It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s John Wick.

You can hack, slash, stab, shoot and otherwise maim a man in any way, but never – NEVER – touch his dog!

This is a lesson soon learned in the 2014 kick-off to what is now arguably the greatest action movie franchise of the 21st century. Breathing life back into the career of Keanu Reeves, his strong, fairly silent type vibe suits the titular protagonist perfectly. He’s also not too shabby at a lot of the action stuff that couldn’t use stunt people.

With a bevy of strong characters wrapped around a fairly simple revenge plot, John Wick was a welcome woof of fresh air for fans of all types of action movie, and rewards repeated viewings.

John Wick

Four reasons why John Wick rocks:

1. The puppy!

2. The Mustang.

3. The collection of action styles from all over smushed into one movie.

4. Bearded Keanu.

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Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.