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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Every Sequel Should Be: A Relentless Masterpi

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    LSherman
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    John Wick wasn't designed for a sequel. It began with someone killing John Wick's dog, and ended with the vengeance-bent uber-assassin stealing a new best friend from an animal shelter, after dropping 76 dead bodies along the way. The movie succeeded not on the strength of its story, but on the elegance of its action, and while it reaches at times to justify its own existence, John Wick: Chapter 2 boasts a reunion with Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne and two major improvements on the original: First, no animals were harmed in the making of the film. And secondly, the human body count is significantly higher. If the latter detail offends your humanistic sensibilities, then this isn't the franchise for you. Even for Grand Theft Auto junkies and those at the other end of the spectrum, it can actually get tiresome watching Wick eliminate a seemingly inexhaustible stream of henchmen at times. But there's a quality to the violence here that elevates it above the literal and reprehensible nihilism of movies and instead achieves something more akin to dance. John Wick: Chapter 2 pits Keanu Reeves' titular character against the mean and nefarious of the criminal underworld. Once again, Reeves proves that he is a force to be reckoned with in this ridiculous, over-the-top sequel that is every bit as fun as the original. These types of films are rarely known for their artistic value but sets the bar pretty high, not only in its action, but in it's set design and camera work. This is pure escapist entertainment and is exactly what you're looking for. The look and feel of the film is very much in line with the first. It has beautiful, vibrant colors that compliment the violence and chaos. The sound is absolutely amazing with each gun sounding the way they should instead of using the stock machine gun or pistol sound which is something the original was guilty of at times. The performances are incredible and the direction of the action sequences is beyond impressive. This is a bigger John Wick and one that does a nice job at expanding on his world. The only issue that the film may have depends on your taste in action films. This is considerably longer than the original but it moves so fluidly and frenetic that it barely feels like it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Wick Sequel

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    John Wick wasn't designed for a sequel. It began with someone killing John Wick's dog, and ended with the vengeance-bent uber-assassin stealing a new best friend from an animal shelter, after dropping 76 dead bodies along the way. The movie succeeded not on the strength of its story, but on the elegance of its action, and while it reaches at times to justify its own existence, John Wick: Chapter 2 boasts a reunion with Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne and two major improvements on the original: First, no animals were harmed in the making of the film. And secondly, the human body count is significantly higher. If the latter detail offends your humanistic sensibilities, then this isn't the franchise for you. Even for Grand Theft Auto junkies and those at the other end of the spectrum, it can actually get tiresome watching Wick eliminate a seemingly inexhaustible stream of henchmen at times. But there's a quality to the violence here that elevates it above the literal and reprehensible nihilism of movies and instead achieves something more akin to dance. John Wick: Chapter 2 pits Keanu Reeves' titular character against the mean and nefarious of the criminal underworld. Once again, Reeves proves that he is a force to be reckoned with in this ridiculous, over-the-top sequel that is every bit as fun as the original. These types of films are rarely known for their artistic value but sets the bar pretty high, not only in its action, but in it's set design and camera work. This is pure escapist entertainment and is exactly what you're looking for. The look and feel of the film is very much in line with the first. It has beautiful, vibrant colors that compliment the violence and chaos. The sound is absolutely amazing with each gun sounding the way they should instead of using the stock machine gun or pistol sound which is something the original was guilty of at times. The performances are incredible and the direction of the action sequences is beyond impressive. This is a bigger John Wick and one that does a nice job at expanding on his world. The only issue that the film may have depends on your taste in action films. This is considerably longer than the original but it moves so fluidly and frenetic that it barely feels like it. Overall, John Wick: Chapter 2 is a very good sequel. It has everything a sequel should have and doesn't disappoint. If you loved the first one then you're going to love this one.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expect Violence...

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    If you liked John Wick, then you will probably like John Wick 2. If you didn't like the first, you are unlikely to enjoy the sequel, and if you never watched the original John Wick, then you should definitely watch that first. In what I guess is the "modern classic action hero" movie, the leading male is a morally rather ambiguous guy who has no qualms about killing when he thinks it's required, and is not much of a talker. From there, plots branch depending on things like: does he have partners, is there a "romantic interest", and is he supposed to be fighting for some cause much larger than himself. I know that Keanu Reeves seems somewhat unlikely as an action hero. He doesn't have the physique of an Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone. But when he acted in the Matrix trilogy, he seemed to fall in love with the martial arts. Bruce Lee was not a large guy either, but nobody could doubt his prowess. In the Wick films, Reeves combines martial arts for hand-to-hand fights with a large amount of gunplay. He doesn't fight for "noble" causes; his character fights because that is what he does best, and because sometimes not responding to a provocation would be unthinkable. So the basic idea is much like the first film but of course they have to try to make this one bigger and better. That involves a lot more travel; interesting foreign sets; and frankly, pumping up the body count. They are not embarrassed by the body count--in fact they are proud of it. In one of the "specials", they tell you exactly how many people died, and count them one by one in scenes! As in the first film, Reeves has very little dialog but when he does speak, some of his lines are pretty funny, so that is something else to watch for. I mentioned Bruce Lee--one scene in this film seems very much like an homage to a classic scene from one of his films. There is another interesting and dramatic scene with a female character. I won't say more, so as not to reveal any spoilers.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    See John Wick (first movie) before this one

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    I bought this based on how well I liked the original movie. The acting was excellent across the board. I would have liked better writing with regard to character development/story line which relied on short banter to backfill the history/relationships between characters. The story continues based on the first John Wick movie (so I would recommend seeing that first) and the first several minutes of this movie is spent laying the foundation of the myth and legend of John Wick, the assassin nicknamed The Boogyman, who went on a killing spree over having his car stolen and his puppy killed by Russian mafia-types (in the prior movie). He is now working on getting his car back. A marker/debt is called in - the debt payable to an Italian boss who facilitated John's prior 'retirement' from the assassin career. The marker is only now able to be called in because the previous retirement honored by the other professionals is now disregarded since John went active in vengeance against the Russians. The fight scenes and shootouts seem more lengthy in this sequel. John is more vulnerable as a target and several colleagues/adversaries seem more challenging in this movie than the prior. Keanu is thoroughly convincing without under or overplaying the character - which is why I think this still works. This plot plays out like a chess game that winds down to checkmate. The ending was a bit of a surprise and I would like to see how the next John Wick movie is written.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious continuity, but still great

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    Movie timeline is great if you watched John Wick immediately prior, sort of jarring if it's not immediately preceded by it. Movie picks up what seems like, immediately after John Wick 1; one of the best action movies in the last few decades, and start rolling from there. Less moments of drama, and some moments will feel like re-tread for the first half of the movie. After the big assassination, the movie then starts gaining some new ground, and it's pretty excellent. Shooting sequences are very well directed and shot, the mechanics of the weapons are a bit more sloppy than JW1, but still great. It's really an excellent film, with more things introduced from the universe than JW1, but still a lot of unanswered questions and a cliffhanger of an ending. Overall, the action is still great, but the first half of the movie is pretty weak, where someone filming must have been sent to a different dimension than the second half. Fight scenes are shot from across a few hundred feet away, making it hard to tell what's going on. Gun-fu from the first film is just copy+pasted into scenes, and overall the shooting just doesn't feel tight. Aside from the car fight in the first 15 minutes, it's almost like the person who shot and cut the first half had no idea that it was an action film. The second half though, absolute return to form. Tight action sequences, shot close enough to understand what's happening without too many cuts to remain coherent. Gun-fu that's actually sensible and a bit more slow, but more importantly, new for this film. Scene production that's really well produced and edited. TLDR; An excellent follow-up to a great film with a stinker opening, that eventually hits running speed in its second half.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Be Seeing You....

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    John Wick 2 accomplishes what very few sequels can and it does it so well that now I have anxiety for part 3! The stakes are raised, the pacing is incredible, the lore of the criminal underworld is heavily expanded on, it's thematically strong, and the tension between Keanu and Common is so high that it'll compress your blood into diamonds. My only complaint involves a WTC Path train and if you're a train-hopping NJ/NY scumbag like me then you'll know what I'm talking about but to be honest though it only irked me a little bit and the scene is still baller AF. Watch John Wick 2. Don't be standing in Best Buy with a copy of John Wick 2 in one hand and 2 Fast 2 Furious in the other contemplating. Nah do the right thing. Buy John Wick 2 and put the other movie back in the bargain bit. Watch John Wick 2. WATCH IT. And if you haven't seen part 1 then that's the first thing you need to get once that tax return money comes in along with part 2 while you're still in the store. Then with whatever money is left over go watch John Wick 3 in theaters. Then go back to Best Buy and get that steelcase BluRay/DVD/Digital HD/4K/LMNOP edition of part 3 when it's released months later. I'm stoked. You should too. Divorce rates drop when couples keep John Wick in their household.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wick is Back!

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    The first John Wick is arguably one of the best action films released in the last decade (if not longer). Does the sequel live up to the original? Yes and no. The action is still a spectacular mix of realism and over the top insanity; only bigger. The story, like the action, also aims for bigger. Unfortunately bigger isn't always better. For every major step forward the film takes by aiming for greater set pieces, shoot outs, and plot twists; it takes a small step back by reaching a bit too far. Maybe the fact that former co-director David Leitch stepped out to direct "Atomic Blonde" is a factor. While Chad Stahelski still has a firm hand on action set peices (with the aforementioned mix of realism and insanity) on his own, David Leitch's visual style is sorely missed. Still a worthy follow up to a modern action classic. Bring on "John Wick 3". Movie Rating: 8/10 While the film may have it's ups and downs, the special features are darn near perfect. You will learn just about everything you could possibly want to know about the film. The choreography, the guns, the cars, the fighting styles, the training for all the aforementioned, personal stories about Chad and Keanu' s almost 20 year long working relationship and friendship. Add a fun commentary and you have 2 plus hours of solid, yet informative, entertainment. Special Features Rating: 9/10 Final Rating: 9/10

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, but HDR has issues

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    First off let me say this movie is a must for anyone who wants a spectacular action movie. I am a huge fan of both John Wick movies, and the fact that Keanu Reeves truly knows what he is doing really adds that extra appeal to the well choreographed actions scenes. The 4k release is good and bad. The bad is that the HDR settings on my 4k TV and Oppo 203 4k player don't work properly on this disc. I am unsure if it is a firmware compatibility issue or not with this 4k disc. The issue I experience is that when using HDR there is a flashing effect that happens very frequently. One minute the picture is crystal clear, the next the lighting changes in the movie and the picture gets washed out with a white haze. There is a work around I use, and that is to turn the HDR off. The picture doesn't have that extra pop HDR gives it when it works properly, but it does certainly look great. The audio on this this disc is great. The music is picked up with authority on this disc. The gun shots have weight, incredible accuracy to real life counter parts, and the direction cue's are extremely involving. If you have invested a good amount into your home theater system this disc will help show it off. Only reason why this gets 4 stars is because of the HDR issue, and if I could I would give it 3.5 stars because of the HDR problem i have experienced.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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    I purchased to go with my LG OLED65C7P. Overall, it's a great value for a small to midsize room. The biggest issue I had was setting it up correctly with my LG TV. You need to connect the HDMI to the TV's ARC HDMI port, which will allow it to pass through to the television connect HDMI devices. Make sure you have high quality HDMI cables. My original ones gave me issues, so I replace them with SecurOMax ones, which I highly recommend. Make sure you set the TV setting to output audio through ARC. I watch TV and 4K blu-rays through my Xbox One S and I had no problem getting Dolby Atmos with the soundbar. When setting up Dolby Atmos it will complain that the receiver doesn't support, but when you play movies the soundbar shows Atmos (the reason you get that error is Xbox hasn't added the soundbar to their Atmos list as of yet, but it does work). Worked with all my Atmos movies. The LG Netflix app now supports Atmos as well, so I tested the soundbar with Okja (which is the only Atmos title at time of writing) and the soundbar reported Atmos as well. The only other device I have is my PS4 and pass through works without any AV sync issues. The only other cons are sometimes when changing inputs there is a delay, no and the remote is a bit clunky. I use a Universal Remote, so not a big deal.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie with awesome Atmos audio

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    I'm giving my audio review based on using Dolby Atmos speakers in "Top Middle" mode. The movie is a great sequel. So first of all, the scene at the beginning driving aggressively into a garage was awesome, and you can hear the tire screech echos above you through the first scene, you really feel like you're there because of it. When john wick is in the tunnel with the shotguns and a ton of rifles and pistols, oh man the Atmos effects really POPPED. The echos were great, but the bullet ricochet sounds were the best. Much of the scene was from johns perspective so most bullets went to the back not the top, but the echoing was really good regardless. There was a lot of exaggeration when glass breaks, or when people shoot from above, which helped nail the scene realism. I saw this movie day 1 in the theaters and i thought it was great there, but im obsessed with dolby atmos audio effects from above, and john wick 2 delivered! It had lots of the same ricochet exaggerations that the john wick 1 4k had with dolby atmos.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keanu doing what Keanu does best

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    I don't think Mr. Reeves is a great actor. He's been great in a variety of classics: RIVER'S EDGE, BILL & TED, SPEED, THE MATRIX, etc. But in my humble opinion, he is most powerful as a well-played card. And John Wick is a perfect play. The first chapter was a hair better for me, but maybe that's because it had to create the character and set up the mayhem to come. That said, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 is a non-stop barrage of car chase, gunplay & destruction that promises one thing: more to come! Like a classic middle chapter in a trilogy, we take our hero through intense struggle only to discover that he is far from free at the end! And yes, Chapter 3 seems to be in the works. Ian McShane is perfect again as the benevolent King of The Continental & Peter Stormare helps us get the ball rolling at the beginning. Common is fantastic as a deadly bodyguard. Basically, imagine the scenes in the MATRIX flicks when Neo was beset by piles of Agent Smiths, then replace Smith with a variety of assassins and underlings and set it in Rome & New York. Be excellent to yourself and get extra cheese for this pizza party.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Multiple dents on SteelBook

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    I will not be commenting on the movie itself since there are other sites that primarily focus on that. I will just comment on the SteelBook case itself, since that is what differentiates this from the other Blu-ray release. I have had problems with SteelBook cases having slashes and/or scratches on the cover or spine, but I received this one with multiple dents. There are two big dents on the front cover and the spine also managed to get one. It is ridiculous that I had to preorder this (because stores sell out a few hours after release) just to get a damaged copy! Other than that, the artwork inside and out is pretty nice. I was glad to see that this SteelBook version wasn't marked up on release week compared to the standard version, as that's been happening lately with other SteelBooks at Best Buy. For that, I'd give this an extra 1/2 star. However, because I am consistently dealing with poor quality control or poor handling of these SteelBooks resulting in scratches or dents, and this being the worst of the last 5 or 6 that I've purchased from Best Buy, this deserves a low rating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid follow-up, but falls short of original

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    There's a feature on this disc about the "unexpected success" of John Wick. That's an apt description, because I had expected to see Ted Theodore Logan shooting guns. Needless to say, John Wick was an excellent action movie, with a highly personal story that made me feel for the characters on screen. The sequel, however, fails to have the same impact. You still feel for John, and you'll hate the main antagonist, but everyone else seems to be a throwaway character. The most entertaining antagonist, however, is the mute assassin/bodyguard played by Ruby Rose. Common's bodyguard character is also solid, but really lacked some form of real connection to the audience. The action is top-notch, of course, and John Wick ends up taking a beating of truly John McLean-ian proportions by the end. While he was always superior to his opponents in the original, here he seems to be on more even footing, though still deserving of being called the Baba Yaga. But, whether by the Curse of the Sequel or being too hyped after the surprise of the first installment, John Wick Chapter 2 just fails to truly reach the level of the original, though it gets quite close.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing film

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    This review has nothing to do with the quality of the bluray, which is fine, but with the movie itself. Was not a huge fan of the first one, but given the reviews for this sequel I figured I'd roll the dice. Should have known better, as the first also received lots of praise. This sequel was even worse than the first. Childish screenplay that tries and fails miserably to be ultra cool, boring roster of forgettable villains - in fact for a movie with such frequent and frenetic action, its astounding how boring it is. And let me preface this last bit by saying that I love many violent movies, and have seen pretty much any grotesque horror film you can think of - but I find the violence/gunplay in this film to be straight up irresponsible and reprehensible. There is absolutely no morality to this movie, and no consequences. When the inevitable John Wick 3 makes its may to theaters, I won't be fooled again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Action - Standout Steelbook

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    If you liked the first film then you're sure to enjoy Chapter 2. Although not as emotionally charged (it's tough to top dead wives and puppies), this sequel more than delivers on action and over-the-top murder and mayhem. Keanu Reeves was born to play this role and delve a little deeper into the World of the Assassins. The Blu-ray looks amazing and the sounds is fantastic. The Dolby Atmos soundtrack really puts you right into the action. This is a must own for anyone who loved the first film or is just a fan of awesome action movies. I would also recommend this Steelbook version. The cover art is visceral and violent and perfectly matches the tone of the film. The back and inside slip are more stylistic and help to reinforce some of the new themes brought up in the movie. Although not the most unique design, it still stands out compared to the regular plastic cases enough to warrant an addition from a Steelie collector.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Somebody please get this man a gun!

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    Official Synopsis: In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers. Special Features: Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski Deleted Scenes "RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick" Featurette 'Training John Wick" Featurette "WICK-vizzed" Featurette "Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership" Featurette "As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick" Featurette "Car Fu Ridealong" Featurette "Beat Down: The Evolution of a Fight Scene" Featurette "Wick's Toolbox" Featurette "Kill Count" Featurette "Dog Wick" Short

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A New Chapter

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    As we all know, rarely do sequels come close to being as good let alone better than the original. Jon Wick Chapter 2 accomplishes where others have failed. I was a huge fan of the first John Wick when I saw it in theaters. I also knew that there was a sequel on the table but I was afraid that they were going to go with the whole "Taken" route and make it a plot about relatives wanting revenge on John Wick for killing their relatives etc. Instead, John Wick 2 orchestrates an action packed plot that explores the world of the Assassins and also gives us a peek as to what John Wick was really like before he sought out retirement. I'm anxious for the third chapter after the cliff hanger ending of this movie. It's good to know that we won't have to wait three years since production starts later this year. This film is a must for your collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great follow up to original and more action

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    Loved John Wick Chapter 2. It starts off concluding the first movie as John recovers his car with several minutes of crazy action. The weapons were great, the action was stylized and fluid and John battles throughout. There is not a great deal of dialogue, but that is who this character is. It did not have the same heart as the first John Wick, but it had a great deal more action and introduced a lot more characters setting up the 3rd chapter. If you are fan of the original, then you will love the second chapter. There is a great deal of violence and language, so not recommended for younger viewers.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost As Good As The Original - Yeeeah!!!

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    This follow-up to John Wick sees Keanu Reeves back in fine form as a retired contract killer who, upon breaking an indenture to another killer in line for head of the Italian Mob - if his sister 'steps down' - finds himself at odds with every international killer on the planet, literally. After a harrowing run-in with assassins in Italy, following the destruction of his home by his former benefactor, John has to lay low for awhile as he soon breaks the ultimate rule among assassins. I won't give much away except to say the exceptional underworld touched upon in part one now has clear-cut rules in the mode of Highlander, which this clearly borrows rule No.1 from: No spilling blood on sacred ground. Go find this one. I bought it sight unseen, based on my love for Part 1, which I found at the Ballard Library. Well worth your time!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Action Packed Excitement

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    I was a huge fan of the original John Wick. It was a pleasant gem that was recommended to me by a friend. John Wick 2 leaves off where the first one ended. Keanu reeves stars as the John Wick, a hitman who wants to retire from his profession after the death of his wife. John Wick 2 opens up the world that Wick once belonged and gives as a glimpse of what his life once was. John is trying to retire peaceful but a blood marker is called in and John is forced to be the hitman he so desperately once behind. The job is not as simple as it is presented. John is double crossed and must fight for his life as he transforms for hitman to prey. Like the first one, the second one is action packed from beginning to end. If you are fan of the first I highly recommended the second. Easily 4 and half stars out of 5.

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