John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

I love the John Wick movies but honestly Parabellum is not very good. The knife-throwing scene is hands-down the best in the movie, maybe the series, and definitely among my favorites ever for its use of physical comedy and how well-choreographed it is. It feels like something out of a Jackie Chan highlight reel.

And that's pretty much the peak of Parabellum, this fight that happens maybe 10 minutes in. The rest is fine, it's not actively bad, but everything is just too bloated. The plot meanders and has too many loose threads with barely any of consequence at all, and many of the later action scenes are just far too long, tiring me somehow when I should've been invigorated.

While I still love this goddamn series, it is a shame how much Parabellum feels like a generic, forgettable blockbuster. But still, I love how it looks and I had a ton of fun, especially with the exhilarating first thirty minutes.

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