John Wick

(David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, 2014)

with James Fauvell, Union Square Regal, 10/27/14

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john wick

There’s a chance I’m getting too old for this shit.  A decade ago, I probably would have been thrilled – or at least entertained – by this stylish piece of smarter-than-average trash, but at the ripe old age of thirty-two, I found it mindless and vaguely depressing.  I still enjoy a good fight scene, and there’s something viscerally gratifying about watching Keanu Reeves shoot people at close range – which he does a lot in this movie – but I just couldn’t convince myself that there was any resonance – any purpose – to what I was watching.  I left feeling more unsettled than amused.  What has happened to me?

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