When I first watched John Wick in 2014, I was completely impromptu, without knowing news, trailers, posters, or other promotional materials. Even so, John Wick entertained me personally and many critics and lay audiences said that this film marked the return of Keanu Reeves after several failed films after The Matrix trilogy . John Wick: Chapter 2 I only saw the poster without reading the news or watching the trailer, because the first John Wick was enough to convince me and expect to get the same thing in the sequel.
The story of John Wick: Chapter 2 continues a few days after the aftermath of the previous film, John Wick is still struggling to return to the normal life he started to like. His past as a legendary assassin couldn’t make him go away. The storyline is not as simple as the previous film, but this is what makes this film more interesting and saves a twist that makes intrigue and conflict an added value compared to the previous film. Without giving details, but in general the plot of John Wick: Chapter 2 can be seen through the film poster.
The most enjoyable thing about John Wick: Chapter 2 apart from its more complex story is how they repeat what worked in John Wick and multiply it. John Wick’s audience will definitely agree that the gun-fight film is the most special and most memorable. It’s rare for action films to portray such intense and fun shooting actions, usually the exciting combat action is if you don’t use your bare hands, you use a sword. This time the gun-fight action is presented almost non-stop and is more bloody which will make fans of action films amazed.
action in general is the main factor that makes John Wick get great appreciation, but what some audiences might miss is how the film introduces its universe , a black world inhabited by assassins. I remember the first time I watched John Wick, I was ‘awestruck’ – I don’t know if I could find the right words – with the concept of the Continental, gold coins, and ‘ dinner reservation’ (yes, in quotes). Just as The Raid 2 expands The Raid universe , John Wick: Chapter 2 expands the John Wick universe be on a much wider scale, very broad . In this second film, the audience is shown the world of assassins whose system is very neat and massive, what is shown in the first film is just bread crumbs.
It’s not easy to make a film sequel that exceeds or at least equals the level of the previous film – regardless of the genre of the film – and John Wick: Chapter 2 succeeded in doing just that. With a universe building that is so interesting and different from other action film franchises , it is not surprising that John Wick’s story will be continued in the installation of several subsequent films. It is even more likely that the prequel story will be turned into a tv series story . Whether it’s picked up in any form, I’m sure to follow it and be interested in exploring John Wick’s world further .
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