John Wick: Chapter Two

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Starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini

Plot: John Wick comes out of retirement and returns to the “criminal underworld to repay a debt,” but after a bounty has been put on his life, he’s in the fight for his life.

Rating: 6/10

Overall: I was actually really disappointed with this. While the character of John Wick is played most flawlessly by Keanu Reeves, and the action is without a doubt offers epic fight scenes, I just felt the plot lacked cohesiveness and character development. We don’t know who the main antagonist is or the history between the two. We don’t know the story between the antagonist and his “sidekick” (played by Ruby Rose). We don’t really understand the relationship between the brother and sister. Or the sister and John. There’s just so much lacking in this film. I gave it a 6 for the action and humor, but overall, I don’t think I will see the third film (oh, yeah, I hate this trend of leaving all films open-ended in case they want to “reboot” the series, which is exactly how this film ends).

 

*SPOILER* I don’t really think this is a spoiler, but thought I’d disclaim it in case someone else thought it constituted as one… Laurence Fishburne is in this film and all I could think was, “Look, it’s Morpheus and Neo – a Matrix reunion!”

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