John Wick had met me completely unprepared. Unfortunately I didn’t see the film in the cinema and I didn’t even notice it. Only later did I hear that the new action movie with Keanu Reeves is said to be really good. I still didn’t know anything about the plot and staging when I turned it on. Boy, was that a surprise. In times when the action genre is half-dead and can only come up with crazier and bigger CGI-effects, this handmade, brutal and uncompromising coolness was a revelation. The first movie really inspired me and I was really looking forward to see Keanu in such a great role again.
The second and third parts offer only more of the same in my eyes. That’s not bad, but already in the second part I don’t like it that much anymore. The biggest problem for me, however, is that the world of John Wick is spread out and becomes more important. The more we see the more boring it already becomes. I think that the first part did just fine because you knew little and had only rudimentary contact with the world of the killers and their rules and codes. Most of it was myth. Probably it is in the nature of sequels that one deepens exactly these points. Unfortunately for me it wore off so much over the second part that I didn’t have any special anticipation for the third and actually only saw it because of the action choreography. Of course, this remains beyond any doubt. But I don’t need any more sequels or the spin-off series, sorry.
The first John Wick has a special meaning for me. A miniature was absolutely necessary! As soon as I stumbled upon the matching figure from Studio Miniatures it was bought, that was over 2 years ago. Since then two versions of Spectre have been released, a limited one, which I unfortunately didn’t get, and a regular one, which I don’t like as much as the other one, and there is now a new model from Hasslefree. Today I would probably buy the Hasslefree version, as it is wonderfully dynamic and above all, it is a reasonable size. Unfortunately, that’s the problem with my model: This John Wick is damn small. The figure is rather 25mm and turns out to be quite delicate. Compared to 28mm figures John is simply too small. What a pity, actually it is a nice model.