John Wick is back, and this time with a new pup, a new suit, and a lotta guns.
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These days it seems like every recognizable actor above the age of 50 is getting their own spin on the Taken franchise. As a result, not a lot of people batted an eye when it was announced that Keanu Reeves would be playing a retired contract killer in some mid-range action movie called John Wick. Imagine our collective surprise, then, when John Wick was not only not another Taken clone, but one of the best action movies of the decade. Fans were quick to clamor for another glimpse at the violent action and posh criminal underworld of the first film.
He is thinking he’s back. And this time it’s for a social affair! You can assassinate many bad guys on a social affair, right? You can? Okay then. Social affair.
If there’s any recent movie that seems like an endlessly renewable resource, it’s John Wick. Just get the eternally youthful Keanu Reeves, give him some reason to be mad (in the first movie he had a dead dog to avenge), about 300 mobsters to shoot in the head, and let ’er rip for 95 minutes. Next year’s John Wick: Chapter 2 looks to continue the hitman’s saga with another journey into the dark underbelly of the assassin economy.
If you haven’t been paying attention to Twitter for the last hour (or if you’re an enlightened soul who manages to function without an account), then you may have missed the first official photo from John Wick: Chapter Two. Yeah, Keanu Reeves is thinking he’s back, and this time…he’s bringing his tailor. In all seriousness, we could use more action movies about sharp-dressed assassins with great hair who love dogs.
There are many different sides to Keanu Reeves. There’s Action Keanu. There’s Sad Keanu. There’s Indifferent Keanu. There’s Surfer Keanu. There’s Sad Action Keanu. There’s Surfer Action Keanu. There’s Sad Surfer Action Keanu. And then there’s Lawyer Keanu, who returns to the screen this fall in the new legal thriller The Whole Truth.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of two very special Keanu Reeves films: Point Break and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. But what makes this particular anniversary so significant is that these movies weren’t released within a few months of each other — they were released just seven days apart. It may very well have been the weirdest and most wonderful week in new movie release history, and one that hasn’t really been replicated since.
If you were a fan of Bill & Ted in the late ’80s and early ’90s, then you probably recall a time when Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves’ rad, time-traveling high school party dudes were pretty much everywhere. They had their own animated TV spinoff, a Halloween special and even a breakfast cereal (“the most triumphant part of this balanced breakfast!”). What you might not remember is their incredibly short-lived live-action TV series — and who could blame you?
The first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon debuted a few days ago, but if you've been itching to see more footage from the Drive director's avant garde horror flick, there's good news for you. This UK red band trailer is a little shorter, but it does offer brief glimpses of additional scenes, as well as a quick cameo from Keanu Reeves — who very clearly does not like whatever it is that he sees.
Sure, we still have a lot of exciting films to look forward to in 2016, but it would be great if we could just fast forward to February 2017, when Keanu Reeves unleashes John Wick: Chapter Two and melts our faces off. Reeves is still at work on the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2014 action hit, but the actor says they’re already thinking of ideas for more potential sequels — maybe he can adopt an exotic bird that attracts a black market animal exchange. Just a thought.