Movie of the Week — John Wick: Chapter 2

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The original John Wick (2014) was an unlikely sleeper hit, considering it was about Keanu Reeves’s quest for revenge over a dead dog. Unlikely, that is, only if you failed to factor in the crisp, beautifully choreographed action and general ruthlessness. Chapter Two is the rare sequel that matches the original, doubling down on both the body count and fun international assassin mythology, while taking John’s harvesting of souls global. The plot isn’t important, serving as mere scaffolding for a parade of headshots and ceaselessly inventive action, as well as Keanu’s strangely peaceful charisma. He’s now been lead in three iconic action franchises, which isn’t a bad paper round, eh? Times & trailer

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