John Wick Chapter 2 is the sequel to the 2014 smash hit star hit Keanu Reeves as the legendary assassin John Wick who after returning to the criminal underworld to repay a bet, he discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.
John Wick Chapter 2: The Good
John Wick Chapter 2 is everything you hope and want from a sequel, action-packed with thrilling stunts and fight scenes, developed characters, stunning locations and a super cool performance from mean reeves that boast the best in his career.
Keanu Reeves is 52 and still doing all if most of his own stunts and giving most of the actors working in Hollywood today a run for their money and also cementing his status as a true Hollywood legend. His character John Wick, a man of very few words bus when he shifts gear from monk to ruthless assassin very few actors can pull off such a performance.
Ian McShane reprises his role in the first movie as the shady underworld leader Winston who is Johns old live link to the criminal and secret assassin underworld. As well as John Leguizamo as garage owner “Aurelio”.
Rising Star, Ruby Rose who after 3 action franchise movies out this month including John Wick 2 and the fun XXX: The Return of Xander Cage and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Ruby plays “Ares” an underworld assassin who feels iconic and communicates using sign language which Wick is also fluent in.
Musician turned actor “Common” plays another assassin from “Johns” past life, “Cassian” who shares an instantly iconic fight scene set in the streets of Rome is bruising and gives “Jason Bourne” a run for his money.
The standout cast member if of course, Laurence Fishburne as the “Bowery King” secret assassins who watch the streets of New York and is geek out monument for fans of The Matrix as its the fist time reeves and Fishburne have worked together since the epic trilogy.
The action directed by Chad Stahelski who was Reeves stunt double in The Matrix and choreographed the stunts in other movies including Faster, Jumper and Constantine.
He has filmed some of the most thrilling action you’re likely to see all year including a thrilling shootout in underground catacombs in Rome, to the opening which carries on 5 hours after the first movie and which shows Wicks’ feet is instantly iconic and effortlessly cool.
John Wick Chapter 2: The Bad
Its hard to criticize a film so well choreographed and shot the only downfall is that some of the fight sequences outstay their welcome and go on far too long then they should. but overall this is near perfect sequel.
Overall, John Wick Chapter 2 is the sequel fans have been waiting for with a bigger kill count than the first movie, stunning locations and choreography, non-stop action and a super cool perforce from Keanu Reeves which boasts his best since the Matrix. You won’t look at a pencil the same way again.