John Wick, Chapter 2 dir. Chad Stahelski (2017) A truly pointless sequel, expanding the scope of Wick’s vendetta while whittling away what few shreds were left of its pathos. Stylistic close-quarter gunfights play on repeat while the viewer sinks into reality-warped shell shock at the prospect of two further instalments.
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42 Word Review: John Wick dir. Chad Stahelski
John Wick dir. Chad Stahelski (2014) The Matrix meets Games of Thrones meets Kurosawa. Understated action-noir, relentless in drive but coloured almost Nordic in visual desaturation. Keanu Reeves sits like Yertle the Turtle at the precarious limit of his emotional range, wobbling first-billed and steepled atop his co-stars.