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John Wick 2 (spoilers!)
allhailkingjack
2017-02-07 23:22:16


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I don't actually have any spoilers because I haven't seen the movie yet. I'm just SO. FREAKING. EXCITED. Anyway, I got instruction from On High that this be the place to discuss the movie after we see it.

One Q: is it opening in other countries before it opens in the U.S. on the 10th?
Taluthah2017-02-08 07:24:15


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it opens in Germany on 16th Feb. so for a change we won't get that much older to see Keanu's latest work.

this release policy is definitely aggravating.
Joke
2017-02-08 19:42:06


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It opens the 9th of February here (Netherlands), so one day earlier.
allhailkingjack
2017-02-08 22:18:23


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Jealous, but good for you!
Joke
2017-02-10 02:15:02


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I'm just back from the cinema. If you liked the first John Wick, you will like this one as well. Great fighting, excellent use of locations, some cool new characters and I liked the dry humor. I'm less a fan of how they obviously set it up for a sequel (although it deserves one). All in all, definitely worth seeing.
Taluthah2017-02-10 03:30:20


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I feel like a kid - counting the days till Christmas :-D
anybody else? ;-)
LucaM
2017-02-10 03:43:32


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me :)

it premieres here on the 17th, but I hope there'll be previews on the 15th and 16th...
MmeRenard
2017-02-14 02:49:49


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It's wonderful. Since this IS the spoiler thread, consider yourself warned











The dog doesn't die
Taluthah2017-02-14 06:20:30


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well, as Aurelio puts it in the first movie "that's crazy shit man".
I'd add with a lot of self-mockery and fun and a shocking ending. I'm still stunned.
LucaM
2017-02-16 04:47:24


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what Taluthah said :)

it's delicious. it's insane. in spite of its humor, it's darker than the first one. and yeah, at least fifty blades sharper...

I love where it's going. I also hope they stop after the third.

LucaM
2017-02-16 06:14:55


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spoilers - but great analysis of both Wick movies

http://www.slashfilm.com/john-wick-chapter-2-analysis/

Taluthah2017-02-16 20:18:41


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in my opinion that analysis should be archived - it's great
MmeRenard
2017-02-16 21:36:52


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It's wordy, to be sure, but the whole "it's a good use of Reeves' limited abilities" really pisses me off. "Action guy" horsepoop - John Wick 2, To The Bone, The Bad Batch? Remind me again how that's "limited"?
Anakin McFly
2017-02-16 21:59:15

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that was a beautiful movie and I'm going to need some time to recover
MmeRenard
2017-02-16 22:33:11


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Yes. I was really tired from life yesterday and I sort of wanted to go but was just not able. Exhausting.
Freya
2017-02-17 03:23:17


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at the first moment I thought that the chapter3 would be the last one but then I found a happy ending - it would be great to see JW again
LucaM
2017-02-17 03:41:43


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That horsepoop will never change - but it's still good to see Reeves getting recognition and appreciation, even if it comes with truckloads of backhanded compliments. And with the dangers of being pigeonholed again...

Luckily he keeps making them indie movies, even if most articles fail to mention them.

And that article is still a great analysis of both movies, horsepoop aside.

In today's show business? if the success of this franchise enables KR to tell more stories he wants to tell, and we'll get to see them on screens (theater, computer, tv, phone screen, whatever ), I can live with such articles. Even if I mutter under my breath when reading them.

LucaM
2017-02-19 19:04:17


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http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/movie-reviews/keanu-reeves-talks-to-paul-whitington-about-gunfu-his-varied-career-and-proposing-to-dianne-wiest-35454577.html

The film's director, Chad Stahelski, originally hooked up with Reeves while working as a stuntman on The Matrix. He explains: "When we first talked to Keanu about doing a second (John Wick), he said 'I don't know what else is going to happen but they've got to take my house away, take everything away, by the end of the movie, I'm going to have nothing'. And that was the first basic concept we had - in the first film, John was a force of nature going after people, and in this one, he's fighting them off."

Reeves nods in agreement. "I thought what was cool about the first one," he says, "was it started in such a quiet place, you know, where his wife was passing away and the first thing you learn about him is his grief and the depth of his feeling, and his aloneness. And so for me that was the integrity of the guy, and that's why I liked him. I really responded to his suffering, and the fact that he just wants to retire - he just wants to be left alone."


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As ever, his enemies come off worst, but Reeves insists his killer has a soul. "There's this lovely moment where John Wick is in the bank, and he's remembering his wife and he's about to be forced to kill again and he's alone and he screams. That's just a weird moment, it's private, it's who he really is. So I love that private/public aspect of the character, and the duality that there's John the grieving husband, and John the assassin."

(that's one of my favorite scenes in the movie...)
LucaM
2017-02-20 01:09:04


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http://www.sentinelsource.com/entertainment/entertainment_news/gold-coins-million-dollar-contracts-and-the-john-wick-economy/article_98792237-61f6-5c63-870d-2ba8f2c767e4.html
Freya
2017-02-20 22:36:32


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JW2 is doing well (bringing some (golden?) coins)
I believed in Keanu and I was right he was back :)

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