John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ★★★½

These movies are only entertaining as much as they give us original world-building and action, and on both counts, I thought John Wick 3 was a bit behind the other two. The opening knife fight was astonishing, but it got less clever from there. For example, the motorcycle ninjas paled in comparison to similar antics in the Matrix films. The final fight with Zero in the big glass room at the Continental was again very derivative from a much better, and mercifully shorter, fight from Skyfall. And I wasn't all that interested in John's journey to reinstate his status with the High Table.
Speaking of Zero, I spent over half the film trying to place him, until I finally nailed it - he's the Chairman from Iron Chef America. That made me happy.

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