John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is basically one big action scene. It practically makes John Wick: Chapter 2 look like a preview to the main attraction by comparison. This was definitely my second most anticipated movie of the year and the trailer only fueled my excitement. Since John Wick has become such an action icon recently, you could definitely feel the excitement in the audience. After having 2 separate contracts on his life, Wick has officially become excommunicado. With a $14 million contract placed upon him.
Which is why Parabellum has more violence than any of the other films in the franchise. More than earning its R rating. The Matrix connection is very direct this time, because Wick fights his way through New York using guns, lots of guns. As well as knives, swords, axes, or any random object he can get his hands on. He also winds up on horseback and on a motorcycle. Parabellum also takes Wick on a more personal journey that takes him across the globe. With the help of Angelica Houston as someone from his mysterious past.
The Continental and assassin underworld is a bit more fleshed out as well. Probably the biggest surprise would be Halle Berry as a fellow assassin who assists Wick (along with her attack dogs). She proves to be more than capable of handling herself just like the equally ageless Keanu Reeves. In the end, John Wick has to battle rival ninjas and even bigger threats that seem to leave the door open for another sequel. With extended well choreographed mayhem like this, I don’t know how John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will ever be topped.
Preceded by: John Wick: Chapter 2