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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

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After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

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Chad Stahelski

Writers:

Derek Kolstad, Derek Kolstad (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... John Wick
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Santino D'Antonio
Ian McShane ... Winston
Ruby Rose ... Ares
Common ... Cassian
Claudia Gerini ... Gianna D'Antonio
Lance Reddick ... Charon
Laurence Fishburne ... Bowery King
Tobias Segal ... Earl
John Leguizamo ... Aurelio
Bridget Moynahan ... Helen
Thomas Sadoski ... Jimmy
Erik Frandsen Erik Frandsen ... Numismatic
David Patrick Kelly ... Charlie
Perry Yung ... Doctor
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Storyline

Bound by an inescapable blood debt to the Italian crime lord, Santino D'Antonio, and with his precious 1969 Mustang still stolen, John Wick, the taciturn and pitiless assassin who thirsts for seclusion, is forced to visit Italy to honour his promise. But soon, the Boogeyman will find himself dragged into an impossible task in the heart of Rome's secret criminal society, as every killer in the business dreams of cornering the legendary Wick who now has an enormous price on his head. Drenched in blood and mercilessly hunted down, John Wick can surely forget a peaceful retirement--but above all--in this lethal ballet of bullets, can he make it out in one piece? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never stab the devil in the back

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Wick 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,436,123, 12 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$92,029,184, 27 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,216,655, 20 March 2017
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The events in the movie are set in 2014, but the "accountants" are shown typing on a Commodore VIC-20 (with the logo blacked out) that is over three decades old. The VIC-20 wasn't capable of the smooth text shown; its screen was limited to 176×184 pixels at its highest resolution. The green-on-black text shown is almost identical to the system screens from The Matrix (1999). See more »

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After the fight with Cassian in Rome, John's suit is relatively untouched when he's sitting at the bar, and in other scenes, the back is untouched too. He was shot multiple times whilst fleeing, and as the tailor explained and demonstrated, the body armor is inside the layers of the suit. When the tailor's assistant shoots at the dummies to demonstrate the armor, the cloth is ripped by each shot as the bullet tears the cloth and is stopped by the armor inside. John's suit should be thoroughly shredded by the time he gets back to the hotel. See more »

Quotes

Winston: You stabbed the devil in the back and forced him back into the life that he had just left. You incinerated the priest's temple. Burned it to the ground. Now he's free of the marker, what do you think he'll do? He had a glimpse of the other side and he embraced it. But you, Signor D'Antonio... took it away from him.
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Alternate Versions

British version was cut (23 seconds were removed from the suicide scene) by local distributor Warner Bros. to secure a 15 rating (an uncut 18 rating was available). See more »


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A Job To Do
Written by Jerry Cantrell and Tyler Bates
Performed by Jerry Cantrell, Tyler Bates and Gil Sharone
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Kick-ass, entertaining and relentless throughout. This is what every sequel should aspire to be.
9 February 2017 | by trublu215See all my reviews

John Wick Chapter 2 pits Keanu Reeves' titular character against the mean and nefarious of the criminal underworld. Once again, Reeves proves that he is a force to be reckoned with in this ridiculous, over-the-top sequel that is every bit as fun as the original. These types of films are rarely known for their artistic value but John Wick: Chapter 2 sets the bar pretty high, not only in its action, but in it's set design and camera work. This is pure escapist entertainment and couldn't have come at a better time. Those wanting to take a break from watching the Oscar nominees, this film is exactly what you're looking for.

The look and feel of the film is very much in line with the first. It is nice, vibrant colors that compliment the violence and chaos. The sound is absolutely amazing with each gun sounding the way they should instead of using the stock machine gun or pistol sound which is something the original was guilty of at times. The performances are awesome, even if Common is rehashing his Run All Night character even down to his wardrobe. And the direction of the action sequences is beyond impressive. This is a bigger John Wick and one that does a nice job at expanding on this guy's world. It really becomes a pulpy and interesting world that I'm sure we'll all enjoy a third time around. The only issue that the film may have depends on your taste in action films. This is considerably longer than the original (almost by 20 minutes) but it moves so fluidly and so frenetic that it barely feels like it.

Overall, John Wick: Chapter 2 is one hell of a sequel. It has everything a sequel should have and definitely doesn't disappoint. If you loved the first one then you're probably going to love this one. It is a straight up, balls to the wall thrill ride that is more than worth the price of admission.


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