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John Wick: Chapter 2

Spoilers ahead …

The first instalment was something different and so was fresh and new. However, the second one – despite having the same hallmark traits – felt at times like it was trying to outdo its predecessor while nodding its head towards the shadowy world that John Wick inhabits. However, I did not feel the organisation which John was eventually exiled from was really given enough depth in the film and, although it was a comic book originally, it doesn’t have to be treated with the same styling as if it were panels on a page.

The jury is out whether I will watch the third instalment at the moment as I did not feel this outing developed the world in sufficient depth to warrant further attention. The movie was still good but felt flat compared to the first. The position John Wick is left in at the end of the film makes the third feel like an outlandish set-up – John vs the World.

John Wick: Chapter 2

Never stab the devil in the back

20172 h 02 min

John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

Director Chad Stahelski
Runtime 2 h 02 min
Release Date 8 February 2017
Budget $40,000,000
Revenue $171,539,887
Movie Media VoD
Movie Status Loaned
Movie Rating Good
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Common, Ruby Rose, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, Thomas Sadoski, David Patrick Kelly, Peter Stormare, Franco Nero, Peter Serafinowicz, Perry Yung, Tobias Segal, Chukwudi Iwuji, Nico Toffoli, Marko Caka, Aaron Cohen, Aly Mang, Nora Sommerkamp, Marmee Cosico, Nancy Cejari, Crystal Lonneberg, Frank Modica, Jennifer Dong, Elli, Midori Nakamura, Sidney Beitz, Mark Vincent, Justin L. Wilson, Chris LaPanta, Guyviaud Joseph, Alisa Ermolaev, Kelly Rae LeGault, Vadim Kroll, Shade Rupe, Thaddeus Daniels, Margaret Daly, Wass Stevens, Erik Frandsen, Youma Diakite, Luca Mosca, Mario Donatone, Kenny Sheard, Tim Connolly, Heidi Moneymaker, Angel Pai, Johnny Otto, Nobuya Shimamoto, Oleg Prudius, Alex Ziwak, Ciscandra Nostalghia

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