JOHN WICK 3
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action
franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with
a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of
bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of
the shadowy international assassinís guild, the High Table, John
Wick is excommunicado, but the worldís most ruthless hit men and
women await his every turn.
All of this for what, because of a puppy?
It wasn't just a puppy.
Ok wait, wait, ok, wait,
WAAAAIIIIT! Give me a sec. Let me catch my breath. Whew!
Wow! Have you guys been following the hype that surrounds
this John Wick franchise? This is the third chapter and
the hype is real. It just keeps getting better and better.
Priscilla repeatedly commented on how exhausted she was.
It is, it is extremely exhausting but oh in such a good
way. This is by far an action junkieís fix, itís a dream
come true for gun play fanatics, it is almost a non-stop
frenzy for fight scene freaks, and for John Wick fans it
is everything you love about the first two films amped up
a notch or two if you can believe that. If you do plan on
seeing this one and you havenít seen the others, well you
could obviously, but it would help make the story that
much clearer if you see the first two first, or at a
minimum John Wick 2. This film picks up right where part 2
leaves us, and let the games, intensity, thrills,
desperation, hopelessness, and overall fight for survival
begin. This movie is a lot of fun, for sure. The plot is
getting thicker but at its very core itís still all about
the action and this film has arguably some the best action
sequences ever seen on the big screen. The fights and
martial arts choreography are crisp and intense, the gun
play is just crazy, the weaponry is vast and impressive,
and the kills, well, letís just say youíll be gasping,
moaning, and groaning throughout the entire movie.
What do you need?
John Wick: Guns, lots of guns.
If you have seen John Wick 2 then you know his status
quo. It is not very good. He is on the run and basically
all alone. If you know me well enough, you probably know
that one of my favorite film series of all time is the
Matrix. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed that quote
above by Keanu. It was an excellent nod to one of my
favorites. And by the way, Neo ainít got nothin on John
Wick. Keanu was well cast for this role. He helps make it
real when it seems so unrealistic. Having played Neo, he
is good at larger than life characters and John Wick is
definitely one of them. His reputation precedes him and we
are witness to this throughout the three films. As for the
rest of the cast, well, having the likes of Ian McShane,
Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, and Halle Berry is a
blessing to any cast list. A special mention goes out to
the Adjudicator played by Asia Kate Dillon. Asiaís
performance was so cold and calculated that it was very
entertaining. We are also treated to some brief moments of
levity and humor amidst the violence, and the effective
performance of Mark Dacascos gives us some of those
moments. Even though this movie is mostly about the action
variety of eye candy, we get some eye candy in the form of
cinematography too. Not only are there amazing filming
locations and sets, but the camera work to keep up with
this fast-paced film must have been a bear. Another
element that keeps this franchise so consistent and strong
is that Director Chad Stahelski has remained at the helm.
So movie goers, you are in for a treat. This is everything
youíd expect from a Chapter 3 of John Wick. Si vis pacem,
para bellum ("If you want peace, prepare for war").
Review By Cine Marcos
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