Director: Chad Stahelski and David Leitch
Year Released: 2014
Retired assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) gets dragged back into the ol' killing game after his wife (Bridget Moynahan, mostly seen on an iPhone screen) dies of an illness and some Russian punks (lead by Lily Allen's brother Alfie) kill his dog and steal his Mustang (bad move Russian punks). This hammy trifle has its inhabitants delivering some atrocious dialogue while lapsing into action movie clichés - in one particular scene where Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist) has Wick captured, instead of shooting him, they have a chat and Tarasov leaves (leaving Wick to, well, wipe out everyone). Moral of the story: 119 characters' lives = the life of one (1) pooch.