The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s genre has been chosen by DJ Valentine of Simplistic Reviews and we will be reviewing our favorite Reluctant Hero Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice DJ!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Reluctant Hero Movies..…
“Si vis pacem, para bellum. [Latin translation: If you want peace, prepare for war” – Winston
Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 May 2020)
Brief Synopsis – Continuation of the story of John Wick after the events of the previous two films.
My Take on it – AS with the other two films in this series, I avoided watching this one because I figured it would just be an action hero carbon copy of these kind of movies.
Boy was I wrong.
This is quite an intelligent action story that picks up just moments after the previous film ended and it really helped watching them all back to back to back because one can then see how easily these stories all flow together into a longer one.
There is no question about the fact that the choice to make these all a continuous story enhances things so much because it keeps it all feeling even more immediate.
Keanu Reeves yet again proves how effective an action hero star he is and over and over helps make this character ad the situations he encounters feel so realistic.
The effects and fight scenes are done so well that they hel make things full of non-stop wall to wall action.
Thy dive even deeper into trying to explain this crime underworld and we get to see even further how intricate it all truly is.
The continuation of the story is set up really well and I can’t wait to see the next chapter when it is eventually made.
Bottom Line – Great that this movie continues the story of John Wick from the moment of the end of the previous film. The action in this movie is non-stop and they find a way to make this feel unique even if it seems in certain aspects that it is just a carbon copy of the previous film. Reeves is a once again perfect in this kind of action hero role and still makes this character and his actions seem quite realistic. Love the way that this chapter of the story delves eve deeper into the history and information about this underworld culture and they set thing up quite nicely for the next chapter in this series. Recommended!
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Like the previous films, it comes pretty close. John Wick is a great reluctant hero drawn back into a world he wanted so hard to stay away from.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Early on, Wick finds himself in a room filled with revolvers from the 19th century. Desperately, he swaps parts of the revolvers, listens to the mechanisms as he spins the cylinders and cocks the different hammers. This is a homage to the scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), when Tuco is assembling a revolver to suit his taste from a multitude of other revolvers in a gunsmith’s shop. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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