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John Wick: Chapter 2- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2

Keanu Reeves is back as “the boogeyman”, John Wick and the bullets are flying!!!

Back in 2014, a hit man known to the underworld as “the Bogeyman” aka John Wick began his retirement. Wick grieving over the loss of his wife who died from cancer, set to live alone with his dog until the Russian mob killed his dog and stole his car. Wick eliminated them all. John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up right where the first left off. A man on a motorcycle is being chased by a Chevy SS and ultimately crashes and out of the car emerges John Wick! He takes a key card from the biker and takes it to a cab warehouse. Abram Tarasov (John Stormare), brother to the late Viggo who was killed by Wick, answers the phone in the warehouse and hears the bogeyman say, “I’m here for my car.”

Wick gets hid car and kills a lot more Russians in the process. Aurelio (John Leguizamo) stops by and tells John he can have the car fixed in 2020. Later that evening John has another guest, Santino D’Antonio (Ricardo Scamarcio), Santino came to have Wick honor his marker. Wick made a blood oath in order to “get out” of the business and live with his wife. D’Antonio told Wick he would have left him alone if he had stayed retired. Santino wants John to kill his sister Giana (Claidia Gerini) so he can become the head of the family.

Wick refuses, only to have Santino take a rocket launcher to Wicks house burning it to the ground. This time John and his dog live and walk to Manhattan to meet Winston (Ian McShane) and see if he has any options and if he can kill Santino. Winston explains John must honor his marker, then retire or do whatever and even kill D’Antonio.

Wick arrives in Italy and heads over to the Continental there to get equipped. After having new bullet proof suits made, knives and guns purchased, Wick is ready to kill Giana. Wick puts a bullet in her head and leaves a trail of bodies as he exits the club. Santino then decides to double cross the bogeyman, and avenging his sister by killing Wick.

Wick returns to America to track down D’Antonio and kill him.

John Wick Chapter 2 is even better than the original with more killing, car chases and bullets flying! John Wick is now my favorite Keanu Reeves series as the films get better and better. John Wick Chapter 2 features the same witty dialogue as the previous film with Reeves still “working on it” when it comes to retirement. Ian McShane, a great character actor is awesome as Winston who runs the assassins hotel and enforces their rules. Chapter 2 is a wild ride and sets up a climactic ending in Chapter 3!!!

I am Karl the Flick Fanatic telling you to go check out john Wick this weekend and see it again and again…it is THAT GOOD!

Rated R (violence, nudity, language)
Running time 2 hours

Rating 5/6

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