by Chris Young
The man who took on the mafia to avenge his dog is back in the new and improved stylish thriller, “John Wick: Chapter 2.” John Wick traverses between New York and Rome hunting down his targets and tying up loose ends. We get to see John at his prime once again; taking down those who stand in his way and those who betray him. Through still shot gun fights and clean hard-hitting action, the movie not only surpasses its predecessor, but also brings in new light to the underworld society. Keanu Reeves brings back his quiet and quick worded acting with a great ensemble of characters. Laurence Fishburne, reunited from the Matrix Trilogy, gives a satisfactory performance in his brief appearance as a powerful ally.
The story brings more into the world that is John Wick, giving a subtle but enlarging view on how the hidden society does their work and what they’re willing to do to for a price. The story ends with an exciting and satisfying performance between Keanu Reeves and Riccardo Scamarcio, who delivers his role with a strong but controlled performance. John Wick not only brings in the clean shot action and dialogue into the mix but also reminds the audience why he is the “Baba Yaga,” The Boogeyman’s Assassin.