‘John Wick’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Avenges Death Of… His Dog?

The new trailer for John Wick has been released, revealing the plot of the action/adventure revenge movie. Keanu Reeves goes gunning for the bad guys because they killed his dog. They also stole his Mustang, but really it’s all about avenging the death of his cute beagle puppy.

“That dog was a final gift from my dying wife,” Reeves says in the trailer, which IGN debuted on Friday.

Keanu’s turn as a puppy avenger has not gone unnoticed on Twitter. Reactions are running the gamut from delight to confusion to mild disgust.

Some were completely confounded by the premise of Keanu Reeves playing a hitman out for revenge for his murdered dog, and found the whole thing ridiculous.

Some lost all interest in the movie, not buying that someone, even Keanu Reeves, would flip out that much over their dog getting murdered.

Others were turned off by Keanu’s dog getting killed.

But the majority of responses were completely (if not ironically) excited to see Keanu Reeves back in another action movie. Not only were they on-board with the idea of murderous revenge being inspired by the death of a dog, some completely related to the idea.

John Wick is the first movie by directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, who both worked with Reeves as stunt coordinators on The Matrix trilogy. The movie, which also stars Adrianne Palicki and Michael Nyqvist, opens October 24. Keanu Reeves has also been turning his sites to television, where he will star and executive produce Rain. No word yet on whether that show will feature more dog revenge.

Share this article: ‘John Wick’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Avenges Death Of… His Dog?
More from Inquisitr