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JOHN WICK 2 ?
allhailkingjack
2017-06-14 20:36:02


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Bought it and watched again last night. Still a great film, although Wick is harder to root for this time around. So beautifully shot and staged, and Keanu draws me in as much as ever.
MmeRenard
2017-06-14 21:11:12


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Yes! I get dramatically where it is coming from and where it is going - the good impulse to "take everything away" - but yes, he is a lot less "sympathetic" in that he makes bad, though understandable, choices that I was JUST about to ennumerate, but spoilers!
While he's more flawed in a way, I also feel really, really bad for him by the end of the film. I'm REALLY looking forward to Chapter 3.

Mythological and cinematic references. Beautiful and amazing. A truly brilliant action film.
allhailkingjack
2017-06-14 22:04:01


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While he's more flawed in a way, I also feel really, really bad for him by the end of the film.


I wouldn't say he's more flawed, because he's just as morally bad in the first film as he was in this one. And I admire the fact that the story doesn't try to sugarcoat that. I feel less bad for him this time around - consequences come back for him as they do for us all - but I'm excited to see what happens next.

My favorite moment in the film is still the moment he broke the unbreakable rule. I really did not think that would happen, so it was one hell of an emotional payoff when it did.
LucaM
2017-06-14 23:35:41


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My favorite moment in the film is still the moment he broke the unbreakable rule.

that's my second favorite moment :) Somehow, I felt the whole movie led up to it; it was inevitable ;)
The moment Winston went 'Rules. Without them, we'd we'd live with the animals', I thought uh-huh.... does he look civilized to you?

But maybe that's the trick... maybe Winston was pulling his strings and setting him up for that moment... just like the Oracle did in the other trilogy...
food for thought.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/john-wick-2-3-director-chad-stahelski-interview-tv-series-superhero-movie-chapter-prequel-a7786406.html

You turn John Wick from hunter to hunted while also expanding the world, which seems like a natural progression of the story.
That’s something I thought would an interesting change. It seemed like the right arch to do. Then, in the third one, we’ll be able to show what he’s like as the predator, what he would have been like before the first one.



bring.it.on.

Freya
2017-06-15 02:01:47


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photos: Keanu Reeves in Japan for JW2 premiere, 13 June 2017
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actor-keanu-reeves-director-chad-stahelski-and-japanese-news-photo/695535282#actor-keanu-reeves-director-chad-stahelski-and-japanese-singer-akiko-picture-id695535282
http://www.gettyimages.com/event/chapter-2-japan-premiere-700064388#keanu-reeves-attends-the-japan-premiere-of-john-wick-chapter-2-at-picture-id695507192
Anakin McFly
2017-06-15 18:03:20

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I thought uh-huh.... does he look civilized to you?


Is it the beard? :|
LucaM
2017-06-15 18:09:59


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no, it's an exchange of lines from the first movie :)
Viggo and Wick fighting in the rain, on the dock.

Viggo: What happened, John? We were professionals.Civilized.
Wick: Do I look civilized to you?




LucaM
2017-06-21 01:01:44


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John Wick gets his own comics which are part of official movie canon, not spin-offs, because he's awesome that way :)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/john-wick-septembers-comic-book-launch-tells-characters-origin-1014973

https://www.inverse.com/article/33174-john-wick-comic-book-origin-greg-pak
LucaM
2017-06-29 23:52:42


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_mKY2Vz-3M

JOHN WICK 2: The Influence of Silent Cinema

http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/Watch-Video-essay-explains-how-John-Wick-Chapter-2-is-influenced-by-silent-cinema/394824.htm


https://filmschoolrejects.com/influence-silent-cinema-john-wick-franchise/
LucaM
2017-06-30 23:40:58


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http://www.thedrive.com/watch-this/12008/breaking-down-john-wick-2s-opening-car-chase-keanu-is-a-great-driver

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/06/john-wick-2s-car-chase-is-a-work-of-art-and-keanu-reeves-is-a-master-driver/

LucaM
2017-07-29 05:21:24


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http://nofilmschool.com/2017/07/watch-john-wick-2-and-silent-movie-technique


... took 'them' a while to notice there's something in the way he moves... Others have noticed since 1999 ;)
Or maybe there's no coincidence that Stahelski connected the dots and finally opened the world's eyes to the poetry of Reeves in motion :D

Anyway. It's a nice read ;)
LucaM
2017-08-13 01:15:50


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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/50-year-old-superheroes-present-new-challenges-hollywood-fitness-gurus-1027529
LucaM
2017-08-29 02:25:51


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http://www.bjj-world.com/keanu-reeves-get-deeper-deeper-training-get-less-less-normal-life/
LucaM
2017-09-30 00:40:59


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and the franchise goes on ;)

http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1708240/john-wick-fans-will-soon-be-able-to-fight-enemies-in-a-new-york-city-thrill-ride

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