John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)



Movie Title: John Wick: Chapter 2

Year Released: 2017

Rated: R

Runtime: 2h 2min

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Director: Chad Stahelski

Writer: Derek Kolstad

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan

Review: When an unpaid debt puts John Wick (Keanu Reeves) in a tough spot, you know full-well he's going out guns blazing! John Wick: Chapter 2 is an unnecessary, but entertaining sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit John Wick. Keanu Reeves has never been better as the hitman with a soft-spot for dogs. He's cool, tough, and deadlier than piranha's in a swimming pool. The action, stunts, and gun-play are all first-rate. My only problem with the movie is that it was kind of anticlimactic; Fans of the John Wick series know that a Chapter 3 is happening. Oh, and unlike the first film's villain, Chapter 2 baddie is kind of lame and doesn't seem to be any sort of threat to Wick's kill-or-be-killed Juggernaut like attitude when it comes to threats.

The body count is big, the action is over-the-top, and Keanu is one bad dude. John Wick: Chapter 2 is a worthy sequel, the first film is better, but now I can't wait to see how it all ends in Chapter 3.

Stars (out of 4):
       

Fun Fact: To prepare for the role, Keanu Reeves trained for three months. His training consisted of judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, marksmanship and driving.



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