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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Published September 7, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Film info

  • Title John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
  • Director Chad Stahelski
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 2hrs 10m
  • Genres Thriller, Crime
  • Tagline The grace period is over

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:08 Nice catch up, and I actually remember the last one too! Bonus.
7:32 Don’t you go damaging those books now, you two.
14:00 He is ab-so-lutely ruthless.
20:16 Oof, that was a rough old sequence. Bleurgh.
20:38 Standard, John Wick can kill a man from a thousand paces but can’t hear a car coming to quite literally save his life.
23:42 I feel like the horse would be scared of the gunshots.
27:33 Jardani is a much more interesting name than John.
29:45 “How can you escape from the light? Of course, you can go to the dark. But they are in the dark too.”
35:50 Information super-fly-way.
41:59 “I didn’t kill you, I just shot you.”
48:55 Jeez, these ones have got proper stealth mode on.
51:28 So that’s Robson and Jerome in a John Wick film.
57:07 “I get it.” Of all people, he really does!
1:02:37 Halle Berry is kicking some ass.
1:10:13 “Never seen a man fight so hard to end up back where he started.”
1:13:24 Surely it is not helpful to have an assassin without a finger… for no good reason.
1:23:33 Well, we’ve never seen this part of the hotel before. Fancy.
1:33:21 I just can’t see them getting out of this alive, but they’ve got to I suppose.
1:35:28 Feel like he’s racing through his ammo very quickly.
1:38:06 Love it, I want to be like Winston!
1:54:34 A parlay usually means it’s not going very well.

Thoughts

Another good entry in the John Wick franchise, I hadn’t realised how much I’d been looking forward to it until it popped up available to watch. The violence at the beginning was… a bit much for me, if I’m honest. I don’t remember the others being quite so bad - I think because there was so much hand-to-hand and knife stuff. After Wick got his hands on some guns, it was a little better.

Some of this felt a bit unnecessary and weird - like the chopping off the finger thing, which quite apart from making Wick’s life harder, must have been a pain in the ass for the CGI people.

But, Halle Berry was incredible, fighting better than Keanu in places. And even though she was the bad guy, I loved how bad-ass the adjudicator was. Good film and room for more at the end too, hooray!

Rating: 4 / 5

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