Keanu Reeves returns to give us another level of insane violence and great story. Yes the film continues to take Gun-Fu Wushu to all new level. The action is so intense at times, that it begins to loose you. I shall have to watch the film a dozen or more time to really get the full experience. Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum is an absolute delight. Epic choreography, mayhem beyond belief, and this film satisfies the lizard brain of all true geeks. If violence and over the top cinema mayhem is not your thing, then avoid this one at all cost. Watch the Trailer here.
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IMDb: “Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, skilled 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 assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons – he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s ‘Excommunicado’ – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members.”
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Wick is in trouble with a $14 million open contract on his head. Every assassin in America seems to be coming out of the woodwork with the hopes of bagging the infamous John Wick. His first encounter is with a giant who takes on Wick in a library. Seconds later the action continues with more assassins. Busted cabinet, grab knife, throw knife, repeat. Scenes like this are non-stop and give us the action we crave. A little ultra violence to leave us numbed to the world.
Recognizing the city is a bad place, Wick attempts to get out of town. Wick heads to the ice queen played by Anjelica Huston. He holds a talisman that represents a favor and he goes to her to collect. “You are bound and I am owed,” he snarls at her and eventually she gives in. Next we are off to Morocco where we get a bunch more John Wick history and build upon his legend. Then we move onto another series of drawn out fights leading to an very satisfying conclusion.
The film gives us a very satisfying and wonderful performance. Extreme action scenes, ultra-violence, and stories that legends are made of. John Wick does not disappoint.
As a side note the super popular video game, Fortnite has created a wonderful addon to the John Wick Franchise. They have a character known as the Reaper who looks like Wick and now a perfect replica of John Wick’s house can be found on the island. If you head to the basement you can even dig up John Wicks gold.
Go see the film and have some fun. It truly is Gun-Fu Wushu at its best.
Production company: Thunder Road Films
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Halle Berry, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Tobias Segal, Boban Marjanovic, Anjelica Huston, Cecep Arif Rahman, Yayan Ruhian
Director: Chad Stahelski
Screenwriter: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee
Executive producers: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, Joby Harold, Jeff Waxman
Director of photography: Dan Laustsen
Production designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
Costume designer: Luca Mosca
Editor: Evan Schiff
Composers: Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard
Casting directors: Mary Vernieu, Marisol Roncali
R, 130 minutes