It's killed or be killed and John only knows how to do one of those. It's a tad ludicrous, when taking a step back, to believe that the world of crime lords and hit men would be so formal that they would have regal titles for themselves.
The last film basically established that nearly anything and anyone can be an assassin in disguise. While jokes about Reeves being a mediocre actor have been a dime a dozen in the past, it is worth noting that he has a compelling charisma which makes him weirdly watchable in the right roles. We see once again that Wick is the resourceful man we first met in the original film. An impressive $5.9 million has been made by John Wick as its opening night box office collection.
The action is aces above anything on the market today. Parabellum finds a great mix that is not overblown but separates it from just another action movie. "Just give me a day".
The ending sequence of the film is brilliant, giving an explosive finale to this trilogy. It was kind of like the Kylo/Rey fight in TLJ, but with more genital mutilation.
A rather surprising element was the comedy. Horses and dogs are particularly used in entertaining and creative ways to take down the enemy. But the real draw is Keanu Reeves as John Wick - would any of this work without him? Dacascos has always been overlooked for his ability to carry a villainous turn, aside from Jet Li's Cradle 2 The Grave, and to see him grace the big screen again is glorious.
Zero is basically Deadpool cracking often cracking jokes but is deadly serious when it's time to kill. Instead Wick paints the streets and walls red with faceless baddies, their mere goal to take their punishment harshly.
Then, there is the scene-stealing Halle Berry as the firey Sofia. Her character is important, but is also very bland. This is not something that can be said of every action star: For instance, it's hard to imagine Tom Cruise or Jason Statham tugging at your heartstrings as they mourn the death of a beloved dog, and then go on a bloody spree to avenge it. The script never calls for Wick to go into long exposition nor does the story have long flashback scenes to fill in the backstory.
Ian McShane returns as Winston the hotel manager along with his trusty front desk clerk, Charon, played by Lance Reddick. This means he's amusing and deceptively laid back but his breath doesn't smell like it can power a hot air balloon. Laurence Fishburne was also added to the franchise in the first sequel.
People have asked if they need to see the first two in order to understand this one, and the answer is an unequivocal "YES!"
This stylish way of shooting lends itself to the over-the-top world.
At the pinnacle of this new action cinema is John Wick 3.
Seeing what's on the screen is as important as hearing what's there as well.
Almost every rifle or shotgun blast had me checking myself to make sure there were no holes. And the fight choreography. Chad Stahelski's third and by no means last entry in the saga of laconic gentleman terminator John Wick (Keanu Reeves), the Baba Yaga of every gangster's worst nightmares, either lives up to previous entries as far as setting the standard for visceral, eardrum-squelching violence, or it fails to take the series in the direction presaged by the apocalyptic cliffhanger of the previous chapter. Just watch them both. For being an intense action film, Chapter 3 - Parabellum builds the plot around the ramifications of one's actions and how your reaction to a scenario can lead you down differing paths. For now, Avengers: Endgame rules the box office from a satisfying margin. Precision, energy, and innovation move the components of John Wick, but the synergy that comes from their singular motion transcends mechanistic clockwork into vital, aesthetic flow.
After gunning down a member of the High Table - the shadowy worldwide assassin's guild - legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization's protective services.