2/12/17 John Wick Chapter 2

No spoilers, I promise!

If swearing and an extreme amount of violence offends you, don’t see this movie.

That having been said, last night we (barely – 2 shows were sold out) got tickets to see JW2.

We were supposed to go Friday, opening night, but I ended up helping Gines with his resume and on-line job applications until about 11:00 p.m. I also caught a cold, generously given to me by my children (notice, when I am sick, it’s a “cold”; when they are sick, it’s “man-flu”, but…that’s another blog)!

Anyhow, I stuffed some Kleenex in my purse and we headed to the theater, only to be turned away. We looked up a few other places on-line and ended up getting tickets for the 9:40 p.m. show. That meant we’d be out about two hours later than we anticipated. It was agreed that Jim, Jamie, and Nico would drop me off immediately after the movie to attend to Maggie and the guys would take Nico home.

Now, if swearing and extreme violence DON’T offend you:

Do not miss a SINGLE MINUTE of this movie. The opening sequence will leave you with your mouth hanging open. There is that much action packed in before the title shows, and the pace doesn’t stop. There is literally never a dull moment.

The plot may be a little thin, but face it, that’s not why one goes to see a movie of this calibre. If you like car chases, “gun-fu”, and lots of vengeance, then this is for you.

I said there weren’t going to be any spoilers. As in the first John Wick movie, the blood and body count is lightened by some “dark-funny” moments.

The John Wick character, an assassin who is very, very, good at his job, is still trying to retire. He is summoned to do an impossible job which will  have enormous consequences. That’s all I will say. It’s a non-stop adrenaline rush. As in the first movie, all the acting is done without the use of CGI. Refreshing!

After the movie, Jamie made a comment about some of the lines seeming to be forced. To me, that is because the John Wick character, being a man of few words, seems to have them torn out of him rather than willingly spoken. It’s easy to imagine Mr. Wick at home, deep in thought, completely silent, lost in memories, and comfortable in that silence.

The ending sets things up perfectly for Chapter 3. I already can’t wait.

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When I returned home, Maggie was resting on her chair. She was very happy to see me, and ran around all over, not being able to decide if she wanted to eat her treat, get her tail end scratched, or run up and down the stairs several times. So she did each in turn.

I took her out and she did her business. I felt a wave of relief wash over me after I’d inspected the tiles near the front door. If she does have an accident, that is usually where it happens. However, I did not find it until I was walking up the stairs. I admit the carpet is ratty, but the perfect circle of wet in the middle of the landing did strike me as odd. I pointed to it and she sat down, lowered her head, and licked her lips. I told her I wasn’t mad, as it was our fault we were gone so long.

Bottom line: if you want a non-stop thrill ride, see this movie. But buy your tickets in advance on-line as the shows are filling up quickly.

Your friend, Liz

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “2/12/17 John Wick Chapter 2

  1. cb

    On a related note – I watched The Accountant last. Also excellent in a similar vein. Action Foreshadowing Twists Revelations

    Two thumbs up for The Accountant !!

    Reply

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