John Wick Franchise opinion:
The John Wick franchise is primarily known and praised for its beautifully choreographed gunplay and engaging action set pieces, although it excels in other areas that may sometimes be overlooked. The films thus far have also displayed a deft understanding of fascinating world building and pitch-perfect tone. The world building is neatly interwoven between the fast-paced plot without ever feeling forced, it lets the action and pace flow while adding intriguing elements throughout. A few examples are the currency used by Wick through, it is only available to the Hitman and people in that world. The crucial element of the continental is another, the hotel that is a safe haven for fellow Hitman that has its own set rules and regulations. These elements are lightly peppered throughout teasing a bigger, interesting world that never takes away from the immediacy of the core story.
The John Wick franchise is ridiculous in nature, but that is where the filmmakers and writers utilise its specific tone to great effect. Much like John Wick himself, the film employs a sharp and concise tone, one that is stylish and bleak at the same time. The film uses its colour palette to create an aesthetic much like a graphic novel or comic book, it helps elevate the action to more violent heights without ever becoming uncomfortable. The writers also helped the viewers buy into the ensuing violence with a simple device, the bad guys kill John Wick’s dog. It is a smart idea to help the viewer immediately get behind the protagonist. The entire crew behind the Wick films have done a phenomenal job of constructing finely tuned action films, but it is the other areas that push both John Wick films above most action films and into the conversation of possibly one of the best action franchises ever.