John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ★★★½

Picks up right where the second one ended with John Wick branded "excommunicado" so the action doesn't take too long to blast forward in full force.

There is still a sense of poetry in a stylistically violent power ballad which climaxes with a bang after the build-up of the first two movies.
The world, consisting mostly by his fanbase, is after John Wick and the bodycount rises as much as the stakes for the character with a very thin plot enough to connect one elaborate action setpiece to the other.
And like in a Jackie Chan movie, that's more than enough to keep the pace extremely pumped and exciting.

Lots of diversity and creative in action, the brutality got even more brutal and there are moments that'll make you cheer with joy. Beautiful colors, well shot and meticulously choreographed. It's still a shame that the CGI blood splatter is still a distracting factor for me and quite clean instead of raw. Some scenes also suffer a bit from obvious green screens but you can also look at it like a stylistic comic book look, but I'm not entirely sure if that was intentional or not.

I kind of wished that this would be the last chapter for the character, but in the end all doors are still open for a sure-fire fourth chapter.
I hope they'll wrap it up soon as John Wick-fatigue started growing by the last two battles of this movie.
But action lovers will find plenty to enjoy.

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