Episode 032: John Wick trilogy
Updated: May 4, 2021
After The Matrix trilogy began with a bang but ended in a whimper, Keanu Reeves' career seemed to wander: a string of misfires, including Constantine, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and expensive flop of 47 Ronin made audiences fear his best days were behind him. But then came a small-budget revenge-thriller directed by his former Matrix stunt coordinators. On paper, it looked like a fun but low-end, straight-to-streaming vehicle for a fading star. Little did we know that Keanu was back. David Stripin is joins MG to talk about how John Wick went on to become one of the most dependable, exciting, and inventive franchises in film today.