In honor of National Puppy Day, John Wick 3 is celebrating the special bond between dogs and their humans. We have long said that these movies are for dog lovers, and now we have the proof.
Since the first John Wick movie was released, we have known that at its heart this film series was an ode to dog lovers. After all, everything that happened began after John tragically lost his puppy to home invaders. And when he adopts a new dog at the end of that first film, it cemented the character’s status as a true dog lover.
Now, in honor of National Puppy Day, John Wick 3 is confirming what we have always known, these movies are for the dogs or at least the humans that love those dogs. In a video that is just over one minute, the movie reminds us of the canine history of this character, including his adoption of his current doggy companion.
In a cute nod to dog lovers, the video begins with the standard movie rating card, except this one is all about the pups. Not only is the video rated GB or Good Boy for some intense barking, but apparently it has been “approved for dog enthusiasts everywhere.” (I couldn’t resist smiling over this particular rating.)
However, it is the content of the video itself that we were enamored with. From John Wick seeing the dog that would become his constant companion for the first time in a cage and telling him they were going home, to the captions that start with “a tale of two strays,” it is clear that this movie knows it is as much about the human and dog relationship, as it is the story itself.
Sure, the John Wick movies are action movies with assassins and intrigue, but they are so much more than that. They are an ode to dogs and dog lovers. And while we may not hunt down every single person who ever did our pups wrong, that’s not to say we haven’t wanted to. John Wick does what we can’t necessarily do – he avenges his first puppy and saves another.
National Puppy Day really is the perfect time to remember that John Wick is a series for the dogs and we can’t wait to see how that dog loving continues in John Wick 3.
Watch the video and you will see what we mean when we call this an ode to dogs and their human companions. And tell us what you think in the comments.