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.