John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
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Great use of color throughout the movie; loved the apathy of passerby as the fight scenes take place in the metro, concert, etc. I think it plays well with the cool and collected nature of the organization John Wick is trying to escape. This universe is certainly not our own. Being familiar with the Russian language, I was a bit critical of the bad accents used (prominently in the first film), but the Italian was much more tolerable for me. Much more fast paced than the first film in my opinion, which can be problematic. I know based on the first film that they are capable of a more dynamic range than just wide-open shootemup the whole movie as this film was, so I hope the third film improves upon this. John Wick is a man of few words, but in this film he seems a bit Flanderized with constant catchphrases (particularly near the end). I understand we're going for boogeyman James Bond-esque status here, but since our perspective is from John Wick himself, I feel that it's more difficult to relate to him now that he has the "Kill 'em all and let god sort them out" attitude. Perhaps this is just part of his metamorphosis now that almost all of the past evidence of his wife has been destroyed. He said he feared damnation, so I am interested in hearing a bit more about how he feels about everything that has happened-- even if it is concise. Loved the elaboration on the secret society, even if they are using archaic (1950s) communication tools. The flavor of this movie is great; the music is great; and the reflection exhibit fight is incredibly interesting and memorable. Hell yeah!
When Fishburne showed up, I desperately wanted this film to segway into a Matrix reveal. Would explain how Neo was able to singlehandedly kill 200 guys.
Incredibly entertaining with well shot well choreographed action scenes where you can actually see what's going on, unlike Bourne / Taken etc
Liked how they expand on the world-building from the first movie. There's also just enough humour throughout so it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Leave your brain at home and enjoy the ride.
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