Details: Released in 2017. About two hours long. Stars Keanu Reeves.
I loved the first John Wick movie. I just didn’t expect the amount of incredibly well choreographed action nor the relative realism that the movie had. Accordingly, John Wick 2 is perhaps one of the only movies I was truly looking forward to this year.
The movie takes place about a day after the end of the last movie. John has gotten his revenge, his car, and a new dog and seeks to retire again, when a person from John’s past as a hitman returns to call in a favor. Now John must dive back into his old life of murder and death in order to free himself of the obligations held against him.
If you came to this movie for the story, you will be disappointed. This is an action movie. This is gun porn, knife porn, jiu-jitsu porn, car porn, and just action movie porn. There are few movies where you get to hear the audience gasp with you as incredibly fun, violent things happen on-screen. This is one of those movies. Lots of gasp inducing things happen that I won’t spoil.
Acting was fine, but definitely no Academy Awards here. It was nice to see Laurence Fishburne make an appearance and see The Matrix crew reunite, even if it was for only a little bit.
Overall, I may have enjoyed the first John Wick movie more, but I still enjoyed this movie nonetheless. Like the first film, this movie knows what it is and achieves what it sets out to do. If you are a fan of action movies, then you should watch this movie.