John Wick Changed Action Movies And You Barely Noticed


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  • Looper
    Looper   1 years back

    John Wick is awesome on many levels.

    • Chris H
      Chris H  1 months back

      It really isn't... Overrated garbage tbh...

    • ValiantsFelines McCarty
      ValiantsFelines McCarty  2 months back

      @Muzaffard36 so who do you think would have done it better? Since most people feel that Keanu has extremely good timing based on what he did with the Matrix & he was willing to take a leap of faith with the untried director & production team. Remember they were exstuntmen who worked on Matrix!

      The other thing is one wouldn't expect him to do a movie like this. It would draw people who are interested in what he does. I don't really like most action films they're usually mindless fighting. Love Statham, Asian, etc. usually a good story line & closer to reality. I'm female but I watched it because I like Keanu Reeves. I find him a very interesting and strange actor. I never saw his stupid ones he did when he was a kid but he's always done very interesting independent films. So I was interested in this one. I watched it on my own (rented it) and was enamored in the storyline and the choreography. To me it's the same as watching a ballet or martial arts competition, but with guns, and it was fascinating. I also liked the backstory of the assassins having a safe house, etc. Think I watched the original movie at least 6 - 7times. The second movie not as happy with it. It didn't make sense the ending because there's not that many assassins let's be real, maybe they called them all in and had them come to that area so now I think they've gotten a little crazy on the killing sadly, where as the first one was elegant the second one became overkill and I'm afraid the third one is just gonna be completely a killing spree. You know that kind of stuff and sadly going back to the old lets kill as many people as you can and that was the difference between the first John Wick and the second one. The third one I know it's gonna be just as bad. However, I really like the choreography. There's a lot to learn in the handling of weapons while defending oneself.

      Probably will buy it as a CD set when all 3 are packaged together as a Holiday offering next season..

    • Lord Exanders
      Lord Exanders  3 months back

      @Muzaffard36 lol you must be triggered person idk why, but Keanu is a man who focus, don't forget he learnt a lot of martial arts too before performing this movie. Keanu also a gun-man in real life so it's kinda amazing to see he shoots in John Wick saga. For me, no one can replace Keanu for this role. He clearly suitable on any aspect for this character.

    • Big6Duke
      Big6Duke  4 months back

      Love to see a Wick and Atomic Blonde cross over....

    • John Wick
      John Wick  4 months back

      I agree

  • ValiantsFelines McCarty

    I felt that the fighting in John wick was more realistic in that he does pick up the dropped weapons which never made sense to me they didn't pick them up before. If you're defending yourself in a fire fight and its a large one your going to run out of ammo, as there's only so much you can carry. So you've got to pick up the weapons that the others have dropped hopefully and you also need to reload. Reloading isn't going to happen at the most perfect time. I also feel that today's Street Fighter assassin people would be highly trained former military and would have more of a ballet in their work. so let's go back in my shoe damn ups of the eighties something had to give something had to improve and the foreign films were improving and had to come to American cinema at some point and it did with John Wick.

    As a female I rented it for myself because I like Keanu Reeves I like the way he acts and the way he plays the protagonist of the movie John Wick number one was a fantastic ride I watched it over and over again I believe I watched it 6 times before I had to return it the next day I was not as pleased with the ending of the second movie I feel it was 2 over the top and unrealistic but that's what the directors wanted I think it would have been more frightening if you hadn't known who really was the enemy instead of making it look like everyone was.

    As for Keanu Reeves I have a great deal of respect for him, compared to a lot of the other actors. He doesn't bring politics into his movies, he just does movies, he doesn't do them to tell us what to do, he doesn't get up and tweet that he's this, and he's that, & we need to do as he tweets unlike others. He's just a person, he keeps his life private, and he knows that what he does can affect what people do. So he's very careful about what he says and does. What I like is that he is a real person and that he doesn't use his notoriety or fame to try and make us do something.

    The only thing that he does is he does have charities, but he's so quiet about it that you don't know he has these charities. To me, he's like the old movie stars way back in the 30s and 40s. They really didn't use their fame to get something and instead used it to help others. They knew they were lucky & merely human on a stage loved for a part they played not the person they were.

    When Keanu did the Matrix at first, I didn't understand what was happening in it, but I have to admit it does have a cult following because of what it teaches, it teaches us to be very careful, not only about say, for instance, if we were attacked by aliens and whatever we would do, but also be careful about the world around us, what's real and what's not.

    Just the other day I was talking to my husband that there was a beautiful rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Hello darkness my old friend" by a little girl on YouTube, and it was very haunting. It struck me, it's here. Talking all the time, but saying nothing, on Twitter Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram. WhatsApp. Putting our lives out for all to see talking, but not really speaking. These neon gods, really scary, oh, my husband, just looked at me and said, I never thought of it that way. I'm sure that when they wrote the song, they were just writing something that came from the heart, not realising that in their life time, they would see us doing this.

    Did you know one of the Google creaters has a church that worships as its God, a computer! Why not, it's perfect, it wouldn't make a mistake. Well, yes, of course, it would, all computers are programmed by a human being, it only knows what the human being put into it, even AI is created by th,e intelligence of the person who programed it originally.

    • jasonasdecker
      jasonasdecker  2 days back

      The John Wick back story and universe building is simply amazing.

      • Amanda Devine
        Amanda Devine  1 weeks back

        Peppermint was okay, but Red Sparrow and Proud Mary?! Really?

        • walefish
          walefish  2 weeks back

          what movie is that at 0:10 ?

          • Abu bakr Fayaz
            Abu bakr Fayaz  2 weeks back

            Looper wasted a lot of your time and you barely noticed!

            • Dylan Downright
              Dylan Downright  2 weeks back

              I was pretty much over action/kill em all movies, but john wick has definitely been a much appreciated treat! All those movies compared to john wick were awful! Lmfao

              • Space Jidaigeki
                Space Jidaigeki  3 weeks back

                While John Wick deserves alot of praises, to me without The Man From Nowhere which acts almost as a precursor to this type of action movie, we would not have a John Wick and deserves more attention then its garnered.

                • toriloveSubarukun
                  toriloveSubarukun  3 weeks back

                  Honestly, not to sound all hipster, but I thought this film look special from the original's poster, the one of Keanu's head with the fuse and those piecing eyes. It really stayed with me though i never watched the movie at the time and here years later its allover the internet! Mainly i want to say, props to that the poster designer for suck a striking image!!

                  • Steve Armstrong
                    Steve Armstrong  3 weeks back

                    If Keanu made a movie with him killing bad people with chopsticks and fortune cookies, i will watch it.

                    • Amy Mitchell
                      Amy Mitchell  3 weeks back

                      I appreciate all the training he actually does to prefect the character. He just doesn’t rely on cgi or winging it, he puts his body & mind through it. Keanu is awesome, the first movie where the fight scene on the dance floor, he was ill and done it like in 1 take

                      • Jenic Darling
                        Jenic Darling  3 weeks back

                        I could watch john wick fighting scenes over and over again cause of how great they are and filmed so im glad other people and movies are taking notes from it and following in their steps like they said with Atomic blonde

                        • sweetsavvywally
                          sweetsavvywally  3 weeks back

                          Title is wrong. I noticed the moment it came out.
                          Don’t play yourself. We all know. That’s why it’s so big.
                          These movies are so freaking amazing.

                          • dave_pilot
                            dave_pilot  3 weeks back

                            what's the name of the background music?

                            • kimuseni
                              kimuseni  4 weeks back

                              It’s the best action flick. John wick can kill 007 in 2 seconds

                              • Emille Thornicroft
                                Emille Thornicroft  4 weeks back

                                They even had to mention it.. the raid and raid 2 are pure gold

                                • b c
                                  b c  4 weeks back

                                  Please no more Marvel Comic movie sequels. Just one is per month like the books or just release all at once, really put fans in a frenzy. Funny how Matrix influences and now John Wick is thrown around with Marvel/disney. Not forgetting the whole video game aspect of this title.

                                  • Devin mccampbell
                                    Devin mccampbell  4 weeks back

                                    Really..... Liam been doing this.....stop it

                                    • Kaci Patrick
                                      Kaci Patrick  4 weeks back

                                      Keanu reminds me of that old hollywood grace. Im sure youve seen the videos like "instagram model vs supermodel" and it reminds of that. He has the grace and modesty but also talent of the older hollywood idols. The hollywood of today is much more flashy and for clout.

                                      • tohtorigyro
                                        tohtorigyro  4 weeks back

                                        gun fu? fuck no! wick uses judo and actual cqb!

                                        • Daniel Jeffry Rivera
                                          Daniel Jeffry Rivera  4 weeks back

                                          Collateral should be on the same universe aa John Wick

                                          • kage7785
                                            kage7785  4 weeks back

                                            John Wick didnt change a thing. Asian action films have been doing this since the 80s. They just realized cutting 20 times for one punch in a scene is terrible.

                                            • wintersnake
                                              wintersnake  4 weeks back

                                              That’s cool and all. What about the movie Drive? I feel like that movie has also been influential in its own way.

                                              • Milarnie Alinea
                                                Milarnie Alinea  1 months back

                                                I wonder who will play Young John Wick in the future films or the TV series. That's a very big shoes to fill because of how perfect Keanu embodied the role.

                                                • flippity flop
                                                  flippity flop  4 weeks back

                                                  Well keanu would just have to shave! But for real, its gonna be difficult to represent him in prequels if there are any

                                              • rai x
                                                rai x  1 months back

                                                take Keanu Reeves out of John Wick and have someone else play him. John Wick would just fail

                                                • Victor Miel
                                                  Victor Miel  1 months back

                                                  GQ-Assassins, with Gunkata. Equilibrium also pioneered the idea of a firearms centered form of martial arts. Eh, Atomic Blonde - woke knockoff.

                                                  • kevin couture
                                                    kevin couture  1 months back

                                                    honestly john wicke didnt change it taken did

                                                    • Ian Randolph
                                                      Ian Randolph  1 months back

                                                      Ninja Assassin was a fun watch.

                                                      • Jayke Narn
                                                        Jayke Narn  1 months back

                                                        No too much shaky cam, cut, different angles. This is the reason why I love many action scenes from Thailand and Hong Kong/China films.

                                                        I hated it when Tony Jaa went to Hollywood. The fighting cinematograpgy was just crap and doesn't deliver the same impact his Thailand moviea did.

                                                        • PizzaPestoPasta
                                                          PizzaPestoPasta  1 months back

                                                          Have you guys watched Bourne?

                                                          • Shane's World
                                                            Shane's World  1 months back

                                                            John Wick movies are awesome

                                                            • RAGE on GAMEPLAY
                                                              RAGE on GAMEPLAY  1 months back

                                                              1:16 which movie is that??

                                                              • dsch1znit
                                                                dsch1znit  1 months back

                                                                I think the creator of this video completely forgot about Jason Statham and the Transporter movies.

                                                                • Quintaner
                                                                  Quintaner  1 months back

                                                                  I need to stop clicking on Looper videos, they’re always just so poorly written. They do a good job with editing, but the script for this is awful. You’ve broken the video up into different segments, but those segments don’t flow together, or even really fully explain a point on their own. And you’ve spent very little time even talking about action movies that have taken inspiration from the series. I agree that John Wick has made a big impact, but this video doesn’t even explain that.

                                                                  • Souyama Debnath
                                                                    Souyama Debnath  1 months back

                                                                    And Punisher.
                                                                    Jon Bernthal has the same style too.

                                                                    • ODD IS-HE
                                                                      ODD IS-HE  1 months back

                                                                      WHO WOULD WIN IN A GUNFIGHT
                                                                      1)Angelina Jolie "WANTED"
                                                                      2)Christian Bale "EQUILIBRIUM "
                                                                      3)Keanu Reeves "JOHN WICK"
                                                                      4)Will Smith "SUICIDE SQUAD"
                                                                      5) Helen Mirren "RED"

                                                                      • Jeremiah
                                                                        Jeremiah  1 months back

                                                                        I agree that JW films are a pretty great spin on action films style but *cough, *cough, BOND, has been killing 'em classy for decades. I'm not saying they're the JW is ripping of JB, I'm just saying JW's uncle may have worked for, Her Majesties Secret Service.

                                                                        • Extremely Memely
                                                                          Extremely Memely  1 months back

                                                                          I love long takes in action movies

                                                                          • Ricardo SV
                                                                            Ricardo SV  1 months back

                                                                            No, you barely noticed it, because I was excited about John Wick 1 before it was released just because of Keanu Reeves and I wasn't wrong now everyone talks about it just because it became popular.

                                                                            • Guy janko
                                                                              Guy janko  1 months back

                                                                              Keanu reeves got his black belt at Chucky Cheese. John Wick is the WORST action film ever. Keanu is a wimp.

                                                                              • Average Alien
                                                                                Average Alien  1 months back

                                                                                Keanu reeves is always part of some revolutionary movie e.g. Matrix and John Wick

                                                                                • navylaks2
                                                                                  navylaks2  1 months back

                                                                                  I once saw him kill 3 men in a bar with a pencil, with a focking pencil;)

                                                                                  • Anubhav Das
                                                                                    Anubhav Das  1 months back

                                                                                    I think the 1st gun fu was a korean movie named' Man from Nowhere' it

                                                                                    • Eddie Gallegos
                                                                                      Eddie Gallegos  1 months back

                                                                                      Didn't Looper create a video about John Wick Chapter 3 already and knocked it as somewhat campy because of the villains? Are you trying to save face now?

                                                                                      • secondc0ming
                                                                                        secondc0ming  1 months back

                                                                                        I would have put Jack Reacher as a precursor to John Wick personally.

                                                                                        • Meto W Roy Thabah
                                                                                          Meto W Roy Thabah  1 months back

                                                                                          I think john wick and dare devil series are of the same ...that is one take,,, and that why they are masterpiece.....

                                                                                          • AnnaDraconida
                                                                                            AnnaDraconida  1 months back

                                                                                            But, none of the films it has directly inspired even come close to how awesome the JW trilogy/universe is. Much of this comes from of a perfect lead actor and amazing supporting cast.

                                                                                            • ashlarxxx
                                                                                              ashlarxxx  1 months back

                                                                                              The only thing Wick movies changed is that the main actor, Keanu Reeves, trained for all the fight scenes. But the fight scenes are lousy, slow, unrealistic, and full of "I'm not going to move so you can hit me" coreography. And the main reason why Wick movies are so hyped up is because Keanu really trained in martial arts. I see mass hypnosis.