Need an action movie fix? You’re in luck, because now you can catch John Wick anytime, anywhere on Stan.
Still not convinced? Here’s 10 reasons you should be adding this sweet shooty-punchy-vroom flick to your regular action film marathon lineup. You do have a regular action film marathon, don’t you?
1. Keanu Reeves
He’s playing an emotionless, stone faced assassin. It’s a role that’s perfect for Keanu and it shows, his performance is exceptional.
2. Alfie Allen’s Russian Accent
You may know Alfie better as Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones (or as Lily Allen’s little brother). Turns out he’s equally unlikeable as a Russian gangster’s son.
It’s essentially martial arts with firearms rather than traditional weapons. John Wick is 101 minutes of gun fu magnificence.
4. The Stunts Are All Keanu
Keanu reportedly did 90% of his own stunts. Once you’ve seen the sheer number of stunts and how intense they are, you’ll realise why that’s impressive
5. The Matrix Alumni
Keanu is the obvious link, but directors David Leitch and Chad Stahleski were both stunt coordinators and both acted with Keanu in The Matrix trilogy.
6. Payday 2
2 days before it’s cinema release John Wick popped up as a playable character in Payday 2.
7. Critics Love It
85% on Rotten Tomatoes with quotes like: “For a movie in which a dozen people are violently shot in the head John Wick is an awful lot of fun”.
8. There’s A Sequel (Maybe A Trilogy) Coming!
Such was the success of the original that a sequel is in progress with Keanu and the directing team all on board.
9. It Was Made On $20 million
The action scenes and stunts are all the more impressive when you find out this was produced on a $20 million budget, more than modest for a movie of this scale.
10. It’s On Stan
John Wick (and the Matrix trilogy) are on Stan right now. Make it happen people.