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JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM Review: Villainous Noggins are completely insecure

Although Keanu Reeves has long been one of our lasting screen heroes, and the audience will probably never tire of wall-to-wall, expert choreographed action, John Wick franchise has taken a life that I would bet too their creators never expected. Parabellum gives it a beautiful end that highlights – and enhances – the elements that make it such a beautiful charm in a film-creating landscape that is overlooked with spectacular, but not completely keeps the meteoric pace or path series taken since It began in 2014. John Wick's dyspeptic charm, lethal skill and unpleasant resource abilities remain unprotected in Reeves cool hands, but even under the franchise's shepherds, writer Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski, this third intention is to end the title character's story with an end that works get farther away the desperate he &#821 1; and they – try to fight against it. Pick up right there John Wick: Chapter 2 ended, Wick (Reeves) and his pit bull rescue race across the city in the remaining minutes before the "head start" he received from Continental manager Winston (Ian McShane) expires and the entire Crimea I underworld goes after the $ 14 million he has on his head. Accumulating pursuers who bell the bitch down, Wick must eventually fight over New York to visit the director (Anjelica Huston), the holder of a theater for dangerous boys and girls who reluctantly agree to give him a safe passage to Casablanca. There he reunites with Sofia (Halle Berry), a former…

Although Keanu Reeves has long been one of our lasting screen heroes, and the audience will probably never tire of wall-to-wall, expert choreographed action, John Wick franchise has taken a life that I would bet too their creators never expected. Parabellum gives it a beautiful end that highlights – and enhances – the elements that make it such a beautiful charm in a film-creating landscape that is overlooked with spectacular, but not completely keeps the meteoric pace or path series taken since It began in 2014. John Wick’s dyspeptic charm, lethal skill and unpleasant resource abilities remain unprotected in Reeves cool hands, but even under the franchise’s shepherds, writer Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski, this third intention is to end the title character’s story with an end that works get farther away the desperate he &#821

1; and they – try to fight against it.

Pick up right there John Wick: Chapter 2 ended, Wick (Reeves) and his pit bull rescue race across the city in the remaining minutes before the “head start” he received from Continental manager Winston (Ian McShane) expires and the entire Crimea I underworld goes after the $ 14 million he has on his head. Accumulating pursuers who bell the bitch down, Wick must eventually fight over New York to visit the director (Anjelica Huston), the holder of a theater for dangerous boys and girls who reluctantly agree to give him a safe passage to Casablanca. There he reunites with Sofia (Halle Berry), a former colleague whose help he arrives to try to win an audience with the elder (Said Taghmaoui) and make a foundation to turn his excommunication from the morass’s brotherhood.

Back in New York, Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon) hires Zero (Mark Dacascos) and his school of killer trainees to hunt and perform John Wick, and then visit Winston and Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) to punish them for violate the High Table Rules by helping John. But after Johnson’s petition of enchantment from the elders comes the huge cost – he must kill Winston and agree to live out his remaining days as a murderer for rent – he has to decide to live on duty or fight and possibly die, adhering to the principles that not only liberated him from his profession but brought him to his late wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan).

The film opens with a wonderful shot of New York City’s silhouette that cuts to another of the Statue of Liberty, and after looking at the John Wick fight in the first two movies, acting as the city’s entire population, came as a modest surprise that Libertas did not jump down from her pedestal herself and chose a fight with the hero. Really, after three movies, it feels like there is literally no one left the world to challenge the character’s virtuosity, especially when director Chad Stahelski recruits long-term stuntman and Reeves personal trainer Tiger Chen and perhaps more importantly, Indonesian martial arts legends Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman (both from The Raid 2 ) as henchmen eager to test their mettle against their incomparable abilities.

Unfortunately, the unintentional result of these sloppy choices is that these actors, when you notice them in the cast, will see some of the better films where they have appeared. As truly gifted and talented as Reeves is in the role, either of the Indonesian actors alone had crushed the floor with Wick, or at least in a movie from their homeland, it would not look quite as striking as if they were holding back. I mean, don’t make me wrong There really are only a handful of players with training and conditioning to perform the long fever of choreography that Reeves takes a long time in the whole movie. But Stahelski, who works from a script by Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins and Marc Abrams, has created a problem because each of Wick’s enemies must be harder and more ruthless than the previous one and it seems impossible to do so when he are fought like a thousand of them.

As said, Stahelski’s abuse of cool pictures says that there will be some interesting, if not always, unique sequences. a climatic location built of reflective glass and floor to ceiling screens projecting undulating grass and fire screensavers evokes the Shanghai skyscraper battle in Skyfall for example, but the director’s focus on leveling Wick’s opponents transforms the influence into Bruce Lee [19659002] Death Death by TRON Legacy . There is something almost Kubrickian about the nicely appointed mahogany rooms in the director’s theater where tattooed ballerina pirouette in a room and sweaty boys wrestle in the next. And even though the faceless, shot-crushing orcs are literally coming in to take out Wick at the end of the movie, they are almost always bathed in a kind of cool ambient light that causes their choreographed flashlights to flare like snakes in the eyes of the dark regardless of where John has chosen for his attachment.

Although it is uncertain whether there are additional adventures for John Wick to have or people for him to kill, Kolstad and his associates have created a phenomenal ensemble of actors to fill this stylish, exciting criminal underworld and the character’s grace – or maybe just respect – for his hardest enemies point to the possibility that they will reunite and meet again one day. From Chapter 2 both Cassian (Common) and Ares (Ruby Rose) are possibly still alive, and Wick’s duels will know here, victorious withdrawals from battle. Or maybe they are all dead – in many cases it is impossible to tell where the line lies between a really bad stabbing and a deadly wound, so who knows that?

After three deductions, John Wick franchise has created this amazing foundation for his story with so many fascinating little details that it is easy to start imagining and speculating how everything works, what these specific character roles are in its hierarchy and what major service in the world is needed to create an elaborate network of killers thousands of thousands of people deeply. (It is imagined that some of these issues will be answered in the Russian television series focused on the series hotel chain, Continental.) But at a certain time, the plot ceases to be so dramatically convincing when the audience begins to feel as it drives the story instead of the opposite – and too often in Parabellum so it is. It’s not that the film lacks energy or dramatic motivation; It is so that all such things drag slowly when John Wick has to fight with one or two or ten more evil ones.

Of course Reeves is so good in the title role, so wiry and limber, blown and dignified, that it feels like he can continue to fight as long as there are people for him to fight against. And surely there is less choice for the audience than seeing more John Wick movies. But if Parabellum – which means “to prepare for war” – leads to another charge, or, if possible, an even greater blow, let us hope that these talented filmmakers give the character a reason to fight . Since they have spent three films showing us that he is extremely good at it, but really wants to stop – and as funny as everything is to watch, he is almost convinced that he has released.

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