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Video John Wick Changed Action Movies And You Barely Noticed

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  • Style, grace and elegance aren't terms usually associated with modern American action movies.
  • The genre is full of high-octane explosions, brutality, and bloodshed.
  • But when it comes to the craft of filmmaking, they can often be unmemorable.
  • John Wick changed all that.
  • The Keanu Reeves-led revenge thriller is epically violent, but it's elegant violence, captured
  • in a way we don't get to see too often.
  • The character's sharp suits and sharper shooting have left a huge mark on the action movie
  • landscape, including in a few ways you might not yet have noticed.
  • Here's how John Wick rewrote the rules for modern action.
  • Low on ammo
  • To understand John Wick's influence on action movies, you have to look at the state of the
  • genre in the years before its release.
  • Seven years after the The Bourne Ultimatum rounded off its own influential trilogy, the
  • genre felt tired, full of same-old structures, and stale premises.
  • There were occasional gems, like the old-man action of the first Taken or the Indonesian
  • import The Raid.
  • But for the most part, mainstream Hollywood action was plagued with insubstantial, CGI-heavy
  • spectacle.
  • Success stories were frequently genre hybrids, such as Lucy or Edge of Tomorrow.
  • All-out action was reduced to the likes of A Good Day to Die Hard or White House Down.
  • Movies like these feel like half-baked efforts, full of ridiculous spectacle that looks fake,
  • with no weight.
  • Audiences were lulled into complacency.
  • When John Wick came along and had the guts to send a puppy to doggy heaven, people weren't
  • ready for the impact.
  • I know gun-fu
  • John Wick's biggest asset is its energetic implementation of gun-fu.
  • A mixture of kung fu and gunplay, the cinematic fighting style was first popularized by Hong
  • Kong action director John Woo.
  • Woo's movies helped create a subgenre of Heroic Bloodshed.
  • These stories feature characters who value honor and integrity, and follow strict codes
  • of ethics.
  • Often the protagonists will stop at nothing to exact revenge, with the resulting carnage
  • made more palatable by the sense of morality we know they have.
  • John Wick is part of this tradition, but what made it so different?
  • Why did we become so attached to a blank slate, nobody of a character we'd never met before?
  • "That f---ing nobody… is John Wick."
  • The dance of doom
  • Directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch made their marks in Hollywood as stuntmen,
  • most notably on the The Matrix, where Stahelski performed as Keanu Reeves' stunt double.
  • This boots-on-the-ground perspective gave the pair a unique perspective when it came
  • to shooting action as directors.
  • They saw that camera operators often regarded action sequences as stressful exercises in
  • "hiding imperfections," so they rehearsed and choreographed each scene with the camera
  • people included, leaving no room for surprises when it came time to shoot.
  • For authenticity, the duo was determined to use as much footage of Reeves as possible.
  • The actor performed the vast majority of the stunts himself, spending four months of pre-production
  • honing his techniques.
  • Training included Japanese jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, standing judo, and firearms training
  • designed for close-quarters combat.
  • The result is fight choreography that flows freely in a kind of brutal ballet.
  • Violence in John Wick is so stylized that it comes off as a hypnotic dance, performed
  • by a professional hitman and his unfortunate victims.
  • Stylish shooters
  • John Wick proved the stuntmen-turned-directors understand much more than just fight choreography.
  • The cinematography of John Wick is as stylish as the man himself.
  • Criminal underworlds are supposed to be murky, gritty, full of dirt, yet Wick's world is
  • saturated in otherworldly hues, his fights taking place inside of exclusive clubs, ornate
  • hotels, and mirrored museums.
  • The fights themselves are stylish, too.
  • John Wick rejected the sharply edited, frantic action that has come to be a crutch in the
  • genre.
  • Instead, wide shots and long takes capture every punch, kick, and pistol whip.
  • You're left wanting to re-watch the movie just to admire the ways its setpieces are
  • staged.
  • An underworld worth visiting
  • John Wick's world-building is unmatched in the action genre.
  • The story takes place within an intricate network centering around the Continental,
  • a hotel in New York City which serves as a safe haven for assassins.
  • The universe is as detailed as it is original.
  • Winston, the hotel's owner, is a charming and affable enigma with evident power.
  • Outside of the hotel, special gold coins are exchanged for criminals-only services from
  • seemingly legitimate businesses.
  • Tailors offer bulletproof suits, and sommeliers are experts in pistols, instead of pinot.
  • It's an underworld you can feel intimately, even if it's never all that explained.
  • Fight like Wick
  • Years on from John Wick's release, the ripples on the movie on the industry can be felt everywhere
  • you look.
  • Put simply, vengeance and well-done violence are very "in."
  • One heir of the style is Leitch's own Atomic Blonde, a spiritual sibling to Wick.
  • Charlize Theron as even said she was inspired to dip into the Cold War-era action flick
  • because of her admiration for John Wick.
  • Leitch then went on to up the action stakes as director for Deadpool 2.
  • Another John Wick producer, Basil Iwanyk, has said the combat in the 2018 Robin Hood
  • was inspired by Wick, saying to Collider,
  • "The stuff we're doing with the bow and arrow, it's the same thing that Keanu does with the
  • gun."
  • The producers of the remake of cult classic Highlander clearly have the same idea, hiring
  • Stahelski to apply Wick's style to that movie's swordplay as director.
  • In short, John Wick has inspired action filmmakers to up their game, with highly-skilled assassin
  • flicks starring men and women both.
  • There's Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow, Taraji P. Henson's Proud Mary, and Jennifer Garner's
  • Peppermint, a revenge thriller that's been described as "John Wick with a female protagonist".
  • "I will kill every one of you.
  • And then I'll pretty much wing it from there."
  • Checking in?
  • John Wick's flair for world-building has also spread across the action genre.
  • The Hitman's Bodyguard includes an assassin underworld similar to Wick, and the Jodie
  • Foster-starring Hotel Artemis has a premise that's heavily reminiscent of The Continental.
  • That movie stars Foster as the manager of a hotel which doubles as a safe space for
  • criminals to seek medical treatment and lay low.
  • In other words, the telltale marks of John Wick are now everywhere, and there are no
  • signs of the phenomenon slowing down.
  • Wick's stylish action has smashed the proverbial sledgehammer into conventional genre fare,
  • unearthing a winning formula.
  • The Boogeyman has changed the action movie, and he's only getting started.
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Style, grace and elegance aren't terms usually associated with modern American action movies. The genre is full of high-octane explosions, brutality, and bloodshed. But when it comes to the craft of filmmaking, they can often be unmemorable. John Wick changed all that. The Keanu Reeves-led revenge thriller is epically violent, but it's elegant violence, captured in a way we don't get to see too often. The character's sharp suits and sharper shooting have left a huge mark on the action movie landscape, including in a few ways you might not yet have noticed. Here's how John Wick rewrote the rules for modern action...

Low on ammo | #
I know gun-fu | #
The dance of doom | #
Stylish shooters | #
An underworld worth visiting | #
Fight like Wick | #
Checking in? | #

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