Following the success of John Wick, it was not surprising that Summit Entertainment quickly followed it up with a sequel, the aptly titled John Wick: Chapter 2. If you were not a fan of John Wick‘s slickly choreographed over the top violence, there is nothing for you in John Wick: Chapter 2, but if you loved it, like you should, John Wick: Chapter 2 offers more of everything the first movie had.
There is no point talking about the plot. If you have seen the first one, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up directly after it. Pretty much since he killed people in John Wick 1, he will have to kill even more people in John Wick: Chapter 2. We learn a little more about the crazy world that John Wick takes place in, but this movie is all about the action scenes, and they are glorious.
John Wick 1 is known for its amazing nightclub shootout, and that is about it. I mean in the end of the first movie, John Wick has a long fist fight with a senior citizen, but that nightclub shootout was amazing. John Wick: Chapter 2 however, will be known for several sequences. It is amazing what a little extra cash will do, and just like John Wick 1, the camera doesn’t cut away and it holds steady, so you can take it all in. The John Wick franchise is setting the bar for every other action movie that comes after it.
This is the signature role that we have been waiting for Keanu Reeves to have. We knew he had great action chops, but he kept starring in bad movie after bad movie, but the John Wick series is perfect for him. He gets to be the stoic hardened action hero he was meant to play. If he is never in another movie ever again, he will be remembered fondly for his John Wick movies.
If you love action movies, or even just like them, do yourself a favor and watch John Wick: Chapter 2. If you haven’t seen John Wick 1, see that first, but then quickly watch John Wick: Chapter 2. I had a blast watching this movie, and I think you will too!