John Wick 3: Special Features Details Keanu Reeves Having A Blast While Riding A Horse
We have never seen Keanu Reeves more excited about something in our lives.
Is there anything better in life than a happy Keanu Reeves? Well, during the special features for the home release of John Wick 3: Parabellum, we got to see just that. Although the series has delivered some phenomenal action sequences, one special feature took our breath away. Titled "Saddle Up Wick," the featurette explores how John Wick riding a horse through Manhattan came to be and Reeves just being delighted by the whole process.
This scene came together simply because the idea of John Wick on a horse is an awesome sight. "When we were finishing [John Wick] Chapter 2, I was like, 'Ok. We're in the park. John is running for his life. Let's get John on a horse,'" Reeves said with the level of excitement of a child getting a pony for Christmas. "[Director Chad Stahelski] was like, 'Yes!'" You can see a portion of Saddle Up Wick below.
Special features for home releases can be a bit dry and dull, but Keanu Reeves makes this featurette well-worth your time because there is nothing better than watching him riding a horse, with a gigantic smile on his face.
Reeves explained he was excited to begin training, and the film's horse wrangler said the actor had a lot of respect for the animals. The featurette goes into extreme detail about laying down rubber mats on the streets of New York to protect the horse's hooves, how the FX team digitally removed the wire harnesses holding Reeves up, and the specially built truck to film the sequence and hold the actor upright on the horse at the same time. However interesting that may all be, nothing is as great as seeing Reeves trying to contain his excitement as soon as the cameras stop rolling.
John Wick 3: Parabellum on Blu-ray
Parabellum scored a 7/10 on GameSpot where Mike Rougeau said in his review of the movie, "Keanu Reeves' John Wick is still the instant classic action anti-hero he's always been, and John Wick 3 absolutely delivers loads more of what the series' fans love. It's just that, for the first time, it's possible to envision a future in which we love it less and less."
John Wick 3 comes to DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD on Tuesday, September 10. The special features contain nine featurettes about the world of John Wick and the action sequences filmed for the movie. Additionally, there is a game trailer for John Wick Hex, which should arrive in 2020.
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