John Wick: Chapter 2
Action junkies will love the high body count in the second film about the secret world of assassins in the crime thriller, John Wick, Chapter 2. Stolen by Russians in the first movie, this movie begins with assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) stealing back his 1969 Mustang in an incredible shootout. He heads home and feels relieved to know he can now retire – until Italian mob boss Santino D’Antonio (Ricardo Scamarcio) shows up with a blood marker. Santino wants Wick to kill his sister Gianna D’Antonio (Claudia Gerini) because he wants her seat on a council of villains. (What a great guy.) Wick wants to refuse the marker so he asks the leader of the Continental assassin group named Winston (Ian McShane) for his recommendation. Winston said Wick gave an oath so he must do the job. When his sister is dead, Santino puts out a hit on Wick worth 7 million dollars and now assassins from all over the world are trying to kill him. I enjoyed the expanded universe this sequel presented to viewers with Continental hotels and assassins from all over the world. Even the story itself was better, but I barely had a chance to enjoy it because there were so many shootouts that had no dialogue whatsoever. I must admit there is never a dull moment if you can see, but for me, all I could do was try to pass the time eating my popcorn during waiting for the story to begin again. As a stunt man in the Matrix movies with Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, director Chad Stahelski knows how to get the effect he wants out of the action scenes. Fishburne didn’t do much but it sounded like he was having a lot of fun. The first movie didn’t do too well at the box office, but it did so good in the home market we have chapter two and I am anticipating a chapter 3. I’m giving this violent brutal film a C+ rating.
This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.