When it comes to war movies, the fast-paced action blockbusters that have defined American pop culture since the ‘80s have a bad reputation: massive explosions, impossible marksmanship, and nobody ever, ever runs out of ammo. Yes, it’s a hole the genre is finally starting to dig out of with incredible technical expertise on display in more recent Hollywood projects like John Wick and 13 Hours, or in TV miniseries like History Channel's SIX. But if you want proof that this wasn’t always the case, just look back a few decades to the age of “unlimited ammo.”
Keanu Reeves is poised to hit big screens in a third installment of the John Wick franchise, slated for sometime next year. For those unfamiliar with the franchise and its brand of stylized mayhem, Reeves, 52, can still convincingly star as Wick, a mass-murdering semi-reformed hitman who sprints about, periotting and shooting guns akimbo.