Whoever said action movies with simple plots aren’t worth watching failed to understand one thing: in some films, action is the story. This can definitely be applied to John Wick: Chapter 2, the first 20 minutes is a blaze of fury, hard-hitting pain and hardcore martial arts, all, albeit, creating some form of narrative.
In John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu Reeve’s titular character could also enter into its own cult status, so far loved by action movie lovers worldwide. Now he returns as the lethal hitman, known to his enemies as Baba Yaga, aka ‘The Bogeyman.’ One staged fight after another, the second chapter of this hitman’s fight for freedom and survival superbly escalates the conflict to near impossible ends. Reeves demonstrates the edgier moves he has refined since his Matrix days as he performs his own stunts. This film once again shows off his skill in judo and jujitsu in a hybrid style that combines the fictional gunfighting and close-quarters combat called ‘gun fu.’
Check out my review of John Wick Chapter 2. Every frame of this picture delivers!