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John Wick

  • 2014
  • R
  • 101min
  • 87%
  • 7.3 / 10

The film is the first of the John Wick series. A retired hitman, Reeves's character experiences the grief of a recently deceased wife. A home invasion left him beaten, his puppy murdered, he plots revenge against the whole Russian mob. Refusing to change his mind about going after the Russian gangster, a bounty is put on his head. Several assassins chase after Wick and we see how more than capable he is of disposing those who have wronged him.

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From screenwriter Derek Kolstad, the initial idea of the film was about a retired killer for hire coming out for revenge. It was previously titled Scorn. The themes of classic film-noir, revenge, and the anti-hero drove Kolstad to the screenplay. The title of John Wick came about when they cast Keanu Reeves for the lead role. This is due to Reeves telling most people that he was filming a movie called John Wick. An odd driving force for revenge, the death of the puppy in the film sparked an internet trend. Used as an expression, to John Wick is to rage against someone who has hurt an innocent animal. Besides the first film, a sequel, and another one upcoming, John Wick is a lucrative franchise. It has even produced a comic book that tells of the assassin's origin story. John Wick #1 writer is Greg Pak, with illustrations to by Giovanni Valletta.

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John Wick is a 2014 film directed by Chad Stahelski. It is a neo-noir action thriller film released on October 24, 2014. It stars Keanu Reeves as John Wick. He is with Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe. Many critics received the movie well. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 86%. The movie earned $89 million in its worldwide release. The cost of making the film was $30 million.