John Wick (2014)
Director: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited)
Screenplay: Derek Kolstad
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Keith Jardine and Kevin Nash.
The Pitch: “Hey, let’s make an action movie that takes it to the next level!”
Tagline: Don’t Set Him Off!
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
John Wick [Reeves] is grieving the death of his wife. A chance meeting with Iosef Tarasov, the privileged son of a Russian mobster, leads to Tarasov and some of his thugs breaking into Wick’s house, beating him badly, killing his dog and stealing his prized vintage Mustang.
Tarasov learns way to late that Wick is a legendary retired hit man. And now Wick is coming for revenge.
Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, Derek Kolstad and Keanu Reeves have created a unique world that is just slightly different from the one we live in. It feels real. Each character has a backstory that is told without it feeling like backstory. The action is amazing. I loved this movie and want more!!