John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum[REVIEW]
First off, can I just say that Keanu Reeves has done it again! Just when you think that a series can’t get any better, BOOM! Keanu proves us wrong. It isn’t really the norm for the sequels in a film series to continually surpass their predecessors, unless we’re talking about Marvel films.(not the newer X-Men series. Can you say garbage?) Anyways, Reeves came back as a force to be reckoned with in Parabellum. The film starts and it literally picks up where it was left off. For those that don’t know, in John Wick: Chapter 2 it ends with John Wick being deemed “Excommunicado” because he gave no fucks and killed someone on the Continental grounds. The problem with being Excommunicado is that you are officially banished. In John Wick’s case, he was excommunicated and had a price on his head of $14 million! Winston, the owner of this particular Continental Hotel, granted Wick with a grace period of sorts to “get his affairs in order”. You would think, “Cool he gets a 24 hour head start.” Nah, they would never be that kind to the Baba Yaga. John Wick gets ONE hour before he has assassins coming after him left and right.
I know what you must be thinking: what makes this one different from the first two. First of all, it’s John fucking Wick. That statement alone should explain. If you have never watched the first two, you won’t realize that his name holds a ton of weight. Secondly, I have thought the same thing myself: how can one create another sequel to such an axtion packed movie without it being the same old boring fight scenes? Within the first 15 minutes, my question was answered. Not only does Parabellum have intense, cringe-worthy fight scenes; they are literally never before seen. Keanu Reeves does roughly 90% of his own stunts and that just makes his scene where he is riding on the side of a fast moving horse THAT much better!
Part of what makes these films great is the fact that Keanu Reeves does his own stunts and whoever else is participating usually does theirs as well. Given that info, we continue to see Keanu be his awesome self. The amount of broken necks and other limbs is fantastic, but guess who I think really stole the show.
That’s right! Halle Berry did the damn thang in Parabellum! Look at that fierceness up there!^ I’ve waited one film too long to finally see some precious puppers fucking shit up, but my dreams were finally made into a reality! Halle Berry is ferocious in this film and so are her two precious pups. She did her own stunts as well and I give her props for executing them so well. The scene where one of her dogs is shot and she goes on a rampage killing any and everyone is honestly my favorite. She meant business. You never harm someone’s fur baby. Have they not learned from John Wick?
I know it seems like I hype every film up, but this one truly is a 10/10 and I cannot wait until Chapter 4 is released in TWO years.*cries* Go watch this amazing film that managed to knock Endgame out of the top spot in the box office.