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John Wick: Chapter Two also known as “John Wick 2,” “John Wick. Pacto de sangre,” “John Wick: 2. felvonás,” “John Wick: Kapitel 2,” “John Wick: Um Novo Dia Para Matar”

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.
Not recommended
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Crime Thriller Sequel
Length:
2 hr. 2 min.
Year of Release:
2017
USA Release:
February 10, 2017 (wide—3,113 theaters)
DVD: June 13, 2017
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Featuring: Keanu ReevesJonathan “John” Wick
Bridget MoynahanHelen Wick, John’s deceased wife
Laurence FishburneThe Bowery King
John LeguizamoAurelio, owner of a high-end chop shop
CommonCassian, Gianna’s chief bodyguard
Ruby Rose … Ares, an assassin and Santino’s mute security enforcer
Ian McShane … Winston
Peter StormareAbram Tarasov, a desk-bound Russian gangster
Peter Serafinowicz … Arms dealer
Riccardo Scamarcio … Santino D’Antonio, an assassin
Thomas Sadoski … Jimmy
David Patrick Kelly … Charlie, the cleaner
Lance Reddick … Charon, concierge at the Continental Hotel
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Director: Chad Stahelski—“John Wick” (2014)
Producer: Thunder Road Pictures
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Lionsgate
Basil Iwanyk
Distributor: Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 film as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.”

Prequel: “John Wick” (2014)

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Heavy—My G*d (2), d*mn (1), h*ll (2), f-words (6), s-word (1) / Sex/Nudity: Heavy

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Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Negative
Neutral—Chapter 2 of “John Wick” finds John forced back into the savage lifestyle that he had hoped was behind him. Then the killing begins, and it’s a grand opera of bloody killing this time around. Beautifully filmed dances of savage death between John and so many onscreen, that you’ll lose count. The movie, the look of it, is lavish, poetic, and stunningly filmed; however, it’s at the expense of any morality or anything even resembling normal sensibility.

John is forced by a pledge to jump back into the hell fire, and it burns him and everyone around him for 2 hours onscreen. It’s vicious, it’s savage, it’s well choreographed, and it’s so over the top regarding the violence that at times it’s actually almost cartoonish, yet, it’s not.

The soundtrack is as expertly crafted as the over the top violence that just keeps coming at you from the screen.

I don’t recommend this movie, but if you enjoyed the 1st one, then you are obviously the type “Christian” who would enjoy this one also. Be forewarned that there is one scene of partial nudity, where a woman is seen from the back and side, undressing completely, and she steps into a large open pool. This film is a beautifully filmed bloodbath, relentless, and offers nothing positive, only continual high def bloodshed looking for resolution. Such is “John Wick.”
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4
Fastguitars, age 50+ (USA)
Negative
Negative—The story had enough twists and turns to make it interesting, and this could have been a good shoot “em up action movie if only they would have kept the body count down to a reasonable number. But, no, they have Wick shooting HUNDREDS of bad guys, to the point where it became a ridiculously silly movie fit only for those under 10 years of age. Need I also mention that, true to 99% of Hollywood films, God, again, did not even make a cameo appearance.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 3
Leonardo, age 75 (USA)
Negative—This was simply a festival of violence and death with a weak, implausible story line.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
Dennis, age 63 (USA)

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Movie Critics
…I lost track of the body count within the first 15 minutes… [B+]
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
…You might have to turn off your moral compass this time around, at least more so than last time… brutal R-rated action theatrics…
Scott Mendelson, Forbes
…this elegantly choreographed action sequel elevates its brutal confrontations to a dazzling form of modern dance…
Peter Debruge, Variety
…brilliant beatdowns at the expense of feeling… gorgeous two hours of kinetic, poetic bloodshed…
Bilge Ebiri, LA Weekly
…a brutal, bruising bullet ballet… Derek Kolstad’s screenplay never quite heads in the direction you expect. As chapters go, this is quite the page-turner. …[4/5]
Chris Hewitt, Empire [UK]
…rewardingly relentless… Reeves does not disappoint, fully inhabiting Wick by channeling his rage over life’s injustices into an intensely focused performance…
Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
…There’s no lack of expertly choreographed kung fu and gun-fu here… John Wick’s world is elegant and vicious, full of slaughter and courtesies…
Robert Abele, The Wrap