Well, the Boogey Man is back! Whether he wants to be or not!
Geez, can’t they let this poor guy grieve for his wife in peace?
John Wick: Chapter 2 (Release Date: February 10, 2017)
After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.
Director(s): Chad Stahelski
Rating/ Runtime: R 2 hr 2
This poor guy can’t catch a break. Just when he finishes with the Russians in the most spectacular way, John returns to his home. The sanctuary where he lived with his beloved. Only to have someone reappear from his past and demand he repay a blood oath. John says no and well… let’s just say you don’t say no to a blood oath in his world.
Unlike the original, I wasn’t quite as spell-bound by the incredible choreography this time around. Don’t get me wrong, the fight scenes are still un-frikin-believable, but as with most things, once you’ve seen it, some of the magic is gone. That said, the sequel is still a marvel when it comes to stunts etc… and the action starts as soon as “the lights dim”!
I read somewhere, that Reeve’s has a total of 10 minutes of dialogue throughout the whole film and it works. It adds to the whole “Boogey Man” persona. The rest of the cast is decent and the surprise reunion between “Neo” and “Morpheous” will tickle the fanboys.
I don’t really have too many negatives to point out because in this case, they’re little niggly things that I think only bother me. For example. Ruby Rose keeps popping up in these bit parts in action movies and for some reason it bugs me. Is it just me, or does anyone else think of a young Leo DiCaprio when she tries to pull off these ambiguous roles? Maybe, it’s just me.
Anyway, it took me a whole lot longer than expected to see this one but it was worth the wait. It was fun and entertaining! Oh, one more thing! I should mention it because it is one of my favourite things about this franchise. The “Continental” and its rules! Without this idea, these films would be like any other shoot’em up movies. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so because a spin-off show is in the works. Appropriately called, ‘The Continental”.