'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' is a High-Octane Blast to the Cerebellum

John Wick 3: Excellent fighting scenes with dash of Indonesian culture

Keanu Reeves reprises role of retired hitman in OTT action flick John Wick: Parabellum

But in Keanu Reeves' case, I am 100% invested during the action set-pieces and convinced that I'm watching John Wick dole out some sweet, sweet justice. After killing a member of the shadowy worldwide assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. They previously appeared together in The Raid 2, one of the few action pictures I've ever seen that's bloodier than this one.

In most respects "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" lives up the standard of its predecessors. But then things got weird, in the best ways: Hinted at in the first film, but expanded in the sequels, there's now a unusual, remarkably thorough (if remarkably confusing) mythology that accompanies all of John Wick's righteous headshots, featuring secret societies of assassins, ancient and baroque codes of conduct, and really nice mansions (to shoot people in).

MAY 18 ― June is just two weeks away, and we're already starting to experience an avalanche of big ticket new releases in Malaysian cinemas, which is a sure sign that the summer movie season is just around the corner. One of the things that made the first "John Wick" movie so memorable was that it had a novel, nearly comically endearing premise: What if a hardened professional killer went on a revenge spree to avenge a beloved doggo? And I haven't even mentioned Mark Dacascos as Zero, a verbose (for this series) sushi chef/killer who takes over from Common in the last film as Wick's primary nemesis. His goal? Make it to Morocco, where the Elder of the High Table will give him a chance to make amends, and maybe grant Wick the retirement he was enjoying before a dog hit started all the trouble. John Wick 3 is basically a fantasy at this point as people are killed on the street and nobody bats an eye like it's '92 Los Angeles. The good reviews were now raves-an 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, up two from John Wick's 87 percent. And that allows them to do long takes, thereby increasing the intensity of every scene. At one point Reeves finds himself facing off against a monstrous brute, current Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic, a blink-but-won't-miss-it cameo that makes for fun fluffy fisticuffs. Also Laurence Fishburne is in these movies now. Now there's a woman I would not wish to piss off, neither her or her two Belgian Malinois.

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Ian McShane returns as Winston the hotel manager along with his trusty front desk clerk, Charon, played by Lance Reddick. Rub her the wrong way, she'll unleash the dogs of war. Chapter 2, only four days had elapsed when Wick was contacted by an Italian mobster to fulfil a blood oath by killing his sister. The John Wick films are modestly-budgeted films that are not just only showcasing the best stunt work in the industry presently but creating a vivid world run by a creed and a code on the streets. Leich was gone, but Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad returned, taking us further into the franchise's mysterious criminal underworld.

And he added: "Number 4, I'm certain, will be more hard". Not only does Stahelski know intuitively where to place the viewer in the midst of any action, efficiently laying out geographical stakes at every turn, he uses long takes without drawing attention to them, transforming marathon-length murder sprees into matters of endurance.

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