‘John Wick 2’ keeps action-packed pace

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Don’t make John Wick mad. You’ll probably end up dead if you do. Some bad guys found this out the hard way in the first film, and “John Wick Chapter 2” was no different.

“John Wick Chapter 2” continued the first film’s story of revenge.

If you haven’t seen the first film, stop reading this because I will be talking about the plot.

In the first film, Wick’s dog was killed and his car was stolen, so Wick decided to go on a high body count killing spree against the criminal organization that was responsible. This film put Wick in a slightly different position.

Wick wanted to become a better man. He was done being the ruthless killer, but a blood oath was called, and he was thrown back into his old life.

“John Wick Chapter 2” did everything the first film did well.

It had well-coordinated fight scenes with excellent gunplay, pulse pounding chases, both on foot and in cars and a dedicated protagonist who was set to finish the job.

Keanu Reeves did an excellent job once again as the ruthless and methodical hitman John Wick.

Reeves used just the right amount of emotion when it was needed, but he became a new animal when it came to the action sequences.

Wick’s skill with a gun seemed unmatched in this film by anyone other than the seemingly thousands of other trained hitmen.

This is where I have to knock the movie down a little.

I don’t see how an extensive network of hitmen operated in the world without being noticed.

Also, I don’t know what they put in his suit, but I doubt the lining of armor they claimed to use could stop rifle rounds.

“John Wick Chapter 2” ultimately delivered where it was supposed to with its action sequences and interesting characters.

And as much as I hate spoiling movies, don’t worry, the dog didn’t die.