The JOHN WICK Series and the Forced Voyeurism of a Video Game Walkthrough

In the words of one Dave Grohl, I’ve got another confession to make. I am not a fan of the John Wick series. Despite my best efforts and cleanest of intentions, I could never extract enough enjoyment from watching any of its instalments to join in on what seemed to look like unanimous acclaim. Every time I find myself at odds with the mainstream consensus, I always scratch my head and wonder why that is. I don’t necessarily wish I was a part of the ‘in’ crowd, but I am still curious where this dissonance is coming from.  And after much deliberation I surmised that John Wick movies are not movies. They are video games. Or at least they are built like them.  

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