Review of John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2 was released on January 30, 2017.
It had a budget of $40 million and managed to make $161 million.
That’s 4 times the capital, same as the John Wick released on September 19, 2014.

This time, they doubled the budget.
If they do that for the third movie, that’ll be a $80 million budget.
And if they get back 4 times the capital again, it’s gonna be $320 million.

The first 10 minutes of the movie was about John Wick getting back his car that the gangster son has stolen.
He made peace by drinking and saying “peace” literally.

In the first movie, John Wick wanted to “retire” and he managed to do that by killing all his former’s boss opponents.
Somehow, in this second movie, there is another reason to John Wick’s retirement be it directly or indirectly.
He’s now made to kill someone because of a “marker”.

Basically, a brother wants John Wick to kill his sister.
At about 50 minutes through the movie, the person John Wick was supposed to kill committed suicide.
“Because I live my life my way and I’ll die my way”
The scene made me went WOW~~~

At the end of the day, no one gets out of life alive yeah?
Do what you really wanna do, not something others expect you to do, or worse, something that others told you to do.
Don’t live in regret 🙂

About 70 minutes into the movie, a guy said, “you stabbed the devil in the back, and forced him back into the life that he has just left, you incinerated the priest temple, burned it to the ground, now he’s free of the marker, what do you think he will do?”

In the end, John Wick killed the brother because the brother wanted to kill John Wick in order to get rid of “evidence” that he was the one who told John Wick to kill his sister.
However, in order to have another movie, they decided that John Wick shall kill the brother at the continental.
As such, John Wick was declared excommunicado rather than killed immediately.

In the first movie, the female who killed someone at the continental was killed immediately.
Instead, now, John Wick is given an hour to run from an entire park of assassins.
Not sure if this is melodramatic or if New York really have such a park where everyone is an assassin.

Also, if there’re so many people wanting to the job in getting rid of John Wick, why is there a need to increase the award to 7 million?
Supply and demand, no?
And now, John Wick has a marker from the person who wants him dead, why not just give the marker back and ask him not to kill?

Apparently, John Wick’s real job is an actor, not an assassin.
Also, John Wick could have done a “I live my life my way and I’ll die my way” LOL

Meanwhile in Singapore, someone once said he will jump out of his grave.
Too bad in Singapore, we’re taught economic progress above culture and heritage.
As such, he was cremated and Singapore is just what it is today 🙂


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