John Wick 2 2017 9+ out of 10
John Wick thought he was out of the killing game --but after the events of the first movie he has been pulled back in again. The second movie picks up where the first movie left off. John Wick goes after the guys that have his car. The film starts out with an action packed sequence where Keanu Reeves tries to get his car back. After this he is forced to return to the underworld to repay a marker that let him out in the first place. He executes the mission in dramatic fashion at an outdoor concert amongst ruins of an ancient city only to have the gangster that gave him the job then turn on him and try to have him taken out.
The movie was visually stunning. Whoever does location scouting and set design for these movies is on top of their game. The locations that the action takes place are like a work of art. It creates a stylish ambiance that draws you into the world of John Wick
The story is action packed and the pacing is as near to perfect as a film can achieve. The violence in the action sequences can feels like a super cool video game. The story in the John Wick films is simplistic --but the film doesn't need a complex plot as the action and the style of the films carries the movies.
I love the world that they have created in John Wick and I'm excited to see more of this world. The John Wick series is my favorite Keanu Reeves franchise. This sequel added to the cool factor of the original film which was a wonderful surprise to me. The world building they have done with this series through two films is already more interesting to me than The Matrix which after the first film went downhill.
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