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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Preceded by: John Wick (2014)
Followed by: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

Directed by:
Chad Stahelski

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
John Wick: Chapter 2

RUNNING TIME
122 minutes

Produced by:
Basil Iwanyk
Erica Lee
Written by:
Derek Kolstad


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

John Wick

Keanu Reeves
Cassian, Gianna's chief bodyguard Common
"The Bowery King" Laurence Fishburne
Santino D'Antonio Riccardo Scamarcio
Ares Ruby Rose
Charon, concierge at Continental Hotel Lance Reddick
Abram Tarasov Peter Stormare
Julius Franco Nero -
Winston Scott Ian McShane
Helen Wick Bridget Moynahan
Aurelio John Leguizamo

 

Review

Slick and preplanned to a fault, but still quite enjoyable sequel to 2014's successful John Wick. The retired hitman Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, is being dragged back into action by a "marker", a sort of blood oath which symbolizes an unbreakable vow to the other party in this case Italian Camorra boss Santino D'Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio). In order to put an end to it all, Wick must kill a record amount of other hitmen and baddies (who by the way seem to be the only people left in the world). The premise and writing is just about as uninspired as any follow-up in the action genre (on par with Death Wish 2, Die Hard 2, etc.), and Keanu Reeves' line-delivery is almost unbearable at times, but luckily, director Chad Stahelski knows how to shoot action and pace his film, which gives John Wick: Chapter 2 an agreeable drive that makes it watch-worthy. Followed by a third entry two years later.

Copyright 07.07.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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