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REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) – ManlyMovie

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

In 2014 a movie was released titled “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves.

I remember going to the cinema to watch it not knowing too much about it, only that it was rated R and that it looked cool.  After the movie ended I was pleasantly surprised by how much it kicked ass and how cool it was to see Keanu Reeves back in full action mode kicking ass once again. During the 1980s and early to mid-90s we action movie fans got our fair share of testosterone-fueled action films. These days not so much. Times sure have changed, so when I saw this “John Wick” film I was really happy that we got an old-school R-rated action movie like we used to back in the day all the time.
The movie however was not without it’s share of critics. Obviously in an era when so-called men complain that Ben Affleck’s Batman was too fucking rough and that they actually prefer “The Lego Batman Movie” this type of criticism was to be expected. One of the main criticisms the first movie received was Wick’s motivation for going on a revenge tour. Many felt that the murder of a dog was not good enough of a reason to go on a rampage. I completely disagree. I wished Tom Hanks would have embarked on such a rampage when they killed Hooch in “Turner & Hooch”!

Those of us that have been lucky and privileged to have felt the love & the loyalty of a dog, know that this is as good of a reason as any. There are rules in life and one of those rules is that you don’t fuck with a man’s dog, especially when that dog belongs to John Wick and the dog was a gift from his beloved departed wife.

I like the movie “John Wick” a lot. So I was really happy when they announced they were going to make a sequel. I went to see “John Wick chapter 2” on opening night and I’m happy to report that in my humble opinion, the movie does not only match the first one but it is actually a much better movie. That’s right, I think “John Wick chapter 2”  is a better movie than chapter 1. One of the things that often happens in Hollywood is that when they make a sequel they don’t want to rely too much on the previous installment or installments because when they market the film, they wanna tell the movie-going public that they don’t need to have seen the previous ones in order to enjoy this latest film. That this a standalone movie and they can enjoy for what it is.

However here this is not the case. You can watch both John Wick movies back-to-back and it feels like one long movie.

*I’m going to go into some spoilers so beware * ( I’ll try not to give too much away). 

The movie starts with John Wick trying to find the car that was stolen from him in the previous movie. The movie starts with the action right away. Turns out the brother of the Russian mobster of the first movie has the vehicle and of course John Wick does everything he can to get it. Let’s just say lots of Russians get killed. The movie starts with a bang.

But as he’s trying to settle back into his life with his new dog that he rescued at the end of the last movie another gangster from his past shows up at his door. This one belongs to the Italian mafia. As you might recall in the first one, when John Wick wanted out of the “The Life”, they gave him what it was thought of as an impossible task to complete. If he completed this task he got his freedom, which he did. In this movie however it was revealed that he needed help from this mobster in order to get that job done & now that mobster needs him to do a job in Italy and he forces Wick to do so. During the first movie we got to see the Continental Hotel and that it was a hotel for assassins and what rules they had & so forth. Here they go deeper into that aspect of the story and it does not disappoint, it’s a pretty cool.

And on this day and age, where everything it’s “movie universes”, I can definitely see how they can expand on this universe by making spin-off films.

As one might expect, once in Italy there is a double cross. From that moment forward it feels that it’s John Wick versus everybody. Rapper turned actor Common plays one of John Wick’s nemesis. The character he portrays here is very similar to the character he portrays in the manly movie “Run All Night”. Him and Keanu have some good scenes together. Ruby Rose, the most in-demand heavily tattooed lesbian in Hollywood right now, is also in the movie. If she annoys you, don’t worry,  she plays a mute in the film.

“John Wick chapter 2” is action packed. If you enjoyed the first one I see no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy the second one. Keanu Reeves has been in movies since the 80s. The dude has made some good movies over the years and I happen to think he’s a bit underrated and I have to say that he has never kicked as much ass as he does in this role. The man is walking manly genocide. The mofo kills people like he was raised in “Cannon films Academy for Boys”.

So good news guys, “John Wick Chapter 2” kicks ass. I’m ready for Chapter 3.

-Mucho Macho

  • jim

    Cool Keanu…good shootouts…but John Wick was just silly…a kind of teenage noir…
    …loadabollox…

    • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

      I respect JW because it’s one of the very rare action movie with massive shootouts, with a real budget and not filmed like Bourne.Not perfect, it’s not John Woo, but in this day and age of faggotery, I take it.

    • Mucho Macho

      I think Jim you’ll enjoy this one better

      • Der

        Jim enjoys nothing he’s dead inside .

        • Mucho Macho

          I will make it my mission in life to bring peace to this conflict..lol

  • The Night Rider

    Tom Hanks needs to be hounded and bullied into making Turney and Hooch 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02xSabui8vk

    Classic.

    • Mucho Macho

      110% agree

  • Thank you Mucho! Can’t wait!

    • Mucho Macho

      Thanks a lot my friend

  • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

    what’s the body count pal? first movie had 80-90 killed or something.

  • Kirk’s Toupee

    “Common plays one of John Wick’s nemesis” …That turd? Yeah no thanks. I guess I’ll catch it on the interwebs.

    • Mucho Macho

      I am not the President of his fan club but in this movie he’s effective. He doesn’t ruin it

      • AlTeo

        It’s a testament to the movie’s quality when you have both Common and Ruby Rose in the film and still somehow end up being a damn fine film.

        • Mucho Macho

          Agree.
          The Supporting Cast of this movie is really good

      • Der

        He’s great in that scene in street kings the build up is very meanacing similar to the scene in training day when denzel leaves Ethan hawk with uncle bully

        • Mucho Macho

          StreetKings is underrated.
          Kick-Ass movie

  • Der

    Don’t know a single person who thought afflecks batman was to rough, who are these men you keep talking to that cry about this stuff mabey your just running in pussy circles,

    • Mucho Macho

      Not on this site my friend,
      In other sites..yeah.

  • Mainline DnB

    Knew it would be great, can’t wait to see it. Good to see Mucho writing reviews also, nice one dude.

    • Mucho Macho

      Thanks a lot my friend, I appreciate that

  • AlTeo

    Great review Mucho!

    Saw this last night in a sold out crowd, whole place went nuts whenever Wick killed someone. Thoroughly enjoyed it, can’t wait for the third chapter.

    • Mucho Macho

      Thanks a lot my friend. I appreciate it.
      You know what was really funny. The new “50 Shades of whatever” was also premiering.
      One theater was packed with a lot of fat horny middle age women & the other filled with lots of dudes.
      You can tell a lot of John Wick fans were attending cause of the reaction in the cinema.
      So I had the same kinda experience. It was cool.

      • AlTeo

        Malaysia banned 50 Shades, though that’s one of the few times I actually agree with the ban, more money to Mr. Wick. It’s quite strange when sex and nudity is a big no-no here (the brief nudity in John Wick 2 was briefly snipped off here unfortunately) but wanton violence is practically uncensored from the get to, be it headshots or neck breaking or knife-slicing.

        On another note, Hacksaw Ridge is opening here next week. Rarely have I been glad to have been proven wrong. Even though it’s basically on the net at this point, I will do my part to support Mr. Gibson at the cinema.

        • Mucho Macho

          I think my mom could have work for the Malaysian government cause when I was a kid and I would watch all these horror movies with her, she would let me watch every decapitation in every fucking Friday the 13th movie but she would cover my eyes everytime boobs would appear on screen.
          The logic of a catholic mother..lol

          I loved “Hacksaw Ridge”, I thought it was awesome. Hopefully it will do well over there as well. I think it’s a movie worth watching on the big screen.

      • Der

        I like your plan use wicks to bang that 50 shades after show horned up mills ok mucho I’ll do it for you ,imagine the poor cunts who are on clean up after 50 shades ?

        • Mucho Macho

          Lol..I was telling a single friend of mine to take advantage of the situation but let’s just say he did not. But in his defense there were a lot of cows on the farm, you know what I mean?.

          • Der

            Good to bang a big bitch every now and again

          • Mucho Macho

            There is a size limit though.
            Dislocated ribs hurt like a mother fucker

  • Jacob Phillips

    Nice review man! And I’m sending my kid to the Cannon Films Academy for Boys!

    • Der

      Remember once he sees break dance 2 electric boogaloo he can’t un see it think carefully my man your a parent.

      • Mucho Macho

        “Electric Boogaloo” is fucking awesome!!!
        80s cheesefest Masterpiece Theater right there my friend?

        • Der

          It’s no ninja 3 the possession that’s the godfather 2 of ninja movies beatin only by shakiri killers

          • Mucho Macho

            Ninja 3 is great…
            Love it!
            Hey.. I hope your fighter does well in his fight coming up

          • Der

            Fingers crossed big group heading over to show New York how to party ,he’s a cool wee guy so I don’t think nerves will get to him

    • Mucho Macho

      Lol
      Hopefully he’ll get a scholarship and get in the honor roll?

  • Andymovieman

    I can’t wait to see the sequel. HopefuIly it looks good. I already watched the matrix and Constantine to prepare for this film and also watched taken 1 and 2 and payback with Mel Gibson. I miss those kind of revenge one man army action films.

  • Serbius

    Can’t wait to see this! It looks intense and badass. Keanu is one cool dude, and I hope he does more JW sequels and who knows, another Speed sequel to erase that turd of a sequel that was speed 2.

  • DutchDave

    Saw it today and it was great! Great action and story. Ending demands a part3.

  • Just Some Polack

    Wow, thanks Mucho. I’m seeing it on Wednesday. And I think you should become one of frequent reviewers. That is of course, if don’t have better things to do like, I don’t know, banging Kate Upton or something.

  • Austrian Oak

    AWESOME review brother,can’t wait to see the movie!

    • Mucho Macho

      Thanks amigo?

  • Austrian Oak

    Cannon Films Academy for boys is essential in any man’s upbringing.

  • GWB 8219

    Totally unrelated but I have been trying to figure out the title of a movie I saw years ago and hopefully it may sound familiar to someone. I saw it in the 80’s it was on TV I think it aired after airwolf one night. I was pretty young but I remember a big fight in the snow the U.S against Russia the soldiers were at some oil rig or something. It ended with cuts to regular people back home in both countries before nukes went off. If that sounds familiar to anyone and you know the title that wold be great.
    Thx

  • Barney Ross
  • Barney Ross

    BEST ACTION MOVIE IN YEARS, FUCKING AWESOME GUYS LETS ALL GO SEE IT IN CINEMA!!

    • Serbius

      I’ll gladly give my money to see JW.

  • ColonelBobi

    Nice review Mucho I will definitely be giving up my hard earned to go see this seeing as the first movie was pretty decent.

    • Mucho Macho

      Gracias brother?

  • Jake

    Finally saw this today and absolutely loved it. To me this is basically the For A Few Dollars More to John Wick’s A Fistful of Dollars. It spends a little more time developing the world and code of honor among these characters but still manages to be just as awesome.

    (And holy hell, I cannot fucking wait to see how beat up John Wick is by the end of chapter three!!!)

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  • Andymovieman

    Great movie sequel. 2nd car chase I’ve see involving a chevelle since jack reacher 1. Enjoyed all of John wick 2. Can’t wait for the third.

  • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

    I rated it 8/10, the action scenes near and under the coliseum were kinda soft due to the lack of visibilty and the blood which was barely visible, but the other scenes are cool, the girls are destroyed brutally, certainly the best action flick of 2017.
    Good to see Nero too.

  • Aliens&PredatorFanBoy

    Excellent film i really enjoyed it 4/5 for me

  • TheOldMcClane

    Very good film, aside from the unfortunate CGI glossing they do in every movie now.