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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)


Previous to his profession in directing the “John Wick” franchise, Chad Stahelski spent over twenty years as knowledgeable stuntman, lending his skills to motion hits comparable to “The Crow”, “The Matrix”, “Spider-Man 2”, “300”, “Ninja Assassin”, “The Expendables” 1 and a couple of, and “Man of Tai Chi”, amongst many others. I deliver this as much as make the case that it should now be required by state, federal, and international regulation for anyone directing action films to have an in depth background in professional stunt work. There’s definitely little cause to argue the purpose after seeing “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”, a two-hour opera of probably the most wild and outlandish motion the collection has ever served up, and one which completely defines “edge-of-your-seat” leisure!



Keanu Reeves steps again into the position of the world’s most feared assassin, John Wick, with Halle Berry assuming the position of Sofia, an previous associate with a bitter grudge towards him. Ian McShane also returns within the position of The Continental’s supervisor Winston, with Lance Reddick additionally again as its concierge Charon. Laurence Fishburne also reprises the position of The Bowery King, while Anjelica Huston appears as one other previous ally of John’s often known as “The Director”. Asia Kate Dillon portrays an emissary of the murderer world’s hierarchy often known as The Adjudicator, whereas Mark Dacascos tackles the position of her hand-picked murderer Zero, with Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman available as his two right-hand males.


After violating the sacred rule of conducting no “business” on the grounds of The Continental, John Wick navigates the streets of Manhattan as a marked man with a $14 million bounty on his head. After leaving his loyal canine within the trusted care of The Continental’s concierge Charon, John Wick makes his solution to Casablanca to money in his “marker” on his one-time affiliate, Sofia. Regardless of the dangerous blood between the 2, Sofia agrees to help take John to “The Elder”, one of the senior most members of The High Desk of the murderer world, with the facility to cancel the contract on his life. Nevertheless, with an “adjudicator” and a troupe of hired assassins nipping at his heels, John soon learns that it will come at a steep worth.


John Wick breaks a person’s neck by punching his head towards the sting of an encyclopedia. He later joins forces with an previous ally to blast their method via a Moroccan mansion while her two canine maul anybody fortunate sufficient not to get riddled with bullets. He subsequently goes head-to-head with two kerambit-wielding Silat masters from “The Raid” movies. Should you consider those few sentences describe more than ten % of the symphony orchestra of motion that’s the third film within the “John Wick” franchise, you’re sorely mistaken. Nevertheless, what they do spotlight is the modesty with which the collection began with the 2014 unique.

John Wick” is certainly one of the best-scripted action films ever made, crafting a hidden world of assassins with its own language, foreign money, and infrastructure (along with its personal legal system, as we see embodied by The Adjudicator in “Parabellum). And yet, all of that was revealed regularly all through, with the inspiration being laid in its opening minutes; the story of a widower grieving the loss of his spouse with the dog she left behind for him, earlier than we see his return to the world he escaped from, and simply how good he was at his previous job as he finally comes out of retirement.

Add in a cocktail of a few of the most superb gun fu in any film not directed by John Woo (and quite arguably even counting people who have been) and “John Wick” arrived as the definition of a sleeper hit. It wasn’t until 2017’s “John Wick: Chapter 2” that the collection actually put its playing cards on the table, expanding the scope of its world-building whilst ramping up the finesse and intensity of its motion sequences to eleven.

Nevertheless, “Parabellum” may properly characterize the most important quantum leap ahead any motion franchise has created from its first installment to its third. Within the 131 minute runtime of “Parabellum”, there are gun battles that resemble a “Terminator” film starring Chow Yun-fat, vehicular stunts worthy of “Mad Max: Fury Road”, and martial arts action sequences that persistently prime one another. If “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was the undisputed king of the action film hill for summer time 2018, “John Wick: Chapter 3” assumes that specific throne with ease for this yr’s summer time movie season.

Choosing up proper the place its predecessor left off, “John Wick: Chapter 3” wastes no time by any means in serving up every part it has to supply on a silver platter, with John holding off swarm after swarm of his fellow assassins after the bounty on his head. There are action film finales that aren’t as robust as these opening twenty minutes, which see John’s aforementioned encyclopedia neck break, a horse secure smackdown with slightly equestrian foot fight, a motorcycle-horseback chase, and what’s positive to be a contender for knife battle the yr (a title for which “Parabellum” has no fewer than two entries). As if the movie feels dared by the audience to push the envelope even additional, John’s subsequent alliance with Sofia pits the two towards the whole security detail of a Moroccan kasbah, with Sofia’s two canine leaving the household jewels of various of their enemies in less than pristine situation.

Halle Berry clearly threw herself head first into martial arts and ballistics training just as much as Reeves did, and the dangerous blood that exists between Sofia and Wick is simply the newest little bit of untapped history that this franchise knows the way to deftly tease the audience into eager to see absolutely explored. And yet, “Parabellum” has STILL saved one of the best for last. Nearly all the latter half is a continuous cavalcade of the movie outdoing itself with a mixture sword struggle/motorbike chases that lovingly pays tribute to the South Korean actioner “The Villainess”, and a shotgun battle that turns the often off-limits grounds of The Continental right into a struggle zone, culminating in Mr. Wick’s last stand towards Zero’s gang of blade-wielding fellow assassins.

If “Chapter 2” tipped its hat to “Enter the Dragon” with its Corridor of Mirrors set piece, “Parabellum” homages “Police Story” with John’s opponents sending him by way of one window or glass case after another, and his completely beautiful rodeo with Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman providing the movie’s aforementioned second entry into the Greatest Knife Battle of 2019 sweepstakes. Mark Dacascos also works his dependable charisma in the position of Zero, a person with such respect for his legendary goal that he all however asks for his autograph earlier than unsheathing his katana. And based mostly on the viewers response, it’s fairly straightforward to tell which viewers have never seen “Only the Strong” or “Drive” – quite the sweetener of the theater expertise, certainly!


To see the “John Wick” collection unfold from its humble, yet thrilling beginnings, from its maiden voyage to the heights it rises to in “Parabellum” has been nothing lower than an electrifying thrill, and a real privilege for hardcore motion aficionados. With a script and path which are razor sharp, and a leading man and forged completely committed to blowing your expectations out of the water, the crown of summer time 2019’s reigning king of motion is Baba Yaga’s to lose – and judging by the ending of “John Wick: Chapter 3”, that’s a title he aims to keep!


  • Halle Berry approached Chad Stahelski about appearing in the film before the script had even been completed. Berry, who broke three ribs throughout rehearsals, described the experience of creating the movie as “life changing” and has also said “I don’t think I’ve ever worked longer or harder to prepare for a part in a movie.” You’ll be able to see her intense coaching regimen for the movie under.
  • Halle Berry also served as the on-set dog coach.
  • On Might 20th, 2019, “John Wick: Chapter 4” was formally introduced, and is scheduled to be launched on Might 21st, 2021.

Favorite Quotes

  • “$14 million on his head, every interested party in the city looking for him. I’d say the odds are about even.” – Winston (on John Wick’s probabilities of survival.)
  • “Si vis pacem, para bellum.” – Winston (as John Wick heads into battle – Latin translation: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”)
  • “I get it.” – John Wick (after Sofia explains her attachment to her two canine.)

Movie Score: 9/10

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