No, I didn't mean that as a negative. Well I mean sure, a great plot would make it a better movie, but my point was that it's entertaining to see video game action in movie format (454th enemy you encounter, seemingly oblivious to the fact you've just killed 453 others just like him since waking up: "I'll end this right now!", then gets killed in two minutes).m said:I agree with what you say about the movies, but I get the feeling that you're selling them short. The plot of the movies is undeniably simple and straight forward, but I don't think that's necessarily a negative. I can also see why people would find the scenes repetitive, but I didn't get that impression at all. I think that the movies have a lot going on for them, for example the action sequences, which I found to be top notch. As I've mentioned before, I also really like the world in which John Wick lives. It's a crazy world that in some aspects might not make much sense, but I can't get enough of it.
In return I have no idea what you're talking about with "empty calories". I just mean that it's all about the action and visuals and not about the plot. No one cares whether it's the Russian or Italian mob that John Wick's pissed about. That they killed his dog or stole his car or he had some old debt or whatever is such a pure MacGuffin it's borderline satire. So much so that the characters themselves remark on it: it's fucking ridiculous in every way. But who cares, what matters is that John Wick slaughters hundreds of people in cool action sequences.m said:I'm not sure I understood what you meant here. Did you mean that you enjoyed the movie but it was nothing but empty calories, and that in the grand scheme of things this movie was as much empty calories as it gets?