If you are a diehard action movie fan, John Wick: Chapter 2 is your wettest dream come true. Keanu Reeves is 52, but kicks ass like a 25-year-old. The best part is, John now has a pet, something that both him and we audience missed in the first part. But if you’ve seen John Wick, you know that the reason former hitman Mr. Wick comes out of retirement is to seek revenge from those who killed his dog, the only memory he had of his dying wife who gifted him that dog. So to see John with a pet in the sequel was quite a delight. One can safely say that Keanu has mastered the art of executing action projects into major successes as you can clearly see that he is made for a genre like action. Violence is at its utmost, but how can an action movie ‘be’ an action film without violence. Why we also love John Wick 2 is the spontaneity that the plot tightly holds to it. You are drifted away from one scene to the other with endless amount ‘gun-fu’ (gun fight and kung-fu).
To begin with, John Wick 2 starts off from where the first movie got over. Here we see John Wick is in pursuit of his stolen Mustang. Just when he wants “peace” and want to end his career as a hitman, a down-on-his-luck John Wick is once again forced into the dirty world of killing by Italian crime lord Santino D'Antonio. Apparently, Santino had saved John’s life once and now needs a favor. Santino hires John to kill Santino’s sister so that he can take over her place and become the underworld king of New York. Once again, John in forced back into the world of violence and blood, something that he never wanted to a part of till he dies. And from there, all you need to keep a tab on is how many heads John bursts with his accurate aiming because that’s what you are in for let’s say 80% of the film. But we are not complaining here. Instead we salute Keanu’s dedication to his character. Majority of the action sequences that you will witness are done by Keanu himself and you can see the pain he is enduring as he is either breaking bones or blasting heads one scene after scene.
What we also like about John Wick concept that it is a modern take on the classic gangster genre of films. There are no old people giving orders, but you are exposed to an institution of crime which is pretty cool to see. There is action, there is very little talking, but if you ask us why this movie will really work, it’s all because of Keanu’s shrewd and fearsome attitude. He is the reason you should watch this movie. The sincere efforts that have been put into making John Wick 2 are pretty much visible and it is one action flick that you will talk about with your pals for the next few days at least.
Directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, John Wick 2 star cast consists of Keanu Reeves (obviously) along with Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane.
John Wick: Chapter 2 hits the theatres today. You can check out John Wick: Chapter 2 trailer here –
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