John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ★★★½

"I have served. I will be of service."

While better on a rewatch, the unbelievability here is still way off the charts.

Of course, the way that the bad guys are able to jump right back into the fight after being shot in the chest or something is meant to help keep the action scenes exciting, tense, and lengthy. But it still makes you double-take, or at least it should.

This is definitely the one in the series that jumped the shark in terms of action sequences, injuries, and even the lore. It's kind of all over the place as it sets up characters as goal markers for John simply in order to have another fight scene. But there needs to be a fight scene, so better insert that pointless character.

The fights are as brutal as ever here, but they suddenly take on a slightly more cartoonish or ridiculous quality, thanks to the aforementioned ability for people to bounce back from what should crippling or fatal injuries.

The newcomers to the cast are all great, and the legenedary Decascos is brilliant. Berry gives a great performance too.

While the expansions to the lore do help to fill some of the spaces in the overall story, and it is fun that the movie keeps reminding us that all of this happened because of a dog and a car, "John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum" doesn't quite live up to the standard made by the first two in the series.

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