who knew JOHN WICK would be the one the best action movies of the year (i'd say right beside The Raid 2) and one of the freshest, most refreshingly great movies i've seen all year. The premise is so beautifully simple. Keanu channels the ghost of Bronson as he plays John Wick, a badass dude with a past. So right away in the movie his wife dies. His dead wife got Wick a dog before she left and Russian mafia…
This may be the Ultimate Franco film as it features :
-bad dubbed acting
-a micro budget
-weird artistic aspirations
-a silver frankenstein monster running around kicking people's asses
-a bird woman with feather hands
not for everyone, but possibly for everyone.
this second half of the Kill Bill story shines in many ways. i was taken back while watching it again as it seems to formally introduce and refine a style of much longer & very tense dialog sequences that Tarantino would later use in Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds & Django Unchained. there's some stuff in the third act that still doesn't work (a four year old wanting to watch Shogun Assassin before bed?!....odd music choices...getting a little too sappy with the kid…
i dug the shit out of this.
for real, this is Superman on a level we have never seen before. in terms of CRAZY COMIC BOOK SCI FI & AWESOMENESS..... nothing ever on this level.
very similar to Batman Begins for me in that it makes you think about just what makes this superhero just so incredible. Zack Snyder pulled it off & this film is the superhero standard to be judged by.
i was happily surprised to see how successful the…