RELEASE DATE: 18/05/2017
RUN TIME: 2HR 2MIN
Picking up shortly after where ‘John Wick’ ended - after returning to the criminal underworld to seek his revenge, a marker is called in, forcing John (Keanu Reeves, 'The Neon Demon', '47 Ronin') to begrudgingly accept. Attempting to settle old debts and return to his “retirement”, John comes to discover that a contract has been taken out in his name with a $7 million price tag on it. Once again, people dare mess with The Ghost, and they - not him - start dropping like flies.
Director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad have returned to usher the maestro Keanu Reeves back through the ballet of maximum carnage, surreally fusing the blood-splattered, take-no-prisoners action sequences with timely dry humour and a sensationally stylised look at the world of a hitman. Spanning New York to Rome and back again, the elaborately modern gothic set pieces and fashion seamlessly come together to create a visual action feast for the senses that you can’t help but enjoy wholeheartedly.
Surreally fusing the blood-splattered, take-no-prisoners action sequences with dry humour.
Look, its a bit same-same but different to the original film, but given its implied success they’ve clearly had a lot more fun and freedom here. The intricate John Wick world they set up in the first film is now given more detail for you to lap up. The fight sequences err a little on the over-choreographed side - but who cares. It's an elegant masterclass in precision, and god damn it I liked it! That shouldn’t make me a bad person. I like John Wick!