[CP CinemaCity+UCI El Corte] I have to rate this one down against me. It's Godfather III all over again. Starts off great. (kinda wanted a longer horse pursuit) then the Moroccan part drags for far too long+it's videogame-ish. Loved the Russian's mob Tarkovsky theater+what high-brow literature does to a dude (beating up a thug with a thick book> Emily Dickinson this nod is for ya) Dacascos &Halle were great tho. </3
The action scenes are better than ever, there's a climatic fight scene with the twins from the Raid & Mark Dacascos (giving a career best performance) that's incredible, but the story is even more repetitive & boring than the last. This would wreck most movies but thankfully John Wick 3 is able to gives some truly amazing fight scenes. Just watch out for the scenes where people open their mouths & talk to each other.
I love the first two and I really wanted to like this, but the story lost what made it better than the average action flick.His motivation to kill no longer makes sense. It slipped into the territory of mindless tedious ultraviolence, and I thought the structure was off. Fighting the big boss should've been the climax but it wasn't and the ending dragged out way too long. Mark Dacasos from Iron Chef was awesome.
The dizzying escalation game continues with another tightly wound, beautifully shot, no frills installment of glossy cross-cultural action mayhem; ya got knife-fights, gun-fu, horse kicks, motorcycle sword-fights, Vivaldi's Winter! The ageless ass-kicking Halle Berry is a definite highlight (she deserves a spin-off!) and Stahelski finds interesting things to do with most of the supporting characters this go around.
One of the things I love about the "John Wick" series: it feels like the lost Nineties adaptation of some Dark Horse comic book that never existed. I'm not sure if Wick's journey out of the Underworld in "Parabellum" is quite as compelling as what we saw in "Chapter Two," but this is the first, perhaps only, Hollywood film I've ever seen with fight choreography, blocking, and editing to rival Hong Kong's heyday.
For those of us who thought the ridiculous finale to Part 2 got lost in its own mythology rest assure the filmmakers have crafted a third part equal to the first. The film delivers a high octane bolt of adrenaline revelling in its 'gun-fu' and explosive set pieces. Reeves wears the character of Wick like a fine suit and in this entry the supporting players are up to the task. The opening literary kill alone is ...
JOHN WICK: Your regular Sunday night action movie with some nice choreography being thrown here and there. JOHN WICK 2: An action fantasy saga that mark the beginning of a mythology. JOHN WICK 3: 21st century equivalent of a Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin motion picture. JOHN WICK 4 will cure cancer.