After a few months of barely watchable movies in the theaters, we’ve finally entered the season of winter blockbusters. Imagine my excitement when I saw the trailers for Interstellar and John Wick. After all, one movie features space-ships and wormholes. The other has Keanu Reaves playing an assassin who goes on a rampage after the murder of his dog. Both movies were worth the ticket cost (in their own ways). I’ve decided to give a graphical review.
Graphical Review (SPOILERS?)
Time Dilation, Wormholes, Black Holes, Catwoman, Alfred, the Gamemaker, AI Robots. If those were the constraints by which a movie was generated, the movie must be awesome right?
Set in the near (dystopian) future, the movie starts off having a completely foreign feel. This is definitely not the world we’re used to. Action picks up quickly, though, sending us into space within the first hour. Excitement builds until we reach a climax on one of the planets in the new galaxy. Soon after, however, the movie becomes pseudo-religious and bizarre. The writers have painted themselves into a corner. Still a fine movie none-the-less (if only for the visuals).
With John Wick, you get exactly what you pay for. 0 surprises. None. the trailer pretty much gives away the plot. The only question, then, is the shape of the journey. The journey is action-packed (as we’d expect), punctuated only briefly by “touchy-feely” moments. Would watch again.
Note: Graphs were made using a simple tool that I built: Tool for XKCD Graphs in Excel