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John Wick: Chapter 2 [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2017]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expect Violence...

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    Karl
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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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    Lee3
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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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    Joey
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wick is Back!

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    Enoch
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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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Action - Standout Steelbook

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    Gigantisaurus
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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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better Than The First

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    Admittedly I've never been much of a fan of action films, even when it comes to acclaimed classics like Die Hard. A friend of mine urged me to give this film series a chance, he even bought the films for me to ensure that I do. The first film was intriguing, but for me too simple and too much of the same action pattern repeated throughout. This film, however, was more entertaining through expanding on the already interesting world and mythos from the first, it had more distinct settings for certain action set pieces, characters were more distinguished and memorable and the end, though a cliffhanger, was more satisfying. It's not an all time great film, but a good enough film with enough style and personality that it still deserves to be seen.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    VeryStylish, but not up to the original

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    Although the Critics seemed to LOVE JW2, we felt it worked too hard to be Stylish, and lacked whatever "heart" was on display in the original Still, it was, Indeed STYLISH - with a ton of action. But, although some the 'beneath the surface' looks at the culture presented in JW(1) were interesting, ultimately JW2 was even more of a "don't think about the logic" effort, which was disappointing. "Recommended" only for those who really enjoyed JW1, or who find it On Sale (was we did....): otherwise would suggest picking up the Boxed Set whenever the 3rd (or 4th??) comes out.... FWIW: Studio (Lionsgate) does not participate (yet - ?) in "Movies Anywhere." Redeemed to iTunes & UV (linked to Vudu)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I very much enjoyed the movie!!!!

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    I saw Wick 1 and from the promos/traliers this appeared to be even more action oriented than the first one. I very much enjoyed it. Let's be honest...this is all about how many gun/fist fights and car crashes can be shoved into one movie. There are a "few" places you can catch your breath but it is pretty much non-stop off the chart mayhem. Not sophisticated but full on addreline rush. The ending seems to be a setup for another "Wick" to come. Not for everyone but if you are into this kind of thing...buy it. I bought it in Ultra HD. I only gave it a 4 (would have done 4.5 if available) because there are a couple of spots that seem odd, so not perfect, but I do highly recommend it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

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    Loved this follow up to John Wick, and this film is visually a feast for the eye. Of course the body count is higher than ever, with Mr. Reeves delivering a performance with the physicality and stone cold unstoppable force that is John Wick. The only draw back I felt was I'd like to have seen more from the female characters. The big lead up to the confrontation with the lady baddie resolved to be rather anticlimactic, and I would have loved to see more of the big boss mob queen. The actress brought a great deal of gravity and intrigue for all that her appearance was so...short lived. Still a wild, bloody adventure with amazing locations in the usual John Wick style.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    John Wick is Back

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    InFamousElJay
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    This series continues to improve and that's a high bar since the first "John Wick" was an action masterpiece. John Wick Chapter 2 takes us deeper into the shadowy world of the Assassins and their unusual code of honor. Chapter 2 is brutally efficient, thrilling and cinematically beautiful. Direction is crisp, dialogue is well polished, characters are well fleshed and the action is absolutely first rate. And we finally get to find out what John can do with a pencil. John Wick Chapter 2 is innovative, exciting to watch and throws you headlong into an absolutely enthralling world hiding in the shadows of our own mundane, unsuspecting existence.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great "Gun-fu" movie!

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    If you're a fan of the first film then you won't go wrong with this one! It's bigger and badder but not to the point where it takes away from the experience. Top notch action choreography from some of the industry's best. It's an ultaviolent shoot-em-up that plays as if Keanu Reeves has found a headshot cheat-code for the real world. His motivations aren't quite good as the first film but you can't really do the same thing they dared to do in the original. Overall an amazing action film that pays many homages to the great action films of yesteryear and doesn't use all nausea- inducing shaky cam that so many other films today.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Steelbook for a Good Sequal

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    IndyTim
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    John Wick Chapter 2 is a worthy sequel to the original. While it doesn't have quite the emotional impact of the first, you still enjoy the wild ride. Going deeper into the assassins world is a treat, and Keanu plays the roll perfectly. You will be eager to see the next chapter after finishing this one. The exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook is nice as well. At the same time of this release, the first John Wick also received a Steelbook. They make great companions. I actually prefer the silver and black Steelbook for John Wick over the red, blue and black version for John Wick Chapter 2, but it is still very nice.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable Movie

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    For starters, I am not by any means a serious movie reviewer. I watch movies for pure entertainment. I don't care too much if the story line isn't the greatest or if there are plot holes within a movie as long as it's enjoyable. If you have seen the first John Wick, this one is basically the same, just with much more action. More violence and more adult language. The story line continues from the first movie. If you haven't seen John Wick, you don't really have to, but it does help answer some questions in this second installment. Overall, a great movie if you're wanting to watch an action flick.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    John Wick 2

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    Michael
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    John Wick 2 is a great sequel that wasn't underwhelming it produced great action scenes great performances and there wasn't a dull moment in sight, its more fast paced than the first but all in good favor, Keanu Reeves gives it his all and adds a lot to these movies I'm hopeful that this continues on to be a great franchise, we got are first peek into the mob underworld in the first movie and in this movie its more fleshed and we get to know more about wick as the story progresses as I said it adds more to the story in every aspect which is to be praised.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the first...

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    Enjoyed this sequel more than the first, which was a good film. Although I could have lived without the scenes of animal violence in the first, which I left the room for. Nice to see his 4 legged companion made it to the end credits for this one. Keanu Reeves is not a stellar actor, but he's perfect for this type of role. Watching him exact vengeance on the baddies is exactly why you watch a film like this, so it didn't disappoint. Plenty of action and vigilante justice. Looked great on bluray, nice audio mix...recommended for fans and newconers alike!

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