Let’s Get Reel: John Wick: Chapter 2

 

 

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Justin Forrest
Staff Writer

Yeah, I’m thinking he’s back. Keanu Reeves as John Wick in once again graces the silver screen after his critically acclaimed first outing.

Those of you expecting the same from “John Wick: Chapter 2” will be disappointed. OR NOT, because this movie takes everything from the first chapter and turns up about a thousand degrees!

It’s hard to review this movie because there are very few flaws to find, and I don’t want sound like I’m being paid to say good things. Probably the highlight of this movie that many might not think of is Reeves’ performance.

Those who have seen the first movie know that Wick fights out of begrudging vengeance. That continues here. And, he really makes it come off, even though he has very few lines in the entire movie.

Just his body language and small facial reactions are enough to get what this character is feeling in every scene. The other notable highlights of this movie are the cinematography and choreography.

Wick is a very colorful and smoothly shot movie. Thank God there is no shaky cam in sight. All fight scenes are easy to watch, which is great because all of the action scenes are a sight to behold, amazingly epic and realistically brutal.

Also, for those of you who are fans of “The Matrix,” you’ll be happy to know that one of the best interactions of the entire movie is between Reeves and the former Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne.

Overall, I just have to say not only is John Wick Chapter 2 one of the best movies of the year so far, but possibly one of my favorite action movies ever.

I give it Five reels out of five.

5reels

 

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