John Wick

Rating: 6/10

Now that the sequel is in theaters, I thought I should see the original since since a lot of people whose opinions I respect loved it. Maybe I had inflated expectations, but I wasn’t impressed. What it has going for it is a nice character build up in the first twenty minutes and an original fantasy-ish world that is gradually built up. Everyone seemed to rave about the action, but I found it to be sterile and dull. Its action sequences are a never ending flow of perfect head-shots and zero danger for John Wick. It was like watching a blase slacker staple gunning flyers up on every pole around campus. Pop, pop, pop… change camera angle… pop, pop, pop. Sigh.

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