For me, that reminded me 'Kill Bill', but they are not the same kind, except the fighting concept with hundreds. Of course said asshole screws him halfway through the movie and that would have been a good time to start get back on track with some decent payback story but unfortunately the script writers thought otherwise. Besides, he got wonderful, dedicated actors to achieve that. There is very little camera shake during fights and Reeves clearly has spent a lot of time preparing for this role. Reeves isn't known for having an extremely wide range, but his devotion to making this movie a kick-ass martial arts production is second to none.
No one, absolutely no one, seems to be able to shoot straight except for John Wick. That's what happens when a stuntman takes up the directional job for an action flick. I so enjoyed the first one. Ian McShane's character remains the strongest especially combined with the last film. Though the initial parts were average. That feat considered very rare in cinema and here is the one. You can see nearly every take-down, every gunshot, and Wick has to reload at inconvenient times in a realistic fashion which also adds to the hilarity of the following kills.
Continued from a couple of days later where the previous narration had ended. Overall a enjoyable movie but no match for the first chapter and I cannot bring myself to give it more than 3 out of 5 stars. I felt the villain was a bit on the weak side though, but he did his role justice. Dark humor abounds, bullets rip through head and bodies, and Wick is unstoppable. There are plenty of action in the movie of course but also her I feel that it was a bit too over the top. I did enjoy the movie but not at all as much as I hoped I would. While I am bitching I should perhaps also mention that the amount of beating that John Wick seems to be able to absorb is … unbelievable.
In this movie he is forced onto a job by a real asshole. A new action, a new adventure, and even on a bigger scale. Every eye on the town on him and every gun pointing at him, there's no way he could get out of it easily. This film should be held as the gold standard for action movies. One thing I really liked about the first movie was, as you can read in my review about that one, that it was a no bullshit, kill the bad guys and no emotional regrets, kind of movie. I found it a bit sad that they wrecked his nice car though.
Wick took in his hand, but what followed after made the film great, definitely not to be missed for that alone. I totally disliked that killing assignment Mr. Worse is that, in my opinion, in their eager to put together some crap drama this movie essentially screwed up the possibilities for a John Wick 3 unless they pull some rather big surprise rabbit out of the hat for that one. Now the retired assassin, John Wick forced to take a final job, but soon he finds he was backstabbed. He is constantly reluctant and walks around with a sad puppy face all the time.
I was really hoping I would like this movie. The first film was good, completely an unexpected, but I was expecting this one, even though not as much as I was excited to see 'Jack Reacher 2'. Drenched in blood and mercilessly hunted down, John Wick can surely forget a peaceful retirement--but above all--in this lethal ballet of bullets, can he make it out in one piece? Just watch it already and be prepared for the next, the mega finale. Overall the acting performances were solid. Such an astounding stream, giving a combination between the 90s and the new century, it resembles the professional killers are living in a different universe, with another attitude, without individuals understanding it. Entirely different than the first.
Not just Reeves, but all were awesome. There's a red-blue theme that is in nearly every nightclub and darkly lit areas and its absolutely lovely to look at. Overall cinematography is very good. One of best follow-up flick and better than the original. And this sequel, really amazing. Believe the third film would be a kick-ass, particularly the pace that could match with likes 'Crank'. Yes it is cool to watch but only up to a point.
To me it has a completely different spirit than what I remember from the first one and the ending is, again to me at least, not a happy one. But soon, the Boogeyman will find himself dragged into an impossible task in the heart of Rome's secret criminal society, as every killer in the business dreams of cornering the legendary Wick who now has an enormous price on his head. Be warned that the rest of this review might contain a spoiler or two. Synopsis Bound by an inescapable blood debt to the Italian crime lord, Santino D'Antonio, and with his precious 1969 Mustang still stolen, John Wick, the taciturn and pitiless assassin who thirsts for seclusion, is forced to visit Italy to honour his promise. Now this became a stylish franchise.
. Then what comes later are even more aggressive screenplay that's ends with left open the door for the third film. He did not write it, but he knew exactly how to create them, technically perfectly. The exchange, the battle movement, the manner in which the story moves, the characters moxy, all and substantially more are joined together to convey this artful culmination. Especially if you are an ardent action film fan. Having said that the action sequences are as cool, crazy but cool, and violent as they are unbelievable. So, he has to fight them all, just in order to survive.
That film was good, but did not meet with its first film's merit. . . . . . .