsen has more range there than in Godzilla. Still looking forward to it.

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Guys, I think the captcha generator's becoming self-aware.

I think it's funny we're assuming Olsen won't wear a suit. My guess is that comes from the first act when they break out of the facility they are in (spoiler) at the end of Cap 2.

I also am calling slight of hand on Marvel's part. They are making it look like more of the same, I don't think it will be. It's really easy to show things horridly out of context in a trailer... really that's all a trailer is. But I think come May, we'll realize just how different this movie was from what this trailer made it out to be.

OT - John Wick eh? Those fight scenes almost have me sold. Maybe Gone Girl will have to wait another week before it enters my eyes.

Of all the places I'd expect to see an Archie TV series crop up, I would not have guessed FOX. This could be a sign that they're planning to launch a more family-friendly block of animated programming (possibly also including that Flintstones reboot that still hasn't happened yet), or maybe they really are gonna give it the full Family Guy treatment and nobody at Archie Comics gives a toss because, hey, money is money I guess.

Bindal:
So, now I basically got yet another reason to snatch the DVD once it's released. Alright.

And for those curious, what the first reason is:
And yes, it's free!

Huh. This is pretty cool. Why should the only things that get tie-in content in video games be other video games, anyway? Stuff like this is a good way to reinforce the idea that video games are just a medium like any other.

Gizmo1990:
I would have loved to go see this movie, it looks fun and there is nothing else out right now but I just can't. It makes no sense, I can watch a movie with any kind of body count and not care but I just can't watch a movie where a dog dies. I love dogs and I simply can't watch a movie where they die, it simply bums me out.

Very much agreed, the movie looks good, but I'll have to wait until I'm in a situation where I can fast forward through the scene. Can't watch dogs get hurt, even in a movie.

Ok - this movie certainly looks interesting now

i don't know about you guys, but i'm rooting for the robot.

You don't know how happy that makes me.

I like Reeves. Sometimes it feels like I'm the only person but I think that in certain roles, he's absolutely perfect. I suppose one could say that makes him a bad actor if he can only do a handful of roles but I don't care; love the guy.

I was worried about this film since October seems to be a "let's release the shitty stuff and the horror stuff now before Oscar-Bait time" so I'm really happy this looks exactly what it looks like; a straight-up and good action movie.

hermes200:
Wait... the bad guys "beat up his dog"?

That has to be the most weird revenge movie justification in quite some time. It is so preposterous it could pass as a parody of the genre...

Actually, that's what sold me on the film. I'll admit I'd never even heard of it before the John Wick (free) DLC for Payday 2 came out (yes really, but...

Basically, the whole "They killed his dog thing" is framed as being completely self aware in the trailer. They're shown killing his dog in that super-fast edited trailer way, and then it immediately cuts to a shot of John Wick standing over his dog's fresh grave and saying "They've taken everything from me". It is then explained that the dog was a last gift from his dying wife, but that aside, it seems like they're fully aware of how silly it is.

Plus I think most dog owners would agree; if you were a badass hitman and someone killed your dog, you totally would hunt them down.

Oooh, a nod to Punisher: War Zone. That's cool!

That said, I'd wish Bob would keep the Marvel slavering to his written articles. So sick of that franchise and what it's doing to the AAA film landscape.

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