Thursday, July 06, 2017

[Movies] Flick Check: John Wick: Chapter 2

The only movie of note I watched this month was John Wick: Chapter 2. It was an above average actioner that is very strong technically, but it strained to reach the epic Coolness Factor of the first one. Also, it appears they have gone full on into Universe Building which is all the rage these days as production companies struggle to set up their franchises. I note there is a companion TV series in the works. I remain impressed but slightly jaded. All this may work out well -- it almost certainly will financially -- but the sublimity of the man who headshot scores of people to avenge the killing of his dog is lost.

Relevent: If you have a meta-interest in action movies, as I do, you could do worse that explore A History of Violence, a year-by-year assessment of the most important action films.