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RSS FeedsJohn Wick 3: Why The Underground World Of Secret Assassins Is So Alluring
(GameSpot Xbox 360 News)


16 may 2019 02:17:21

John Wick 3: Why The Underground World Of Secret Assassins Is So Alluring
(GameSpot Xbox 360 News)

The original John Wick was fairly self-contained; although it hinted at a deeper universe of secret societies and god-like assassins, John Wick 1 was ultimately about a dude getting revenge for his dog. But John Wick 2 delved far deeper into the assassin`s world, elaborating on the lore of the Continental Hotels, the High Table, and additional wrinkles like blood markers that symbolize a debt. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum continues to build on the series` mythology, and some of the movie`s actors have theories about why fans always want to know more about the world of John Wick.`The notion of a secret society of assassins that literally has its own hotel chain is fascinating,` Lance Reddick, who plays the New York Continental concierge Charon, told GameSpot. `It`s a story we haven`t seen before.`Reddick also attributed the series` success at drawing in hardcore fans to star Keanu Reeves. `I just feel like people identify with Keanu so readily,` Reddick said. `The way his character`s set up and the way that he plays it, it has such a vulnerability to it. And at the same time, you identify with his pain and you want to cheer for him. But by the same token, seeing him being able to do all those fantastical, badass things fulfills people`s fantasies.`Asia Kate Dillon, who plays a new character called the Adjudicator in John Wick 3, agreed. `You have this man who has gone through a series of devastating losses, and then because he was an assassin, we get to see the way in which he uniquely seeks revenge because of that loss,` Dillon said. `I think as human beings, we can all relate to having lost something or someone that we love.`But revenge fantasies writ large on the silver screen are nothing new, and John Wick might have simply come and gone if it was set against a simple, real-life backdrop of an assassin working for the mob. But by marrying the tried-and-true emotional experience of watching a relatable character get vengeance with an intriguing criminal un ...

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