Ever since John Wick and Daredevil came out I've noticed a lot more people have decided to use longer takes, less cuts, and keep the camera more still. With Daredevil we have the notorious one shot scenes from all 3 seasons and with John Wick the action sequences have all the components I just listed. I know some Asian movies have been doing this for a long time but Daredevil and John Wick have mainstreamed it to the Western audiences.
Has John Wick and Daredevil revolutionized how others film action scenes?
Hollywood has definitely taken notice of the popularity of those action scenes. I don't think it's been revolutionised, shakey cam is still prevalent in some mediocre action movies (bc it's cheaper than proper choreography).
It's great to see how much popularity the John Wick directors have gotten now though.
I think the first Bourne movie and the Raid had a greater impact. Daredevil and Wick are the result of that impact. Wick did well in the after market of home video and streaming. That’s where it built it’s initial following. Remember the first Wick only made $43 million in theaters domestically. The original Raid The Redemption made a tenth of that domestically but it was a foreign film with a limited theater count. Again, the after market and word of mouth built the hype for this franchise.
They didn't revolutionise anything honestly.
People had been making good action scenes for a while and then they stopped, these guys just brought everyone back on track.
I'm not discrediting them from anything as they do have excellent action scenes however they didn't revolutionise things they only made everyone step their game up to match their predecessors.
John Wick did bring an awesome new perspective on gun fights tho. Daredevil didn't do anything very new, it set a benchmark for comic book movie/TV show h2h scenes that's it.
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