John Wick was the best action film last year, and the best use of Keanu Reeves this decade. The film follows Reeves on a go-for-broke revenge mission after a gang of entitled mobster brats kill his dog and steal his car. It’s a stylish piece of ass-kicking in which Mr. Reeves, excuse me, Mr. Wick, doles out some grade-A punishment. Now, thanks to the internet, you can watch all the film’s kills under ten minutes.
The video is a distillation of the film’s key action set-pieces, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, I’d recommend that you hold off until you rectify that situation and stop bringing shame to your family. If you have seen the film and are looking for a concentrated dose of Wick, enjoy.
Video via Reddit.
That is an extremely violent 7 minutes, and I’m glad the creator of the video gives some context for the mayhem. Nothing calls for retribution like dog murder. While the video gives a good glimpse at the film’s excellent fight choreography, it doesn’t even begin to capture the glory of the film’s cheeky one-liners and engrossing world-building. It is, however, a fun little treat for fans who don’t have time to watch the whole movie again. If you’re looking to dive into Wick-land a little further, why don’t you take the night off and check out Steve’s interviews with Keanu Reeves and directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch.
John Wick also stars Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane and Adrianne Palicki and is now available on Blu-ray.