NYNM#2: Keanu Reeves and a Puppy

It’s a puppy-off, ladies and gents!

6. John Wick (2014)


After the death of his beloved wife, John Wick receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of a sadistic thug, who breaks into his house and steals it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen. Hilarity ensues.

This was sold to me by a friend as the perfect action movie, and I have two points to make about this very bold statement.

1. Die Hard is and will always be the most perfect action movie, so pipe down.

2. Never recommend a movie to me that involves the death of a beagle puppy. There is never any need to kill a beagle puppy (or any puppy, obviously. I just really like beagles).

That said, this is very well made: it looks bloody sexy and it’s more intelligent than most revenge films. Keanu is perfect in the role of tortured killing-machine. I did enjoy it, but DONT KILL BEAGLES, PEOPLE. 6/10 (loses 2 points for unnecessary puppy death)

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