Day 39. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). Directed by Chad Stahelski

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) score: 79%

The first film rode on its resplendent fight choreography, a specialty of first-time director Chad Stahelski who was also Keanu Reeves’ stuntman for The Matrix. Thankfully his return to the director’s chair doesn’t merely mean more of the same. It’s a more complicated (but still simplistic) affair than Wick 1, and despite acting as exposition for a third film it manages to bear its own very sharp and polished teeth.

Trashy cinema doesn’t necessarily have to be bad. When you have conviction, confidence and style like John¬†Wick does, there’s no risk of your attention waning. Bring on John Wick: Chapter 3.


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