Director Chad Stahelski
Genre Action | Crime | Thriller
Cast Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Jason Mantzoukas, Ian McShane
Release Date May 17th, 2019
From director Chad Stahelski, the man who brought us John Wick 1 & 2, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum brings us even deeper into the world of assassins as John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. I have genuinely enjoyed these films with their stylistic approach and amazing stunts so can’t wait for the next chapter.
I read somewhere recently that in 3 movies John Wick has tallied a higher body count than Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers throughout their epic run - just let that sink in. John Wick is the ultimate badass, and people seem to keep forgetting that if you have an issue with him, it may be best to just walk away. Sure some may consider that a punk move, but at least it’s better than ending up with a perfectly placed bullet in your forehead. Ever since that idiot had the nerve to murder his dog in the first film Wick has been on the defensive, and to say he is resourceful would be a severe understatement. In John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum the hitman that just can’t stay retired finds himself on the run from pretty much anyone with a gun as they try to collect the price on his head.
John Wick is incredibly resourceful and he is forced to call in every last favor to try and make it out alive. The film picks up right where Chapter 2 left off and highlights action much more than actual storyline, so it is far from boring. The knife throwing scene in the beginning is absolutely jaw dropping and sets the tone for a wild ride. When it comes to the John Wick films the fight scenes and stunt work are unmatched, and somehow they seem to get better with each sequel. Between that and the great casting choices, John Wick continues to be the perfect movie for the guys to see after crushing a few beers and some hot wings - in that order.
I really enjoyed John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum and felt like I got my money’s worth, and then some. I could watch this dude drop bodies all night and sleep like a baby knowing that it is all to avenge that cute puppy his wife gave him as her dying gift. Keanu Reeves as a person has been replaced by this character, and I think he is okay with that. Judging by the ending and the success of the latest film I knew a 4th entry was a given and it has since been officially greenlit for a May 2021 release. Also Starz is working on a spinoff series for John Wick called The Continental, and early chatter is that it takes place much earlier than the films. Hopefully it’ll give us a glimpse into Wick’s career before retirement. Whether you see it in theaters or snatch this up On-Demand or on Blu-ray, Josh Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a must-see. Highly recommended.