Just a couple of weeks ago I finally sat down and watched John Wick. The next day, I sat down and watched John Wick: Chapter 2. The next day I sat down, once again and watched John Wick: Chapter 2. I didn't believe all of the hype at first (a few years ago), but to prepare for the 3rd one I finally got to sit down and watch the first two. The first one blew me away solely on the action sequences alone. Then Chapter two dove more into a story and while maintaining the action. And Chapter three? Well, buckle up.
Chapter 3 picks up right where Chapter 2 left off, The Manager of the Continental has granted John 1 hour to get himself together before being descended upon hitman from all over the city in hopes of killing John and taking the $14 million bounty on his head. And this movie not only builds on the action sequences from the first two, but expands on this world that they have created.
First lets talk action. Holy crap. You think you've seen it all. You think you'll get tired of him shooting hitman after hitman. Think again. The director found a way to up the anti even more in this film, not only introducing different weapons and fights that we had not seen before (the knife scene was one of my favorites) but you have to remember, he's being hunted by other HITMEN. He is the "boogeyman", but 1 vs. 8 still isn't in his favor. John is the best of the best and he once again proves it in this film, but you feel like you're actually watching a fight. And he gets the crap beaten out of him, don't get me wrong. With fight scenes that are not to choppy and unapologetically quick, you get to see the hard work that Keanu has put in as well as the other stuntmen.
The story. In John Wick we get a small glimpse of this world of Hitmen and the different rules that they must follow. In Chapter two, they expand on the world and show that John's past has caught up with him, at the wrong time. And in Chapter Three, we see the consequences of those rules being broken. The world of hitmen expands the globe and so do the rules. It start's to become more intricate and leaves you guessing just how this action-thriller will end. And I have to say, I was incredibly surprised. And I'm guessing you will be too.
Chapter 4 has already been confirmed and I absolutely cannot wait. I feel there is more to build on with not just the story, but with John's character as we saw a couple moments in Chapter 3 that brought more depth to him beyond the man in the all black suit racking up kills.
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