The most enjoyed action film of 2014 was John Wick. Unfortunately, I missed it in theaters and enjoyed it on BLU-Ray. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed this action film about an assassin for the criminal underworld. When the sequel was announced I made sure not to miss this in theaters. So let’s dive in and take a look at “John Wick: Chapter 2” in this box office review…
The incredible action sequences and gun play from the first film were not lost in this sequel. In fact, there was new styles of shooting in this film that made a scene like walking through a crowded tube of folks engaging as the characters had to try and shoot each other subtly. Yes, you read that correctly. This film loves martial arts, gun play and of course, John Wicks new dog. I was pleased with how the story wasn’t just a rehash of the previous story. It had an element of that in the very beginning of the film but Wick’s decision to settle differences leads the film in a completely fresh direction.
In General, the story is predictable up into the ending. It’s a story about an assassin who wants to leave the world he’s a part of but that world isn’t ready to let him simply leave. I was surprised by the ending because the whole movie I was able to see where we were headed and by the end I didn’t want predictably to reign. It didn’t. The ending was surprising and I was grateful. I’m not sure where the third film in the franchise will go as the ending of the film really drives separation between John Wick and the world he inhabits. By the end of the movie though, he still has his dog which also was a major difference from the first film.
“John Wick: Chapter 2” is in theaters now! If you love action movies you need to see this movie on the big screen. I walked out of the theater so happy about what I just watched. It’s a great action flick and the style of martial arts and gun play are entertaining on fresh new levels. Keanu Reeves can play this character for as long as he wants in my opinion. This is a role he excels in. I’m even ok if the creators want to make a spin off movie that deals with only the Hotel Continental. I can’t recommend this movie enough to action movie lovers. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll probably want to start wearing more black when you walk your dog.