What's on at National Media Museum - E4 Slackers Club
Director: Chad Stahelski.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose, Ian McShane. USA 2017. TBC mins.
The low-budget revenge thriller John Wick, directed by his Matrix stunt-double, Chad Stahelski, was a surprise hit for Keanu Reeves in 2014 so unsurprisingly his eponymous anti-hero returns for another shot at blowing his considerable cool in a series of spectacular and spectacularly violent set-pieces. This time Wick is drawn back from retirement as a legendary hitman to help an old pal who aims to wrest control of an international assassins’ guild based in the glitzy Continental Hotel, managed by hard man Winston (McShane reprising his role). The heady mix of Judo mixed with heavy weaponry – colloquially known as ‘Gun-Fu’ – features extensively in this exuberant, all-action enterprise as do Ruby Rose (TV’s Orange Is The New Black) playing a vicious female assassin and Laurence Fishburne a ruthless crime lord.