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While Keanu Reeves had been a huge star in Hollywood for years, he had essentially disappeared due to mixed box office success for certain projects as well as breaks he took. Then the opportunity for John Wick came up, where Reeves would play the title role. While there is an entire franchise of movies now, the initial film is the best of them all. It starts with us learning Wick lost his wife, was a retired assassin, and just wanted to live his life with the last gift his wife gave him, a dog. That dog is then killed, and Wick sets out for revenge.