Release Date: May 17
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Asia Kate Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, et al.
In this age very few movies deliver on the promise of high octane action, blood, and gore like the John Wick movies. Just like its predecessors, John Wick 3: Parabellum, too, doesn’t disappoint.
At this point in the franchise, a John Wick entry can almost do no wrong. Keanu Reeves is living his best life yet, on screen; best to follow in silence to see where it’s all headed – the drama at the continental.
Keanu Reeves is John Wick, no doubt. He perfectly embodies the character, dare I say more than he did Neo in The Matrix. And with that major piece set, all others easily falls into place.
The John Wick movies have always had a distinctive visual style to accompany their insane action scenes. Parabellum ensures these factors are still well accentuate throughout the movie. So, whether its John shooting at multiple enemies or Halle Berry’s Sofia’s dogs biting off people’s genitalia at her command, every action scene is perfectly choreographed, and that ensures there’s no shortage of good time.
The subtitle Parabellum is obviously a nod to the insane amount of guns and gore the franchise delivers, yet I can’t help but feel Consequences would’ve been a better fit for this one since everyone seems to be paying for their past sins one way or the other.
The John Wick movies have mostly suffered from shortage of compelling villains, but that plot twist in the final act made up for all that; it should have damning consequences for the series moving forward. Also, the cliffhanger lays the groundwork for the next entry in the franchise, and how we expect John to make all his enemies pay.
If you ever were a fan of movies where one man goes through multiple foes seemingly unscathed to get to his destination, then you have no excuse not to see this movie (and the two before it). As at where we left things, Babayaga is pissed, and will return soon to rain more blood and gore.
Directed by: Charles Stahelski
Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5