Chad Stahelski

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Director:

Chad Stahelski

Starring:

Keanu Reeves

Riccardo Scamarcio

Ian McShane

Plot:

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Review:

I did not get to see this in theaters, sadly, I think it actually bothered my husband more than me, but what can you do. Newborns.

Anyway, knowing that it was highly unlikely we wouldn’t like this we ordered the steelbook from Best Buy and watched it the day it came out. We were not disappointed.

So many good fight scenes, and it was all shot so well, no stupid shaky cam or over usage of quick cuts. I loved the world expansion and all that we learned, it’s so interesting. Sure it’s romanticizing assassins, but it’s just so damn cool.

Something I really enjoyed was the fact that this told a complete story, but it also set up for the sequel. The point of this movie though wasn’t the sequel, I’m looking at you Avengers Age of Ultron. The way it was done made me want to know more about the characters and the world, but didn’t leave me without a conclusion to the current conflict.

Loved this movie, though, I’ll need to watch it another time before I decide if it was better than the first.

5/5

John Wick (2014)

John Wick

John Wick (2014)

Director:

David Leitch, Chad Stahelski

Starring:

Keanu Reeves

Michael Nyqvist

Alfie Allen

Plot:

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Review:

I really wish there were more action movies like this one. It had some flaws but they were minor and they bothered me less than the flaws of other action movies.

Never go see an action movie for its story. I’ve said that before but it bears repeating. The plot was cliche but the conflict was created quickly and once it began we had few breaks in action.

The world that was created was actually really interesting and I’d like to see more of it. There was a hotel that was a sanctuary and no one could be attacked while there. People were paid in solid gold coins, and if you had bodies to dispose of you called in a dinner party. I thought it was fun.

I really liked how the movies was shot. There was no shaky cam, which is the bane of my existence. There weren’t too many quick cuts, and you saw the action that was going on. With all the hype and positive reviews for this movie I really hope more movies imitate how it was shot.

Action wise I could have done without the wrestling moves. Wallowing on the ground choking people is just not my thing. Other than that really liked it.

4.25/5