So, hey, John Wick 2. The first John Wick seemed to be a bit of an unexpected hit of a movie. It was so brutally simplistic in it’s story, pacing, action and well, everything. There wasn’t a ton of heavy nonsense going on, just a tough ass hell killer going on a revenge driven rampage. The world was also incredibly rich and felt pretty complete despite not once stopping to sit around and bog things down by giving some crazy explanation. It just did by showing.
So now we have John Wick 2.
I’m actually a little disappointed and a little worried. I’m worried that this movie will try so hard to replicate the goodness of the first movie, that it will come off as well, too much. It will be too overly dramatic, or try to introduce too much clever unspoken lore making the world too complicated, etc. I’m also disappointed a bit because probably the best suggestion I’ve heard for a follow up to John wick was to just make a series of movies, unrelated, directly, but all in the same world. All keeping a common thread in the hotel and club from the first film.
But, we get more Keanu Reeves and John Wick, which is fine, and I’m not saying the movie is going to be bad, I’m just saying I am worried it might push things too far and soil what made the first movie work. Also, Laurence Fishbourne, I have to wonder if there will be some joke or Easter egg around the Matrix, but that really would probably be kind of out of place. One last note, there are a few scenes in this trailer with his new car, and they look to be a bit more active than the car scenes in the previous film. Considering getting his car stolen was part of the catalyst for the first movie, and he’s shown as seeming to be a pretty bad ass driver, it would be nice to get a kick ass John Wick car chase scene in this film.
There’s not enough quality car chases these days it seems.