Scott R’s review published on Letterboxd:
This one is just below the first for me I think. A step up from John Wick: Chapter 2 for sure! With the visual style and some breathtaking action, this one has a lot going for it.
There are plenty of fun new characters in John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum! Many of these new characters bring fun new dynamics, like some of the villains. Mark Decascos as Zero, wow! That man fucks some shit up.
And these fights here… seriously, damn!! Some of the hand to hand and sword action is amazing!! And combined with the crazy neon visual style here you have yourself a pretty fuckin picture! I will say though that all of these elements kind of add up to a series that stretches itself into absurd comic bookesque style action and visuals. Something about the first film seemed so grounded, but we’ve gone completely over the top now. I’m still here for it, it’s just a different tone and vibe. It’s a visually wild and impressive action film! 4.25/5
Thank god I saw these other two before my viewing of chapter four today. These really do feel like chapters in one over the top wild action tale!