John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Nihit Bhave Site: TimesOfIndia
The John Wick franchise is what would happen if Woody Allen wrote action-thrillers. Just like Allen’s slice-of-life movies with high-strung characters in familiar setting, these movies are self-aware, unapologetic and true to their genre. The entire appeal of the movie lies in its beautifully choreographed action sequences. There’s even a mirrored-room sequence which is supposed to be an homage to Enter The Dragon. It might not do much to your brain, but it’ll certainly set your heart racing. If you’re in the mood for blood, Wick is your pick.
Rating :- 3/5 Reviewed by: Mike McCahill Site: TheGuardian
John Wick, Keanu Reeves’ first hit in almost a decade, arrived in 2014 as a brisk, limber counterblast to the excesses of the Marvel and Fast & Furious universes, configured by ex-stuntman Chad Stahelski towards non-virtual, live-on-location fisticuffs. The impact, however, gets muffled by extra layers of the nerdy (under)world-building through which the first movie cut such a stylish dash. Any franchise employing Peter Serafinowicz as its Q-via-Alfred figure surely retains some sense of humour about the nonsense it’s peddling, and Chapter 2 will pass a Friday or Saturday night as mindlessly as its predecessor. Yet if the third instalment – excitingly trailed here – runs much beyond two hours, stern objections should be lodged with the ombudsman.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Angelica Jade Bastien Site: RogerEbert
Have you ever walked out of a film so struck by awe and wonder your skin is abuzz? Has a film ever left you so joyful and drunk on adrenaline that it made you more hopeful about the world? This is exactly how I felt watching “John Wick: Chapter Two,” the sequel to the surprising 2014 action hit. “John Wick: Chapter Two” is a more audacious film, bolder and more violent than its predecessor. It’s easy to believe, as commented on by others in the film, that he’s addicted to the vengeance he dishes out with such panache. “John Wick: Chapter Two” is never as singularly focused as its stellar opening, which is pretty much the best Batman sequence that never was. It also proves that Keanu Reeves is the greatest modern action star and film is better for his return.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by: Geoffrey Macnab Site: Independent
John Wick: Chapter 2 is even more stylised than John Wick. Keanu Reeves is back as the assassin, still very upset over the death of his dog in the last film. Visually, the film is very slick indeed and has the production values of one of those upmarket vodka ads. The sound editing is exaggerated to the most extreme degree. Director Chad Stahelski is a stuntman and seems far more comfortable with bodies hurtling through the air than he does with scenes in which characters actually stop to talk to each other. The very colourful supporting cast includes Peter Stormare, Franco Nero and Laurence Fishburne. At least, they all seem to relish the cartoonish absurdity of the project.
John Wick 2 Official Trailer # 3 (2017) Keanu Reeves Action Movie HD