John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Saturday, 04 April 2020

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch:

    It's Wick-ed.

  • Starring:

    Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo

  • Directed by:

    Chad Stahelski

  • Running time:

    122 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    Suicide (wrist-slitting/thumb pressed to vein near open wound to accelerate bleeding). People are shot (many), punched, kicked, flipped, stabbed, hit by vehicles, pursued, face-grabbed, smacked, garrotted, choked, thrown through the air/against objects, smacked down, head-slammed, pile-driven, elbowed, tackled, thrown down stairs, arm-snapped, finger-snapped, thrown through windows (shattered glass), neck-snapped, hit with an object. Body falls onto mirrored floor/head smashes glass. Object rammed into ear cavity. Motorbike/car crashes, vehicles rammed, smashed windscreen, cars shot. Explosion, burning house, burned-out house. Mexican standoff, men in balaclavas. Killed a dog, stole a car, killed my nephew/my brother, kill my sister, pressing knives to throats/blades were meant for their children mentioned. Screaming, panic. Painting of bloody battle (bayonets, soldiers, etc). Weapons rooms. Blood/gore: Wrist-slitting, bloodletting. Bloody face, forehead, nose, knuckles, hands, wrists, cuts, scratches, clothing, wounds, thumbprints, ground, objects; blood and gore on pencil. Blood/gore spatter, pooling blood, bloody water, smeared blood. Bone-snapping sounds. Pencil into ear, knife into chest, knife through hand. Scars, bruising, bandage, limping. People on hospital gurneys, IV drips, flatlining (flashback). High body count. Skull motifs.


    Nude woman in bath (undressing, rear view, side view). A man is crotch-grabbed/bum-grabbed. Nude statues (art gallery). Cleavage. Kissing/caressing (brief flashback scene).


    Bags of white powder, suitcases of gold and cash. Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Club/bar settings.


    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (boogeyman, etc). Religious references (Jesus saves poster, sign of the cross, crucifix, etc) and exclamations (what the hell, damnation, the devil, damn, descent into hell, etc). Obscene finger gesture.


    Contract killing, revenge, suicide, fratricide, assassins, secret/underground orders, dog lovers, grief.


    Dead wife, dead dog, dead nephew, dead brother mentioned. Cremation implied. Dog. Very brief Russian, Italian, Hebrew, sign languages (subtitles). Strobe lighting (nightclub scene).


    Brutal, bruising, relentless, exaggerated, confident, satisfying, snazzy, visceral, gratuitous, crunchy, action-packed, enjoyable, ridiculous, entertaining, gloomy, vicious, kinetic, poetic. Relatable/focused/rootable/cool/intense/panther-like performance by Keanu Reeves, elaborate/frenetic/impressive/dizzying sequences, exuberant style, gorgeous/inspired/energetic/neon-lit/lovely visuals, elegant/exquisite fight choreography, dizzying climax.


    Some tiresome/uninteresting parts, some unnecessary plot details/world-building.

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