Movie: John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (2019)

Posted 18 October, 2019 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

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Yaaaaaaah, finally got to watch John Wick 3! I actually wanted to go back in May/June when it came out but no one wanted to come with. Anyway, I was going to get the movie on blu-ray anyhow and finally got around to watching it in September.

John Wick 3 picks up right at the end of the second movie and it is just relentless, just go-go-go. The clock is ticking towards his ex-communicado and you just feel exhausted for him as he’s struggling to figure out his next move, dodge assassins that are ready to pounce, take a breather. You don’t know who’s going to help him despite of the rules (and the list is pretty thin). The first 20 minutes was especially harrowing, I was actually glad we didn’t see this in theatres because we were like DDD= Like daaaaamn.

Anyway like every installment we learn more and more about the world, the hierarchies and rules. We get a glimpse of where John Wick came from, what it was like for him to grow up in such an enviroment. We see some more of his former friends and colleagues, this time with Sofia who is now management for one of the Continentals. We learn that there is someone who is above the High Table, we learn about the Adjudicator who is kind of like a lawyer who enforces the rules on behalf of the High Table (so menacing but also so annoying, lol), we learn about what happens when you don’t follow the High Table, the punishments involved. Nothing really escapes the High Table, so it would be interesting to see how John Wick does after this movie. I get the feeling this isn’t the last time we see the Elder as there’s just so many questions about him: how is it that he operates above the High Table? Was he the one who started this system? So many questions that I hope the next installment will answer.

The action sequences are getting more and more creative, lol, which highlights how John Wick is resourceful and turn anything into a weapon (I forgot someone mentioned there was a book sequence involved. O.M.G.). We see more facets of Winston and what he’s like when faced with great adversity. We got to see a lot more of Charon, who after John I was freaked out about because I wanted him to survive the onslaught at the Continental. Halle Berry’s role in this movie was a lot shorter than I realised–the trailer sadly covered the bulk of her appearance–but her character was interesting in that it showed the price that their role as assassins have on their lives. Zero was another fascinating character, menacing to trolling levels but then I was cringing in surprise when it was revealed that he was also quite the superfan of John’s lol; Mark Dacascos was hilariously perfect here.

Overall I enjoyed watching John Wick 3. The action was relentless, the worldbuilding continues to grow and deepen. I wished Castle Vania came back for soundtrack, but otherwise it was kick-ass from start to finish. Cannot wait for the 4th installment.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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