Friday, 31 July 2015



FILM 1351: JOHN WICK

TRIVIA: According to Keanu Reeves, he did 90% of his own stunts in the film.

Director Chad Stahelski was Keanu Reeves' stunt double in The Matrix movies.

Keanu Reeves learned and memorized the nightclub fight sequence the day that the scene was filmed.

The Red Circle Bar is a clear allusion to one of the main influences for this film: Le Cercle Rouge (1970).

During hand to hand combat scenes, John Wick shows himself to be a Judoka and use japanese traditional jujutsu. Judo is a Japanese martial art emphasizing throws. Specifically, Wick repeatedly uses head throws and arm throws. On the other hand, his rival assassin, Ms. Perkins, uses Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (employing a Kimura shoulder lock, the crucifix position and using her leather jacket as a Gi to perform a wing choke in her fight against Wick in the hotel room).


The Red Shirt Henchmen are an homage to Star Trek (1966).

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