For clarification, this episode discusses and spoils:
John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum
The Boogeyman. Baba Yaga. Mr Wick. Jonathan. Jardani Jovonovich.... John Wick is known by many names, but everyone knows of him and everyone should fear him. Especially if you kill the one thing he loves most in the world, and the only link to his recently deceased wife; the one woman who helped him leave this life behind. John Wick does what John Wick does best: rains vengeance on everyone involved, digging himself even deeper into the world he was so desperate to leave.
John Wick is a man of myth and legend, so who better to join me to talk mythology, history and Slavic folklore than the incomparable Derek and Laurel of The Midnight Myth; two of the kindest and smartest people podcasting right now. It was a genuine joy to dissect these incredibly in-depth and beautiful movies with them.
It's easy to dismiss the John Wick movies as mindless violence, and to declare Keanu Reeves a one-trick pony (I would never!), but we discuss the real life myths and legends surrounding the movie, how Keanu is the perfect John Wick and that these movies are deeper and more meaningful than you think they are.
It was never just a puppy....
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Massive thanks to Derek and Laurel for being involved in this episode. You can download all episodes of The Midnight Myth from any podcast app, or visit their website at midnightmyth.com. They're also available on Twitter @themidnightmyth, Instagram & Facebook @midnightmythpodcast and I highly recommend their amazing podcast!
Thank you to patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason and Kristin for supporting Verbal Diorama.
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