- Origin: 23/25
- Story: 22/25
- Camera/SFX: 23/25
- Performance: 24/25
In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
- Rated: R (Strong violence and some language)
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime and Drama
- Directed by: Chad Stahelski
- Written by: Derek Kolstad
- Release date: 13th June, 2017 (Wide)
- Length: 122 minutes
- Studio: Summit Entertainment
|Keanu Reeves||John Wick|
|Riccardo Scamarcio||Santino D’Antonio|
|Laurence Fishburne||Bowery King|
We get to see a little more of the ‘table’ as it talks about the main villain being one of the new members. I loved all the little places John visits to collect his suits, weapons, maps etc. It cleverly opens the world up more and shows us what the life of an assassin is like. Its these little moments that make it exciting to watch.
Carrying on the action packed thrill of the film, this sequel does well to be as enjoyable. Keeping the same narrative as the first was a good idea, and carrying it on from the first also. Not matter how hard he tries he always ends up back in the business. The flow of each scene is easy and it allows dialogue to flow and fights to start with no effort.
I loved the dynamics of each fight, nothing was the same and they never got boring. Camera shots were good, the mirror room was very nicely done, it got very confusing but it was still exciting to watch. I did like how most scenes were set, and the camera work when following chases and fights allowed the watcher to be fully immersed.
Ruby Rose does a good job at being the silent killer, even as a mute you can tell her character doesn’t take no for an answer, you can tell from the way she uses her body language. It was another good array of characters, all with a past with John Wick, its shame we don’t get to see more returning character from the first film, but hopefully they can carry some on to the next. Also a special shout out to John Wick’s dog, such a loyal and cute animals deserves a high mark on the Ragescale.