The recently premiered 'John Wick' trailer showcases what the cool kids have known and will always know: Keanu Reeves is just the best. Even when you place him in the middle of an action thriller that, on paper, sounds tired and played out, he's all you need to get our interest piqued. There is no one quite like Reeves, who has transformed his laid-back, deliberately wooden acting style into an acting style that is entirely his own.
The first 'John Wick' trailer premiered over at IGN, and don't let the logline, "hitman comes out of retirement to get revenge," fool you. This movie looks far crazier than that. This is really about a hitman who comes out of retirement to murder the crap out of Theon Greyjoy after he steals his badass car and kills his adorable dog. In other words, it appears to have a few screws loose. Only Reeves could get away with playing a character who goes on a killing spree to avenge a dead Beagle.
Also exciting is the supporting cast, which includes Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Jason Isaacs and Lance Reddick. After all, if Keanu Reeves is going to kill everyone, he might as well kill an exceptional lineup of familiar faces and character actors.
'John Wick' will premiere at this year's Fantastic Fest film festival, but it will arrive in theaters on October 24.