A confident man could sometimes a blind one. Being reckless and too confident, both are the common mistakes a thug did. But, we can’t expect a criminal or a mob to think carefully prior to doing his action. A regular citizen might not be harmful to the thug. The story will be different if the main and the only victim is a man who has nothing to lose; a man who has lost his ability to feel love and affection and to love also? The answer will be something horrible, horror to the thug. This is the central theme of one of the most celebrated action movies of Keanu Reeves entitled John Wick: Chapter 1.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is an outstanding and noteworthy hitman whose sky is the limit to his ability to accomplish his mission. Loving his wife, he decides to abandon his profession and starts a new life. Unfortunately, Helen Wick (Bridget Moynahan) is sick and dies; leaving him a puppy. A day after her burial, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) meets him at a gas station and shows his interest to John’s car. The son of Russian mob Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist) then, accompanied by his men, breaks into John’s house to steal his car. Poor Iosef, he brutally kills John’s puppy and tortures John. Gathering information about the gangster, John visits Aurelio (John Leguizamo) the next day. Iosef met the owner of Aurelio’s garage who later told him that he has made big mistake by hurting John. To Viggo’s horror, John doesn’t want to cooperate and insists on launching revenge. In order to save his son, Viggo recruits ontract killers such as Marcus (William Dafoe) and Ms. Perkins (Adrianne Palicki) for few million dollars. John has only one more mission prior to his final retirement: Getting Iosef Tarasov. For that, he takes any risks before his eyes, including being the sharpshooting target for Marcus while taking rest in the Continental Hotel.
Misery and despair seem to find their place within Keanu Reeves. John Wick: Chapter 1 is among one of Keanu’s wonderful performance. He plays the role John Wick well. This movie successfully combines action, drama, and thriller. Keanu, the celebrated actor, manages to show his brilliant play as a grieving husband who has lost his only love; a hitman whose skill in martial arts and guns invincible; a magnificent contract killer who has no more service to render; and a man who has no one to trust. John stays focus and feels no pain until his goal attained. He is lucky to have Marcus who saves him from Viggo’s plan and willing to die for him. What a mind-blowing fact knowing that there’s still friendship and courage to serve the truth among contract killers after the heroic act Marcus performed; and that a mob like Viggo believes in professionalism, something that forces him to kill Marcus at his home. John Wick: Chapter 1 is more than just an action movie; a quality that makes the cinema work should be enlisted in your favorite movies.