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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Published in J
Saturday, 06 May 2017 03:39
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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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    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).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

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

  • LANGUAGE

    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.

  • THEMES

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

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

  • CRITICS LIKE

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

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

White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.