Still, Aurelio claims he can fix it. Yes it is cool to watch but only up to a point. After he leaves, John reburies his weapons beneath cement, as he feels he is done with the assassin life. That film was good, but did not meet with its first film's merit. John simply pours Abram and himself a drink.
Overall cinematography is very good. That feat considered very rare in cinema and here is the one. Having said that the action sequences are as cool, crazy but cool, and violent as they are unbelievable. Then what comes later are even more aggressive screenplay that's ends with left open the door for the third film. Not just Reeves, but all were awesome.
No one, absolutely no one, seems to be able to shoot straight except for John Wick. I totally disliked that killing assignment Mr. I was really hoping I would like this movie. For me, that reminded me 'Kill Bill', but they are not the same kind, except the fighting concept with hundreds. Especially if you are an ardent action film fan. He watches a video on his phone of himself and his late wife Helen Bridget Moynahan.
I found it a bit sad that they wrecked his nice car though. The first film was good, completely an unexpected, but I was expecting this one, even though not as much as I was excited to see 'Jack Reacher 2'. Besides, he got wonderful, dedicated actors to achieve that. Continued from a couple of days later where the previous narration had ended. . I did enjoy the movie but not at all as much as I hoped I would.
One thing I really liked about the first movie was, as you can read in my review about that one, that it was a no bullshit, kill the bad guys and no emotional regrets, kind of movie. Though the initial parts were average. Just watch it already and be prepared for the next, the mega finale. Worse is that, in my opinion, in their eager to put together some crap drama this movie essentially screwed up the possibilities for a John Wick 3 unless they pull some rather big surprise rabbit out of the hat for that one. I felt the villain was a bit on the weak side though, but he did his role justice. Abram questions John as to whether or not he can actually find peace.
He chooses to spare Abram in a peace offering. There is very little camera shake during fights and Reeves clearly has spent a lot of time preparing for this role. So, he has to fight them all, just in order to survive. He calls Aurelio John Leguizamo to come pick up the car, which is a total wreck. That's what happens when a stuntman takes up the directional job for an action flick.
While I am bitching I should perhaps also mention that the amount of beating that John Wick seems to be able to absorb is … unbelievable. Now this became a stylish franchise. John returns home to the still unnamed dog he took at the end of the first movie. And this sequel, really amazing. Of course said asshole screws him halfway through the movie and that would have been a good time to start get back on track with some decent payback story but unfortunately the script writers thought otherwise.
Abram wants payback against John for killing his brother Viggo and nephew Iosef. He did not write it, but he knew exactly how to create them, technically perfectly. Overall a enjoyable movie but no match for the first chapter and I cannot bring myself to give it more than 3 out of 5 stars. Be warned that the rest of this review might contain a spoiler or two. In this movie he is forced onto a job by a real asshole.