John Wick 2, a great action entertainer -Movie review
Quote: I need you to do this task. I am not that guy anymore. I can’t help you. If you don’t do this, you know the consequences.
Plot summary: John Wick lives a retirement life accompanied by a dog (His new companion). Santino D’Antonio the Italian crime lord visits him and asks John to kill his sister to take her seat. John refuses but forced to accept it to honor his blood oath. John travels to Rome to finish his task, but Antonio announces $ 7 Million for those who kills John. John does whatever he does the best, kills everyone who comes his way. John’s Rome rampage forms the 122 minutes action adventure.
Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Samarcio
Distributed by: Summit Entertainment
Running time: 122 minutes
Goosebumps review: A great action entertainer. John Wick Chapter 2 is better than Chapter 1 in many ways. A must watch for action lovers leaving the lengthy fight scenes aside. Goosebumps guaranteed, especially in the action scenes and the built up for it.
Critics: (3.8 / 5) Fans: (4 / 5)
John Wick one of the best action movies of the decade is back. Did you love the John Wick Chapter 1 (Prequel) then Chapter 2 will make you go crazy for the franchise. Director Chad Stahelski, a stunt man himself knows the pulse of the audience and adds what is needed. He has given extreme importance to the action scenes and he succeeds as well.
Though the action starts after almost an hour into the movie, the wait is worth. Even the built up for the action sequences are good than the action itself. The initial hour narrates the story and it is better than the prequel (Far better). Chad might be aware that the prequel didn’t have depth in the plot.
Keanu reeves has given another mind blowing performance. He is a natural in action scenes, his looks and expressions stands long. He utters only less dialogues which adds up the style as John (Thanks to Chad). After Neo, Keanu has got John to stick in our hearts. Riccardo Scamarcio as Antonio has contributed as much as Keanu (Sequel beats prequel this time). He just make phone calls to execute his plans which is better suited for the villain of John.
It is difficult to take a franchise to new level, we have seen many directors trying some extravagant addition in each installment of their franchise. But Chad doesn’t need all those, rather he does what he does the best. He didn’t exaggerate or degrade the franchise instead he did the same as the prequel, but this time far better.
John Wick lovers and action lovers will celebrate the movie for sure. The length of the action scenes might feel too much for sure, but I believe it won’t be for action lovers. On the whole John Wick Chapter 2 is a great action entertainer. Kudos for the whole team
The open ended climax has all possibilities for Chapter 3.