S2E11 – John Wick Review

With the recent release of John Wick 2, we go back to the first film for an in-depth review and story chat. We cover plot, characterisation, symbolism and more in this discussion, proving that even action films – all too easily dismissed as being shallow – can have more depth than you might expect. We also touch on subjects like women in the action film genre, accuracy when it comes to weaponry and fight scenes, and the use of colour and lighting in John Wick in particular.

We also tackle another listener question, this time about pacing in fiction. If you’ve got a writing-related question for us, like this one – or you’d like to tell us to hurry up and review John Wick 2 – send us an email to wahpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @wahpodcast.

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  1. I love Keanu Reeves, but this was utterly dull. Don’t watch it! The the Equalizer was good fun and pretty much exactly what this movie was trying to do. The other option is Taken, though not the other two!

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