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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Piece of shit or Not? John Wick: Chapter 2

Cinescape Magazine is a look at film, tv, comics, video games, and 70's, 80's and 90's nostalgia from the perspective of two normal average joe's that just love movies, in whatever form they come in.

John Wick: Chapter 2 Piece Of Shit Or Not?
They're still gonna miss. 

Joe's Take-

It's time to get tactical with the guy that kills the fuckin boogeyman, at least one more time. After turning down a "job" offer from a powerful man, Mr. Wick finds himself un-retired, homeless, and stalking the streets of Rome for the multitudes of hit men that are assigned to take him out. Good luck. With the help of Ian McShane (Deadwood) and Larry Fishburne (The Matrix), Keanu Reeves' invincible death incarnate persona is ready to make large scale fights and shoot outs look easy.

My Prediction- It's obvious that this sequel will consist of the "one up" factor over its predecessor. But will it have the cool and humorous charisma that made Chapter 1 such a pleasant surprise? I truly hope it does. I like how Chapter 2 wasn't rushed into production, just for revenue's sake (Ride Along, The Conjuring). I don't think that it will match the overall awesomeness of Chapter 1, but John Wick: Chapter 2 will not be a Piece Of Shit. It looks too badass for that too happen. You know you saw that YouTube video of Reeves training.

Mike's Take -

I really enjoyed the first movie. It was quirky, fun, had some good characters in it and it was just all one big action shot. The premise was simple, some primadona hot shot son of a gangster decides that it would be fun to bully some guy that lives in the boondocks because he has a nice car and the primadona wants it. So the kid goes after the car, but makes the mistake of stealing it from the boogeyman. John Wick is his name and revengineering is his game. (I made that name up, it's officially a Cinescape copyright)

John Wick Chapter 2 takes place the day after Chapter 1, as the official line goes and he isn't done with his "revengineering". After taking out the crime boss in New York, Wick decides it's time to take this dish best served cold, global. What can we expect? More car chases, bigger and better shootouts, Joe not falling asleep, some wicked cool karate chopping, and John Wicks dog looking all cute and deadly. Also, hot chicks.

This movie isn't going to suck. The idea behind the series is just a good ole asskicking good time. What's even better is that this is a nod to John Woo and his action movies from the 80's like Hardboiled, The Killers, and A Better Tomorrow.

Not A Piece Of Shit.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

R | 2h 2min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 10 February 2017 (USA)

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

Director: Chad Stahelski
Writers: Derek Kolstad, Derek Kolstad (based on characters created by)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane 

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