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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum [REVIEW]


Film: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburn, Ian McShane, Mark Decascos, Lance Riddick, Asia Kate Dillon

Director: Chad Stahelski

Review: Klep Napier

Rating: 3X’s out of 5X’s


The third installment to the John Wick saga has arrived, and it still packs the same punch as it's previous two counterparts! This sequel picks up one hour after Chapter 2 ends, where we last saw John expedited by the high table, after breaking the rules of The Continental Hotel, killing seeking revenge on the premises after being instructed not to. John was given one hour to get his affairs in order before being hunted by every fellow assassin around the world. The John Wick series just keeps getting better and better and with minimal changes to it's original formula. It’s hard to believe that this franchise, just a few years ago, began as a straight to home video before taking off. The wins you ask? Well, nothing beats a good old fashion revenge plot where our hero is owed a big bowl of justice with a side of ass kickings and gun fire! Right? Aside from it’s fool proof plot, the action choreography or “Gun-Fu” if you will, is impeccable and to say the least jaw dropping. Nothing in this film really allows you to take your eyes off of the screen for a second. Beyond that we can only describe the rest as losses but even take that with a grain of salt. For example, the addition of starlet #HalleBerry wasn’t much necessary but to put butts in seats. Her cameo is shorter than expected as she’s thrown into the mix of a gun fight which begins as epic but then just drags on in way that serves no purpose to the story. No real consequences or plot points come from it. Speaking of plot this film lacks the ouch from a meaningful story. But it’s John Wick so the action is extremely fun, and that’s pretty much all we need from this franchise at this point. Overall the film serves it's fans exactly what they want and by the end of it all you wont find much to pick apart. That’s our job. See this film if you’re in need of adrenaline rush and to enjoy a hero who shoots first and offers dialogue second.

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