This is more of the same we had before. Once again Reeves as an unwilling assassin. But this time it all feels like warmed-over deja-vu. If you loved the original movie, you might not care so much about being given warmed-over seconds. Otherwise, this has burned itself out. Almost zero storyline, zero conversation, inflation of action scenes with head-shots. Again & again. Boring. Uninspired. Ridiculous.
This series is so damn addicting from beginning to end, it leaves you so immersed in its world, which is so, so rare. Loved Fishburne embodying his inner Ghost Dog with all those pidgeons. The name Ares for Rose's character was perfect - girl has rage in her eyes. That last sequence shot made me feel all sorts of emotions, from scared and claustrophobic to excited to see Keanu kick everybody's ass on Chapter 3.
got a lot of things talking for it.. a weird and on-the-nose buster keaton reference/homage (?) in first shot, italian gangster boss spending all his time in a museum, really great rhythm to the action scenes, quirky light design (what up with the LED-strips?), the phone-in matrix reunion, the paranoia of every 2nd new yorker being an assassin & reeves of course. but at the end..not ready or excited for chapter 3.
It's more of the same, but it's still more of what I liked the first time. Sequels should definitely up the ante, but at least this continued to be the fun, violent film the first one surprised us all with. Just being on par with the first film is good enough in this day and age.
While it functions as a bullet-filled rollercoaster of operatic proportions, John Wick: Chapter 2 gets a little tiresome in the middle. That said, it begins REALLY strong and ends REALLY strong, but the whole bit with Laurence Fishburne - this Matrix reunion wasn't as exciting as we all had hoped - is often a chore to get through.
Oh my... Reeves is pretty terrible (again) and the few lines he has are delivered so poorly I think he should consider a careerchange. The plot is servicable albeit ludicrous. The action is cool but VERY repetetive and gets boring. I realize that this is an action movie for the CS-generation (or whatever) that favours headshots before things like story, pace and character development. I'm too old for this shit.