Sunday Night Movie: John Wick

22 January 2016
John Wick joins a long line of vengeful movie characters.
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In your Sunday night movie, on 24 January, John Wick joins a legion of movie characters driven by vengeance. His motive for rampaging down the road of revenge is not quite what you’d expect, but it makes for an entertaining rollick nevertheless.

Who else has travelled down this well-beaten path with John Wick? We take a look at other revenge movies and their vengeful stars.

Spoiler Alert!

CARRIE (1976)

Seeking Revenge: Carrie

Upon: Fellow classmates and her mother.

Because: Carrie’s classmates continually taunt and teaser her; while her mother is overbearing, critical and more than a little crazy.

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THE CROW (1994)

Seeking Revenge: Eric Draven

Upon: T-Bird and his gang

Because: After his wife is raped and murdered, Eric is stabbed, shot and thrown out a window to his death.

Classic Quote: “Guess it's not a good day to be a bad guy.”

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Seeking Revenge: Maximus Decimus Meridius

Upon: Commodus

Because: Maximus is sold into slavery, after Commodus has his wife and son murdered.

Classic Quote: “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

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OLDBOY (2003)

Seeking Revenge: Oh Dae-su

 Upon: Lee Woo-jin

Because: Oh  Dae-su is imprisoned for 15 years, and accused of his wife’s murder.

Classic Quote: “Revenge is good for your health, but pain will find you again.”

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KILL BILL: VOLUMES 1 & 2 (2003 & (2004)

Seeking Revenge: The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo

Upon: The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

Because: The Squad shoot the pregnant Bride at her wedding, and kill the groom and guests.

Classic Quote: “I went on what the movie advertisements referred to as a roaring rampage of revenge. I roared and I rampaged and I got bloody satisfaction. I've killed a hell of a lot of people to get to this point. But I have only one more. The last one, the one I'm driving to right now. The only one left. And when I arrive at my destination, I am gonna kill Bill.”

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TAKEN 1, 2 and 3 (2008, 2012, 2015)

Seeking Revenge: Bryan Mills

Upon: Human traffickers, Murad, his wife’s murderers

Because: Bryan’s daughter is kidnapped, and his wife murdered.

Classic Quote: “I will find you, and I will kill you.”

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Find out how Keanu Reeves gets his revenge as the title character in John Wick, your Sunday night movie on 24 January at 20:05 on M-Net and 20:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere.

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