This movie delivers exactly what it promises. The film has a graphic novel feel, not nearly as drastic as the “Sin City” movies. But there is a layer of grayscale darkening of the scenes and the subtitles are displayed in a manner you’d expect to see in a graphic novel. Stressed words are bolded and colored, it’s a nice touch and adds some originality.
The plot is kept simple, which I like in an action movie. When there are too many layers of conspiracies, it gets annoying trying to keep track of it all. This is a straight-cut Russian Mafia deal. John Wick is wronged and he seeks out those who wronged him.
Yes, the realism isn’t there. But right from the start the rules of this world are made clear and it abides by them. Which is good enough for me. I don’t need a movie to be believable, I just need it to stay true to itself.
There was never a moment when I was bored. There is plenty of action. Even if it’s absurd at moments. It’s still entertaining. The dialogue is half original, half cliques, a good enough mix for the style of movie it is.
The acting, never faltered. Everyone did a great job of engulfing me in this world.
So if you are looking for a great action movie, this is the one to see. Car chases, gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, this movie really has it all. And aside from some cussing, and death of course, I’d say it’s kid friendly too. I’d take an eight-year-old with me, they’d love it.