Not quite seeing the equivalency, dude. It's a crime noir action thriller with an unstoppable protagonist and that's generally where the similarities end. Payback has the protagonist being shot by his wife. John Wick has the protagonist grieving his wife's death. Plot mechanics may be similar (instigating event, all hell breaks loose, guy goes on a rampage in revenge) but it doesn't mean they're all remakes of each other.Okay...the first was good, but it was typical remake.
John Wick was based on Payback Payback (1999) - IMDb and that was based on Point Blank Point Blank (1967 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which in turn was based on the book "The Hunter" by Richard Stark (pen name of Westlake).
So...three movies, '67, '99, and '14(?) based on the same book. JW brings modern firepower...and Keanu.
Yeah, I'll watch JW2.
Need more single take action scenes. I spent for ever trying to figure why the scenes were so damn good outside of the headshots then I realized they were all non stop! Please more of this, I hate it when action scenes are chopped up a billion times with different angles.
That's one of the things that made the first one so impressive to me, and far more enjoyable to watch. The camera wasn't cutting and jumping all over the place to stitch together a ton of 5-10 second bits to give it the illusion of being constant.I'm sure they'll be there. that was one of the things that everyone really liked aboot it.
You can thank Jackie Chan for long takes. After all these years hollywood action films are starting to use them.That's one of the things that made the first one so impressive to me, and far more enjoyable to watch. The camera wasn't cutting and jumping all over the place to stitch together a ton of 5-10 second bits to give it the illusion of being constant.
JW's long, single takes were a breath of fresh air, but if you watch the behind the scenes, they talked about how much more demanding it is on the actors and stuntmen because there's so little down time as a result. Keanu's training was insane, and I respect him a ton for all he did for that movie.
If they keep the same feeling as the first one, this is easily another winner.