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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

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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 Bogeyman 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--as in this lethal ballet of bullets--no one can make it out in one piece. Written by Nick Riganas

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The Only Way Out Is Back In. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

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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

Gross USA:

$92,029,184

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,539,887
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ares is typically associated with the color red; like other links to The Matrix (1999), Ruby Rose's character is the woman in red, as evident with her scarlet jacket. See more »

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When John Wick reclaims his Mustang, the damage on the Mustang changes throughout the scenes. See more »

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Sommelier: Good afternoon, Mr. Wick. It's been a long time.
John Wick: I'd like a tasting.
Sommelier: I know of your past fondness for the German varietals, but I can wholeheartedly endorse the new breed of Austrians. Glock .34 and .26. Recontoured grips. Flared magwell for easier reloads. And I know you'll appreciate the custom porting. What's next?
John Wick: I need something robust. Precise.
Sommelier: "Robust. Precise." AR-15, 11.5-inch. Compensated with an ion-bonded bolt carrier. Trijicon accupoint with 1-6 magnification.
John Wick: Could you recommend ...
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"John Wick: Chapter 2" is an enjoyable, stylish and action-packed thrill ride.
11 February 2017 | by dave-mcclainSee all my reviews

In Hawaiian, the native language of Keanu Reeves' biological father, his first name means "cool breeze over the mountains". Sounds peaceful, right? Well, early in his career, Reeves played pretty peaceful characters in 1988's "Dangerous Liaisons", 1989's "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and, in 1991, "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey", "Parenthood" and as an FBI agent pretending to be a surfer in "Point Break". That last role also marked the beginning of Reeves' transition to more intense and even tormented characters, like in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "Speed" (1994) and "The Devil's Advocate" (1997). Although the man with the peaceful-sounding first name still sprinkled in some sweet and peaceful roles (e.g., "Sweet November", "A Walk in the Clouds", "The Lake House" and a voice-over as a kitten named after him in 2016's "Keanu"), most of the parts Reeves played in the late 1990s and early 2000s have been decidedly un-peaceful – in movies like "Johnny Mnemonic", "The Matrix" (and its two sequels), "Constantine", "Street Kings", "Man of Tai Chi" (which he also directed), "47 Ronin" – plus "John Wick" and its sequel "John Wick: Chapter 2" (R, 2:02). Peaceful? Not hardly! Entertaining? You betcha! "Chapter 2" is a very appropriate phrase to include in this movie's title, for a couple of reasons. The action picks up right after the events of 2014's "John Wick". Having come out of hit-man retirement to avenge the murder of his puppy and defend his own life by dispatching scores of bad guys, he now comes for his stolen car, knocking off a few more thugs in the process, and then calls it even with the boss (Peter Stormare) of what's left of the crime family which John has decimated. He calls a mechanic friend (John Leguizamo) to repair what's left of his souped-up Mustang, reburies his weaponry in the floor of his house (under concrete which he lays down himself), looks wistfully at a picture of his late wife, Helen (Bridget Moynahan), takes care of his new dog (which he has not yet named) and, to quote the 1980's singer known as Rockwell, John might say, "All I want is to be left alone in my average home, but… I always feel like someone's watching me." He has good reasons for thinking and feeling all of that.

Since Wick (aka "The Boogeyman") came out of retirement (albeit for very good and personal reasons), the international organization of assassins of which he was a part now considers him un-retired. (After all, John himself said in the previous film, "People keep asking if I'm back. Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back.") Italian assassin Santino D'Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio), a member of one of the families represented at "The High Table" of assassins shows up to hand his old friend an amulet with John's bloody thumb print inside, a token of what Santino says is a blood oath which was reinstated when John came out of retirement. John is now obligated to fulfill a "request" by Santino or he himself will be killed.

Winston (Ian McShane), the manager of New York's Continental Hotel (a kind of safe house and DMZ for international assassins), reaffirms to John that those are the rules and there is no other way, so John heads to Rome to do his job. John proceeds with his trademark classiness as he plans to… execute his responsibility. Of course, nothing will be easy, even for John Wick, and he'll eventually have to defend himself against a number of deadly agents, including one played by Common, and another by Ruby Rose, but he also gets help from "The Sommelier" (Peter Sarafinowicz), who deals in a lot more than wine, Charon (Lance Reddick), the classy and extraordinarily helpful concierge at The Continental Hotel – and a blast from Keanu Reeves' own cinematic past (a cool cameo which I don't want to spoil).

"John Wick: Chapter 2" is an enjoyable, stylish and action-packed thrill ride. As good as the original film was, this one keeps what worked so well the first time, takes the plot deeper into the main character's world and adds several interesting new characters. It's an intense action shoot-'em-up, but it's not just the guys who get to have all the fun. (Beware of mute female henchmen, lady violinists on the subway and women who would rather slit their own wrists than become a hit-man's victim.) Besides its many colorful characters, this sequel keeps audiences engaged with its general air of sophistication, its stylized action sequences and visually sumptuous set pieces that are… to die for. If you don't mind a high body count and a few vagaries in its plot points, this is everything an action sequel should be – including setting the stage very well for "Chapter 3". For now, I'll close this "John Wick" chapter with… an "A-".


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