McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

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John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!…

Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third and final installment of adrenaline-fueled action trilogy based around the adventures of one John Wick.

In the aptly named ‘John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum’, super-assassin John Wick (played by Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail.

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After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, as the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Bursting on to our big screens in 2014, director Chuck Stahelski ensured that John Wick was an action movie that the audience were never going to forget, channelling films like Gareth Evans The Raid to deliver action and fight sequences that simply blew it’s viewers away with a perfectly cast Keanu Reeves the orchestrator behind it’s razor sharp delivery.

John Wick 2, in my opinion had seen standards slip somewhat as the film didn’t live up to the high standards set my its’ predecessor.

Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

Thankfully in John Wick 3, those high standards of highly choreographed fight sequences, imaginative action scenes and overall chaos are again evident serving up the best film in this energetic trilogy.

Keanu Reeves again proves the less dialogue the better, as he makes the most of his skills as an all out action star, with some simply stunning fight and chase spectacles that you will not see bettered on a big screen this year.

The pace is frenetic as Wicks swats away enemies like pestering flies at an alarming rate and like all John Wick’s movies, absurdity is the order of the day so if plausibility is your thing, then maybe John Wick is not for you!

There is also copious amounts of graphic violence which may not be to everyone’s tastes but just add to the madness of the whole production.

Overall, if you are prepared to suspend disbelief for a few hours and enjoy the crazy ride then John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is an enjoyable rollercoaster full of exciting thrills from beginning to end!


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