For those of you who are not familiar, the character John Wick is a former hitman who managed to escape from the business. In this movie, he is called out of retirement by a Mafioso who needs a high profile killing done. John Wick, via a blood oath, owes this to him.
There is enough action here to satisfy anyone’s needs. It almost has a ballet style to it. Of course it is like a martial arts movie where the bad guys take on the good guy one at a time; but then that is OK since we get to see more of the fine action.
There is a dark humor that permeates the film. It is both verbal and visual. I appreciated it very much; especially the visual humor during the fight scenes.
Now, of course, huge swaths of the film are ludicrous. I might suggest that you suspend your disbelief when watching it. It flows better then.
And now for the red pill part. There was only one woman in this picture; she was the head henchperson of the main bad guy. Of course, she was young and cute. However, she did not appear to be particularly strong or athletic. Normally, the good guy defeats all of the plain bad guys and then finally comes upon the main henchman type bad guy. That is what happens here. At that point we have had visual proof that John Wick is totally awesome at fighting hand-to-hand. Well, it takes him a long time to defeat this little girl. Really? At least in the Resident Evil or the Avenger movies, the fighting chicks have genetic enhancement superpowers. Not so, here. Still, she did look good. Perhaps they needed some eye candy.